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There are many ways to support UMass Dartmouth

UMass Dartmouth Annual Fund

The vast majority of gifts the University receives are through the Annual Fund. These gifts provide the resources to make a UMass Dartmouth education the best possible.

The UMass Dartmouth Annual Fund:

  • provides scholarships for deserving students
  • underwrites the cost of field research
  • brings important speakers and artists to campus
  • provides resources for faculty
  • and so much more

Annual gifts come in all sizes, from a few dollars up to $100,000 or more, and are used in the current fiscal year.

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Raxter
Director, Annual Fund

Endowed gifts

Endowed gifts remove financial barriers so that students can attend UMass Dartmouth and ensure that top professors remain at UMass Dartmouth to teach the next generation of students.

Gifts can be endowed over a period of up to five years with distributions occurring after the fund is fully endowed. The list below provides some basic frameworks of potential endowment possibilities:

University Chair - $2,500,000
A position established to recognize a professor who is pre-eminent in his or her discipline

Department Head Chair - $1,500,000
A position to recognize the outstanding commitment that faculty make to head a department

Endowed Professorship - $1,000,000
A position established to recognize an outstanding faculty member who has demonstrated success in research and/or teaching

Full Scholarship - $250,000
Minimum Endowment Scholarship Level - $25,000


The staff of the Advancement Office are available to discuss your interests and draft scholarship fund terms that will indicate the preferences of the award, funding intentions of the donor, and the institution’s endowment spending policy.  

Term Scholarships

Term scholarship funds provide a great opportunity to have an instant impact on a student’s education.

To establish a named Term Scholarship, a donor must commit to two-years at $1,000 per year. Similar to an endowed scholarship fund, a donor may state preferences for scholarship awards.  

For more information on establishing a scholarship, contact: 

Rich Jacobson
Senior Philanthropic Officer


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