The Hampshire Fund begins where tuition leaves off. Your gift to the Hampshire Fund supports campus improvement, faculty and staff compensation, academic innovation, and scholarships. Gifts defray the costs of, for example, wifi, journal subscriptions, lightbulbs, llama food, beakers, theatre lights, greenhouse irrigation, counselors, lab monitors, faculty research, and much more.
For alums: For every new (have not yet given this fiscal year, which started 07/01/15 and ends 06/30/16) alumni gift of any amount, a generous donor will contribute $100 up to $110,000! With just 1,100 more gifts from alums, we'll reach the magic number 2,569, the most ever in a single year. Follow along with the challenge here!
For graduating students: If 80% of the current graduating class donates any amount to the Hampshire Fund, Jonathan and Ellie Lash will gift the school $10,000. Read more about the Graduate Gift Challenge here.
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, chair of the Alumni Advisory Group