“I became a better version of myself at Bennington, and for that reason alone I will continue to donate.”

— Kate Davis ’14 (member 2014 SCG Steering Committee)

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GIVE NOW! | Ways to GiveYour Gift at Work | Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist

In the fall, the Student Gift Steering Committee decided to make this effort an all-inclusive one—changing its name from Senior Class Gift to Student Gift Program, as well as, inviting all students to join the Committee. Their first act as the new Student Gift Program was to survey the student body for direction of moneys raised from this year’s Student Gift and the decision was to add to the FWT Student Gift Scholarship established by last year’s class. Field Work Term is a vital part of the Bennington experience, yet it is often challenging to find paid internships. This quasi-endowed fund will pay out $2,000 annually in FWT scholarship grants to support as many students as possible. The fund will be invested, and at the current endowment investment return, it will support students for more than 14 years if we reach goal of adding $5,000.

Make your gift today. We welcome contributions of any size from students, their friends and family, and other members of the community. (To make your gift in honor of a senior or a faculty member, please enter the honoree’s name in the comments field of the online giving form.)

Recent Student Class Gifts

  • Class of 2015 raised $22,350 from 294 students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni to establish the FWT Student Gift Scholarship. This fund is a quasi-endowed scholarship that will provide an additional $2,000 annually for FWT grants for the next 12+ years—51% of the senior class participated.
  • Class of 2014 raised $15,757.89 from 260 students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni to support Crossett Library, FWT grants for 2015, a memorial bench in memory of Emily Kassier ’14 and scholarships for two members of the class of 2018—51% of the senior class participated.
  • Class of 2013 raised $13,772 from 251 students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni to support scholarships for two incoming members of the Class of 2017—50% of the senior class participated.
  • Class of 2012 raised $6,207 from 269 students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni to support the Penny Wilson ’45 Challenge for Campus Renewal—46.5% of the senior class participated.
  • Class of 2011 raised $6,171 from 226 students, parent, faculty, staff, and alumni to support scholarships for two incoming members of the Class of 2015—43% of the senior class participated.
  • Class of 2010 raised $8,328 from 130 students, parent, faculty, staff, and alumni for a scholarship for an incoming member of the Class of 2014—23.4% of the senior class participated.
  • Class of 2009 raised $5,784 from 75 students, parent, faculty, staff, and alumni to plant three pear trees in the Secret Garden and grant a scholarship for an incoming member of the Class of 2013—8.5% of the senior class participated.