Welcome to Bennington College's online donor roll.
This site honors the alumni, families, faculty, students, staff, volunteers and friends who showed their support for the College, either by making donations or volunteering their time, in Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 — June 30, 2018).
I am proud to report that in Fiscal Year 2018, the College secured $13.6 million in new gifts and pledges from over 2,300 donors. These gifts are more than just figures—they represent opportunities created and lives changed.
The philanthropic impact in 2018 spans numerous Bennington spaces and programs. Gifts created new scholarships that provided opportunities for students who wouldn't have otherwise been able to access a Bennington education. They helped add Field Work Term grants to aid students in securing that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and supported the largest period of campus renewal in the College's history, with new buildings such as our Student Health Center and significant progress on the historic renovation currently underway to Commons. Philanthropy funded initiatives like the Museum Fellows Term, Public Action Fellowships, and helped to create new student advising programs, including the new First-Year Forum. At the same time, many alumni and families, led by our Alumni Cooperative, helped to expand the Bennington Network by volunteering their time and talents to create networking and educational opportunities for our students across the globe.
All of this was made possible because of you: Bennington's donors and volunteers. The College's special brand of experiential liberal arts education is as important now as it has ever been. Your support helps empower our students and programs through their shared experiences, and ultimately provides the capacity to create change in their communities. I cannot overstate our gratitude and the inspiration we all feel because of this advocacy. On behalf of the entire Bennington administration, thank you to everyone who helped Bennington become a better institution through philanthropy in 2018.
If you have any questions or comments, about this donor roll or about philanthropy at Bennington in general, please don't hesitate to contact our Office of Institutional Advancement.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement