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You Did It!
You believe in Bennington—your gifts over the course of the Decades Challenge show that beyond the shadow of a doubt. Challengers Eddie Ubell ’09, Shira Sternberg ’05, Sekka Scher ’90, Brad Schlei ’88, Nick Stephens ’77, Pril Smiley ’65, Nan Newton ’65, Charlene Solow Schwartz ‘54, Bobby Ushkow Deane ’51, and David Walter P’16 asked you to support Bennington over 63 days with 1,200 gifts and $400,000. You didn’t just meet the challenge, you blew us away—securing $400,000 in matching gifts from these donors.
Over the course of the challenge we received 1,386 gifts, totaling $711,364! Every single decade saw an increase in participation—showing that when the entire community stands together, the true potential of the Bennington education can be realized.
The Challenge is over but our fiscal year doesn’t end until June 30, 2015, and we are eager to keep the momentum of the challenge going. Our goal is to increase our overall participation rate for The Bennington Fund this year by receiving gifts from at least 2,200 donors. We still need your help to meet this goal. Please make your gift today.
Gifts to The Bennington Fund support our students by providing not only 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.
If you believe in it, invest in it.