Giving Societies


I believe it would be impossible to find a more dramatic and beautiful location for a public university. We have it right here. The campus of UMass Boston. Truly a treasure, and one that has yet to achieve its full potential.  Selma L. Sax ’63, Chancellor's Council member

Chancellor's Council

Imagine a group of visionaries who recognize the tremendous impact of giving to public education. They understand educational opportunity as a precious gift that realizes individual potential, lifts family aspirations, and transforms communities. These visionaries are Chancellor's Council members. They invest in UMass Boston annually with a gift of $1,000 or more and form the cornerstone of university philanthropy. Leadership donors are recognized at several levels of annual giving:

Benefactor — $25,000 or more

Regent — $10,000 to $24,999

Partner — $5,000 to $9,999

Beacon — $2,500 to $4,999

Patron — $1,000 to $2,499

Associates — For those who graduated six to ten years ago, associate membership is made available with a yearly gift of $500 or more; graduates within the past five years are eligible with gifts of $250 or more.

To learn how you can make a difference through Chancellor's Council membership, please contact Betsy Freedman Doherty at 617.287.5330 or

Founders Circle 

Early in UMass Boston's 50-year history, a group of pioneering donors had the imagination to recognize the university's potential and its power to transform lives and communities. This tradition of generous support continues to enrich the university. The Founders Circle honors individuals and institutions in this prestigious group for total cumulative giving. This society recognizes cumulative giving for individuals and institutions of $100,000 and $25,000 respectively. 

Founders Circle donors are honored on a wall display in the Campus Center. Tribute levels reflect the rich history of the University of Massachusetts Boston. To learn more about this tribute society, please contact Vanessa Carta at 617.287.5335 or 


UMBelievers set the pace for loyal participation in our community by donating consistently since the start of Just Imagine: The Campaign for the University of Massachusetts Boston. By continually renewing their commitment, UMBelievers' gifts have supported student success, expanded research, and transformed our campus.

To learn more about this new loyal giving society, please contact Vanessa Carta at 617.287.5335 or

Lampas Society

The Lampas Society recognizes alumni, faculty, and friends who support the university with a planned gift. 
Giving may be made through a bequest, life income gift arrangement, retirement plan (IRA, 401(k), 403(b)), life insurance policy, real estate gift, and other estate intentions. To learn more about how you can make a difference through a bequest or other planned gift, please contact Vanessa Carta at 617.287.5335 or