The University of Massachusetts Amherst


Thank you for considering a gift to the Western Massachusetts Writing Project. Gifts are essential in enabling us to continue to provide valuable professional development opportunities to pre-K through college teachers throughout Western Massachusetts. By participating in our programs, teachers become members of a thriving professional community of literacy educators, develop curricula and teaching approaches to meet the needs of diverse learners in the 21st century, and become leaders in their schools. 

Hear teachers talk about why they value WMWP

Gifts to WMWP also support youth and family programs, which can have a profound effect on young people's lives. Read about how a WMWP youth program inspired a student to go to college and become a teacher.

Your gift will support

  • Fellowships for teachers to attend the WMWP Summer Leadership Institute, our core professional development program.
  • Special topic workshops on topics such as digital literacy, language diversity, and assessment. 
  • Youth and family literacy programs. 

You may make your tax-deductible contributions either online or via check and postal mail.  Contribute online.  Under Gift Information, click on the box VIEW A LIST OF AREAS TO SUPPORT​. Tpe "Western" in the search box. Western Massachusetts Writing Project will pop up, and you can select it.

If you are contributing via check, send your tax-deductible contribution by mail to:  

UMass Amherst Annual Fund, Development Office
Memorial Hall
134 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9270 

Important!: Please make your check payable to the UMass Amherst Annual Fund with Western Massachusetts Writing Project, CHFA, specified on the memo line of the check.

Thank you.  The generous support of people like you to help us continue to serve the teachers and students of Western Massachusetts.