Support SPP

The School of Public Policy is known nationally and across the globe for integrating a commitment to social equity into all that we do, from faculty research to student engagement in the community. Your donation helps ensure that we can continue attracting and supporting top-tier students who will become our world’s next generation of public leaders and social change-makers.

Allie Haber, Master of Public Policy 2017

“Public policy is a tool to help us understand our society. Don’t just take what you learn at face value—let it teach you how to combat racism, sexism, xenophobia, and transphobia and advocate for those around you.”

Allie Haber

Housing Matcher at Safe Place for Youth

Master of Public Policy 2017

Special Funds

Your unrestricted donation will contribute to the development of the research and teaching capacity of SPP, or you may choose to direct your gift to one of the following funds:

  • The George T. Sulzner Endowment Fund supports outstanding graduate students pursuing summer internships in organizations where funding is not available.
  • The Philip Hertz Scholarship Endowment Fund provides a merit-based award to support talented graduate students with demonstrated financial need and the potential to make outstanding contributions in public policy and management.
  • The SPP​ Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 2013 through individual donations, to endow scholarships for graduate students within CPPA.
  • The M.V. Lee Badgett Award for Social Justice was established to honor Badgett’s achievements and service as director of SPP for eight years. The award recognizes a graduate whose work helps to advance anti-discrimination policies or social causes.

Payment Options

School of Public Policy, UMass Amherst
Attn: Alasdair Roberts, Director
Thompson Hall
200 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003

Checks should NOT be payable to SPP, UMass Amherst - but instead to University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Please note in the memo line whether to direct your gift to a specific SPP fund or just to “School of Public Policy” for general, unrestricted donations.