But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
Make A Pledge
A Campaign for Hampshire College was launched with two anonymous donors plus Chuck and Polly Longsworth’s combined pledge of $300,000 “if Hampshire remains open as Hampshire.” We now have $1,060,000 in pledges. Our total will be updated here regularly.
DONOR INTENT AGREEMENT
A Campaign for Hampshire College, Inc. is a fundraising platform created by a group alumni and friends of the College in the wake of President Miriam Nelson’s announcement on January 15, 2019 that the College would not accept an entering class for Fall 2019 and she and the Board of Trustees were proceeding with plans to seek a “strategic partner” for a merger. Nelson has argued that Hampshire’s financial situation is so precarious that the College must either merge or close. We disagree. Our goal is to raise enough money to keep the College open, with faculty and staff intact, so that the community may engage in a rational, inclusive, and just process of deciding how to secure the college’s future.
Your commitment will be to support the operation of the College going forward and to help ensure its long-term sustainability. Your Donor Intent Form will be held by A Campaign for Hampshire College, Inc. until there is certainty about the future and an administration is in place committed to saving Hampshire College. You will not be asked to honor this pledge unless Hampshire College’s existence as an autonomous institution with its original mission intact is assured. When Hampshire’s independent status is reaffirmed, you hereby agree to honor this donor intent agreement as indicated below. Pledges are payable over up to five years.
If you prefer to send a paper form, please click the button below to download the Donor Intent Form then mail one copy to the address below and keep a copy for your files.
A Campaign for Hampshire College
1214 Northwest Hill Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
A Campaign for Hampshire College, Inc. is in the process of applying for 501(c)3 status as a nonprofit. All gifts will be tax deductible once our application is approved.