The University of Massachusetts Amherst
Alumni & Giving

Giving Opportunities

For over 65 years, the UMass College of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education, research, and community service. Now more than ever, its leadership standing depends on private giving. Alumni are among the most loyal supporters, with friends, foundations, and corporations also playing crucial roles.

The College recognizes the need to alleviate a growing shortage of nurses nationwide and is working towards a solution by developing skilled nurses, prepared to take on ever evolving technology.

To meet this challenge, the College of Nursing must build on its strengths by:

  • increasing scholarships, fellowships, and grants to fund top students
  • funding endowed chairs, faculty positions, and innovative research
  • using cutting edge technology and clinical simulations in classrooms

Increased support will also enable the College to develop new models of patient-centered care, uncover new knowledge, and attract the best and brightest nursing students and faculty.

A list of existing giving designations is available here

For more information on the College and opportunities for support, please contact the Development Office, tel. 413.545.5090 or email Ben at Gifts to the College of Nursing are tax-deductible to the full extent of current and applicable law. Donors receive recognition from both the College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

2 Days of Giving: UMassGives. Coming to you in April 2020.

Students posing for picture with UMassGives backdrop
UMassGives is an annual university-wide, 48-hour fundraising event designed to engage and inspire students, alumni and friends to donate to the university or to the programs or schools on campus that are meaningful to them. For 48 hours, we encourage you to spread the word and ask those to give back, whatever they can, in thanks to UMass Amherst. Each school and college will raise funds for different endeavors.


In 2019, our College of Nursing community came together and brought together record fundraising and donor participation numbers, all to help our students. And let us not forget those who spread the word far and wide on social media and to family and friends. It was a team effort, and we are thrilled to provide these funds for student nursing education.

If you would like to be a part of the movement, we would love to invite you to be a CON UMassGives ambassador. Just send Ben an email at and he would be happy to tell you more.

Will 2020 be a groundbreaking year? You bet it will be. Together, we look forward to expanding the impact we have on our students. #CONUMassGives2020

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