The Office of External Relations welcomes alumni involvement in seeking alumni support of The Bennington Fund, the fund that annually supports all aspects of the College. Alumni participation is a critical benchmark for foundations as they consider making grants to the College. Each academic year, more than a third of the College’s expenses will be covered by private philanthropy from alumnae/i, parents, and friends, past and present.
Alumni are compelling advocates for the College, making peer solicitations an effective way to seek gifts. As a Bennington Fund volunteer you:
- Choose to make a gift to The Bennington Fund each year;
- Encourage friends to give by reposting and tweeting online appeals and videos;
- Work closely with annual giving staff to help contact alumni from the years around your class; and
- Provide additional creative ways to encourage alumni giving.
Time commitment: Approximately 5 hours in the fall, and 5 hours in the spring, depending on number of alumni the volunteer is contacting
Please contact Annual Giving Manager Cindy Luce for more information on The Bennington Fund Alumni Volunteer program.