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Recognizing our loyal donors

The generosity of our alumni, student families, benefactors, and friends is fundamental to a vibrant community where students, faculty, and researchers thrive. UMass Dartmouth is a community where our students become the curious thinkers, selfless citizens, and motivated, successful professionals that the world needs.

UMass Dartmouth is grateful for the dedication of our donors and friends. Their generosity makes it possible for UMassD students to receive a high-quality educational experience that prepares them for future success. It is our honor to recognize our most loyal donors through our giving societies.

UMassD 1895 Giving Society

1895 Society

Named in honor of the year of the incorporation of our predecessor institution, New Bedford Textile School, the 1895 Society recognizes UMass Dartmouth's most generous and loyal donors. Membership in the 1885 Society through its four circles allows you to make an impact for our students and gives you exclusive access to the people, events, and programs that define UMass Dartmouth.

We honor four pillars of philanthropy within the 1895 Society:

  • Loyalty Circle
  • Chancellor’s Leadership Circle
  • Lifetime Giving Circle
  • Legacy Circle
UMass Law 1981 Giving Society

1981 Society

Donors to UMass Law are acknowledged in the 1981 Society, named for the year our predecessor institution, Southern New England School of Law, was created.

We honor two foundational pillars of philanthropy within the 1981 Society:

  • Loyalty Circle
  • Dean’s Leadership Circle
  • Legacy Circle
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