Support SPP

The School of Public Policy is known nationally and across the globe for integrating a commitment to social equity into all that we do, from faculty research to student engagement in the community. Your donation helps ensure that we can continue attracting and supporting top-tier students who will become our world’s next generation of public leaders and social change-makers.

Special Funds

Your unrestricted donation will contribute to the development of the research and teaching capacity of SPP, or you may choose to direct your gift to one of the following funds:

  • The Keel Challenge for SPP Summer Internships is a challenge campaign made possible by Kristen Keel (BS '88, MPA '92), who will match new donations for student internships during the 2016-17 academic year. Support is currently being solicited through SPP's Minute Fund.
  • The George T. Sulzner Endowment Fund supports outstanding graduate students pursuing summer internships in organizations where funding is not available.
  • The Philip Hertz Scholarship Endowment Fund provides a merit-based award to support talented graduate students with demonstrated financial need and the potential to make outstanding contributions in public policy and management.
  • The SPP​ Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 2013 through individual donations, to endow scholarships for graduate students within CPPA.
  • The M.V. Lee Badgett Award for Social Justice was established to honor Badgett’s achievements and service as director of SPP for eight years. The award recognizes a graduate whose work helps to advance anti-discrimination policies or social causes.

Payment Options

School of Public Policy, UMass Amherst
Attn: Charlie Schweik, Interim Director
Gordon Hall
418 N. Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01002-1235

Checks should NOT be payable to SPP, UMass Amherst - but instead to University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Please note in the memo line whether to direct your gift to a specific SPP fund or just to “School of Public Policy” for general, unrestricted donations.