As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we have a lot to be proud of and a lot of work to do.
On December 3, 2019, alums, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students gathered in the Red Barn to launch Change in the Making: A Campaign for Hampshire. It was a perfect Hampshire scene – snow outside, the barn warm with lights, and five decades of people who love this place sharing stories and celebrating community.
To keep Hampshire independent and sustainable, we need to raise $60 million by 2024. The community has already stepped up to get us started. We need you to make a commitment to the campaign.
It’s right there in The Making of a College: “Hampshire College will seek to be an agent of change.” Change is what we do. It’s what we prepare our students for and it’s what we seek in the world.
One of our Campaign co-chairs, Ken Burns 71F, told us that “Hampshire is transformational.” This is a remarkable institution and a remarkable community.
And it needs all of us to ensure its success.
I don’t recognize the person who entered Hampshire in 1971, and the person who emerged in the spring of 1975. It completely rearranged all my molecules. I’m honored and humbled to co-chair the fundraising effort to secure Hampshire’s future.
Campaign Co-Chair Ken Burns 71F