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, Wi-Fi, journal subscriptions, lightbulbs, llama food, beakers, theatre lights, greenhouse irrigation, counselors, lab monitors, faculty research, and much more.
Alumni Challenge: If 1450 alums donate by December 31 an alum will donate $60,000. SMASHED with over 1600 alums!
Parents Challenge: If 475 parents (current and former) donate by December 31, a parent donor will donate $5,000. SMASHED!
Graduate Gift Challenge: If 50% of the graduating class donate by June 30, an alum will donate $12,000.
Double dollar challenge: Double your last gift to the Hampshire Fund and it'll be matched dollar for dollar. Deadline is June 30.
Four year pledge: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the college in 2020, if you pledge your gift over the next 4 years to the Hampshire Fund, it will be matched dollar for dollar.
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