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Bennington College has had an enormous impact on the intellectual and cultural life of America. In the 1930s, dancers flocked to Bennington to chart the course of modern dance. Visual artists gathered here in the 1950s and 60s to redefine the visual arts canon. In the 1980s and 90s, the College was a mecca for writers eager to push the edges of literature. Today, Bennington is a hub for innovators in every field including those who want to apply their individual talents to addressing global concerns. This fertile spot in southern Vermont has become a point of convergence for those who want to collaborate and create, to make something new, to do what they never—or always—imagined.

Gifts to The Bennington Fund support our students by not only providing scholarships, but also the space to create and the resources and equipment they need to do their best work. That includes journal subscriptions for Crossett, lab equipment in Dickinson, costumes and set pieces in VAPA, and instruments of all kinds. It also supports our faculty members who are dedicated to their teaching, their craft, and their shared discoveries.


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A place as vibrant as its people

Bennington College thanks the 1,991 donors who participated in the 2015–2016 Bennington Fund.

Thank you to the more than 1,991 donors who collectively contributed more than $2,007,354 to The Bennington Fund last year! Throughout the year, the College and your peers asked you to show your belief in Bennington in a tangible way by investing in today’s students and faculty with a gift to The Bennington Fund. You responded enthusiastically and generously, and for this we are truly grateful.

The loyal support of alumni, friends and families who give to The Bennington Fund each year is crucial to Bennington’s ability to fulfill the promise of progressive education going forward. Your donations, no matter the size, make an impact each and every day at Bennington.

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We Went to Bennington

Please join Jonathan Mann '04 (jonathanmannmusic.com) in making a gift to support faculty, scholarships, campus renovations, and sustainability.

Ways to Give

Make your gift online

Giving to Bennington is easy and appreciated. Make an online gift to Bennington today.

Give by phone

All you have to do is call our office. We look forward to hearing from you at 800-598-2979.

Mail us your gift

Bennington College
Institutional Advancement
One College Drive
Bennington, VT 05201

Increase your support

Give less, more often with our recurring gift program.

Triple the Impact

Double or triple the impact of your gift by participating in your employer’s matching gift program. View participating employers.

Special Gifts

Designate your gift for special funds such as the 1970s scholarship fund, the Kelly Muzzi Memorial Safety Fund, or the Student Gift Program. 

Gift of Stock or Wire Transfer

To make a gift of stock or wire transfer, please follow these instructions:

We welcome your call at 800-598-2979 or email if you have any questions.

Plan your legacy

Planned giving is one way to ensure your philanthropy is in line with your life’s work. Find out more about the myriad of ways you can plan your gift.

Fiscal Year

Bennington’s fiscal year begins July 1 and ends June 30. Please make your gift today. And we will thank you tomorrow