UMass Amherst Celebrates Record Community Giving Campaign With Appreciation Event on Feb. 25


UMass Amherst Celebrates Record Community Giving Campaign With Appreciation Event on Feb. 25

AMHERST – This year’s UMass Amherst Community Campaign (UMACC) raised $482,488, exceeding its $450,000 goal. Since the campaign began in 1990, faculty, staff and retirees have now donated over $10 million to nonprofit organizations locally and around the world. This year’s campaign also broke the record for the most money raised in a single campaign ($476,666), set in 2008-09.

An appreciation lunch is being held to thank participants and celebrate the success of the campaign.

DATE:           Tuesday, Feb. 25

TIME:            Noon to 1 p.m.

WHAT:          UMACC Appreciation Lunch

WHERE:        UMass Amherst Campus Center, Amherst Room
                      1 Campus Center Way 
                      Free parking in the Campus Center garage

WHO:             Barbara Krauthamer, dean of the UMass Amherst Graduate School; Laura Reichsman, director, Family Outreach of Amherst director; Jen Gallant, UMACC manager

UMACC is the UMass Amherst workplace giving program, which enables faculty, staff and retirees to donate to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the world that they choose. Over 65 percent of the funds raised this year will go to Western Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, also an increase over previous years. Almost 450 organizations will receive donations pledged by nearly 700 people.