Commencement ceremony under tent in 2017

Giving to Hampshire

Securing Hampshire's Future

Alums, parents, and friends have come together like never before at this pivotal moment. To pursue a re-imagined, revitalized Hampshire, we must keep pushing the boundaries – together. That starts with an unprecedented fundraising campaign – $20 million in cash by June 2020, and $100 million over the next five years.

This is a full community effort and your support is vital.

Our current and future students are at the center of the developing vision, and so are our core values. Today’s world needs more Hampshire thinkers, innovators, problem solvers, and experimenters. More graduates with ethics, empathy, and a commitment to social justice.   

Now is our time. We can make history together.

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I'm honored and humbled to co-chair Hampshire’s development effort. For the College to survive, we’ll all need to dig deep. Really deep. The formula for my own giving has been: think of a number that really ‘hurts.’ Then multiply it by four—for each of the years we need to raise the total sum of between $80M and $100M. It will hurt. But it’s the only way. I’m really ‘hurting,’ but a strange peace and satisfaction have also stolen over me, born not just from this existential threat, but from all that I realize I owe Hampshire for where I am and who I am.

Campaign Co-Chair Ken Burns 71F


Will my gift count toward the $20 million goal?

Gifts to the Hampshire Fund or Urgent Support Fund for Students, and all unrestricted payments of pledges made to A Campaign for Hampshire College and Hampshire Future will count toward that goal.

How can I keep up to date with what’s happening at Hampshire?

Make sure we have your correct email and mailing information by contacting us at, or (for alums) log on to You can also visit

I made a pledge to Hampshire Future or A Campaign for Hampshire College - how do I fulfill that pledge?

First of all, thank you! You can make your pledge payment here There is an option to select the campaign you pledged to. If you prefer to give by check, you can mail that to Hampshire College Advancement at 893 West St, Amherst, MA 01002. For gifts of stock, through a donor advised fund or wire transfers, please call or email Sherri Schon, Gifts and Records Specialist, at or 413.559.6078.

Will the College let the Campaign for Hampshire or Hampshire Future organizers know I've fulfilled my pledge?


I don't remember how much I pledged, will I get a reminder?

Yes. If you haven’t received your reminder by May 6, 2019, please call us at 413.559.5574 or

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