Hampshire Fund

Students at Hampshire College

Current Challenges

Thank you to everyone who donated to our December fundraising challenges and helped us exceed our goals.

Graduate Gift Challenge: If 82% of this year’s Div III students make a gift--of any amount--Lucy McFadden 70F will make a gift of $100,000 and President Jonathan Lash will give an additional $10,000.

50th Anniversary Hampshire Fund Pledge: Hampshire Fund gifts pledged out annually to June 30, 2020, the 50th Anniversary of the College, will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous trustee donor.

Double Challenge: If you double your most recent gift to the Hampshire Fund, a generous 70s alum will match it dollar for dollar, up to $10,000.

Why is participation so important?

Foundations, corporations, and other donors scrutinize the percentage of alums who give. It stands as a vote of confidence for the College from those who know it best.

"When alums and parents give to Hampshire, we send a clear message that those who know the College best are investing in its mission and its future. Our donations to Hampshire mean more opportunities for current and future students to attend a college that fosters a lifelong passion for learning, inquiry, and ethical citizenship.Your gift inspires a new generation of students to be passionate about not just learning, but also justice, and to want to effect positive change in the world. Your gift enables Hampshire to continue being a transformative influence in higher education—and an important alternative in a crowded field of competitive colleges." -- Ellen Sturgis 77F, former chair of the Alumni Advisory Group

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