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 2019 (July 1, 2018 — June 30, 2019).

I am proud to report that in Fiscal Year 2019, the College received over $16 million in new gifts and pledges from over 2,100 donors. Their generosity creates opportunities and changes lives.

The impact of these gifts in 2019 spans numerous Bennington spaces and programs. New scholarships make Bennington more accessible to students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend. Expanded Field Work Term grants help students secure internships that allow them to put what they have learned to work in real-world settings. Philanthropy has funded initiatives such as the Museum Fellows Term, Public Action Fellowships, Art for Access, and other programs that support faculty innovation and student advising and engagement. These gifts have also supported the largest period of campus renewal in the College's history, which includes the recently completed historic renovation of Commons. Many alumni and families, led by our Alumni Cooperative, have also helped to expand the Bennington Network by volunteering their time and talents to create networking and educational opportunities for our students across the globe.

You—the donors and volunteers—have made this possible. Bennington College has embraced an experiential approach to liberal arts education since its founding in 1932. We continue to attract the kinds of thinkers and artists who have made Bennington a place of collective discovery and innovation. 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 community, thank you!

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.


Matt Rizzo
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

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