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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMassGives is here!

Apr 28, 2021

UMassGives is underway! The eighth annual UMassGives campaign will be held Thursday, April 29 through Friday, April 30. UMassGives is the university’s two-day online giving campaign. 

This year, in honor of our 50th anniversary, our goal is to raise $15,000 toward the Ruth B. Loving Scholarship. Beloved and renowned as the Mother of Civil Rights in Springfield, Massachusetts, Ruth B. Loving dedicated her life to social justice and community activism, and was a powerful force to be reckoned with until her death at age 100.

In 1988, at the age of 73, she earned her BA from UMass Amherst through the University Without Walls with a concentration in Community Education, proving it's never too late to achieve the dream of a college degree. The Ruth B. Loving Scholarship honors and carries forward the legacy of this accomplished and influential alumna by providing support for socioeconomically disadvantaged students enrolled in the UWW Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Preference is given to those living in Hampden County, Massachusetts.

Together, during UMassGives, we can make this vital scholarship in support of adult students a reality. Here is the giving link

A gift—no matter how big or how small—given at any time during UMassGives will make a difference. But a gift given during UWW’s Power Hour on Thursday, April 29 from NOON to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time will have the greatest impact.  

  • If we receive the most donations (donors not dollars) during our Power Hour, the university will award us an additional $2,000 towards this scholarship.
  • If we get 120 donors to give during our Power Hour, a generous group of current and retired faculty, staff, and alumni will unlock a $2,500 gift, which will be added to the total. 
  • Can’t give during the Power Hour? No problem! Give any time during UMassGives which runs through to have your gift count towards our goal!  

Enter to Win Our 50th Anniversary Prize! 

In honor of UWW’s 50th Anniversary, if you give a gift of at least $50 during UMassGives, you will be automatically entered to win a UMass gift package containing a UMass Amherst sweatshirt, and a UWW t-shirt, mug, and hat.