Greetings from Bennington!

I am delighted to have joined the Bennington family as the College’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement this past spring. Since its founding, Bennington has been grounded on an idyllic campus and in a bold proposition that gives students unprecedented freedom and intellectual resources to design their own education. Today, in a more complex and interconnected world, Bennington remains at the vanguard, with its unique focus on creativity, critical inquiry, and interdisciplinary innovation and its mission to “make the world more beautiful, sustainable, democratic and just.”

If our students and faculty are the heart and soul of the College, it is your philanthropy that continues to make the Bennington dream possible. Through our annual donor roll, we show gratitude to the alumni, families, students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and friends who have supported us during Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023), either by making a donation to the College or by volunteering their time at Bennington. We thank you for your generosity and commitment that helps to secure Bennington’s special place in the firmament of liberal arts higher education.

We are excited to share that the College raised $14.5 million in new gifts and pledges from 2,410 generous donors in Fiscal Year 2023. This incredible act of philanthropy has an immediate impact on the Bennington community: alleviating financial barriers for students through scholarships, powering innovative and unique faculty and curricular enhancements, and upgrading the infrastructure of our beautiful Vermont campus.

We thank all of you for investing in Bennington’s today and our tomorrow. That investment does more than ensure the College; it advances the change we wish to see in the world. I look forward to our continued partnership as we embark on another exciting year. The magic of Bennington is made possible because of people like you.

With gratitude,

Keith Michel
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

If you have questions about the donor roll or supporting Bennington in general, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.

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