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Support Makes a Difference

Whether it is financial aid for a bright young mind, funding for groundbreaking research, or growing innovative campus programs - each campus has several key fundraising priorities.  One of the most essential is student aid.  In 2018, UMass President Marty Meehan challenged the campuses to raise $200 million in endowment for financial aid over the next decade.  It is an ambitious undertaking that will benefit present and future students alike.  It will also double the University's financial aid endowment - allowing the campuses to provide scholarships to thousands of additional students while at the same time attracting and retaining the best and the brightest in an increasingly competitive environment.

2021 Gifts

$50 million gift from Robert and Donna Manning is largest in UMass history

Gift will include naming the Robert and Donna Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences at UMass Boston

University of Massachusetts announces $175 million transformational gift to its Medical School

UMass Medical School and its three graduate schools to be renamed

College of Nursing at UMass Amherst receives $21.5 million gift from Elaine Nicpon Marieb Charitable Foundation

Largest cash gift in UMass Amherst history to further innovation and excellence; nursing college to be named for Marieb, late alumna and influential textbook author

Your Contributions Help UMass Students

Your tax-deductible gifts benefit UMass's talented and deserving students in a variety of different ways.

The University's endowment is managed by the University of Massachusetts Foundation.  Since 1960, the UMass Foundation's mission has been to "foster and promote the growth, progress, and general welfare of the University of Massachusetts." Learn more about the UMass Foundation here:

Advancement Leadership

Advancement efforts at each campus are led by a talented team of fundraising professionals. For more information, please contact a member of the University's advancement leadership team below.

James R. Julian Jr., J.D.

Executive Vice President, UMass Foundation

Adam Wise

Vice Chancellor for Advancement, UMass Boston

Dean Hickey

Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, UMass Dartmouth

John R. Hayes

Vice Chancellor for Advancement, UMass Chan Medical School

Connect with Alumni

UMass Amherst Alumni Association

The largest, flagship campus has one of the most active alumni communities. Get access to regional and national events, connect with fellow classmates from the past and more through the UMass Amherst Alumni Association.

UMass Boston Alumni Association

The University of Massachusetts Boston Alumni Association, Inc. is dedicated to serving both the university and alumni of UMass Boston and its predecessor institutions.

UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant, public research university dedicated to engaged learning and innovative research resulting in personal and lifelong student success.

UMass Lowell Alumni Association

Supporting UMass Lowell with a gift provides the best possible opportunities for our students by funding scholarships, providing leadership opportunities and preparing our students to impact the future.

UMass Medical School Alumni Association

The mission of the Alumni Association is to foster an engaged exchange of information and sentiment between alumni and UMass Medical School, and enhance and inspire alumni collaboration and involvement that furthers the mission of UMass Medical School.

Connect, socialize, collaborate, and network. The UMass Club in Downtown Boston is by the UMass community, for the UMass community. When alumni, faculty, staff, and any who believe in the UMass revolutionary mission come together, great things can happen. Get involved today.