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The Bennington College Next Pioneers are alumni from the classes of the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s dedicated to helping preserve the educational excellence and integrity of the College. They have claimed a stake in the College's future by making Bennington a priority in their charitable giving. During the 2012–13 year, this group included 120 alumni who collectively donated $135,369 to Bennington. The College is grateful to the following alumni, who have either provided for Bennington in their estate plans or made annual leadership gifts at the following levels last year:

  • $1,000 or more for graduates more than 10 years out (1980–2002)
  • $600 or more for graduates 8 to 10 years out (2003–05)
  • $300 or more for graduates 5 to 7 years out (2006–08)
  • $120 or more for graduates 2 to 4 years out ( 2009–11)
  • $60 or more for current students and graduates 1 year out (2013–16)

Steering Committee
Amanda Spooner Frank ’92, chair
Annie Coggan-Crawford ’85
Lincoln Schatz ’86
Marri Davis ’86, founding chair
Arjun Desai ’88
Tracy Katsky Boomer ’91
David Anthony ’96
Eben N. Moore ’96
Jenna Elizabeth White ’00
Daniel B. Grossman ’04
Shira Ariel Sternberg ’05
V. Hansmann MFA ’11
Julia M. Lichtblau MFA ’11
Henry Lyons ’11
Lydia R. Viallon ’12
Dmitri E.H. Glickman ’12
Rainer Hunt ’13

President’s Circle ($25,000 and up)
Mary Bucksbaum Scanlan ’91

Patron Associates ($10,000–$24,999)
Matthew Marks ’85 and Jack Bankowsky ’81
Carole M. Merritt MFA ’96

Sponsoring Associates ($5,000–$9,999)
Beth Kaplan Karmin ’85
Jeremy and Paula Sager ’80
James Simon ’97

Founding Associates ($2,500–$4,999)
David Beitzel MFA ’83
Tracy Katsky Boomer ’91
Lori Cohen ’90
Robin Hackley Decker ’84
Albert F. Freihofer ’03
Anonymous
Melissa Rosenberg ’86
Elizabeth O. Silver ’86
Shira Ariel Sternberg ’05

Associates ($1,000–$2,499)
Kathryn Aichele-Samardick ’88
David Anthony ’96
Katherine Buechner Arthaud ’83
Elizabeth Iarrapino Bellin ’92
Annie Coggan-Crawford ’85
Arjun Desai ’88
Cynthia R. Donoghue ’86
Bret Easton Ellis ’86
Robin and Blair Flicker ’84
Ray Foote III ’82, P’18
Amanda Spooner Frank ’92
Ann Paffrath Gallo ’82
Johan Hedborg ’91
T. Kent Hikida ’85 and Amy Schweitzer Hikida ’85
Erik B. Holmberg ’86
William Ingraham ’82
Neil R. Johnson ’87
Ellen Kanner ’83
Major Todd C. Knudson ’98
Jacqueline Little ’86
Barbara Meili ’80
Eben N. Moore ’96
Carole Woodworth Perry ’85
Dr. Eric Ramirez-Ferrero ’85
Rachel Schatz ’89
Lincoln Schatz ’86
Sekka B. Scher ’90
John Silvestrini ’82 and Trudi H. Vetterlein ’84
Cynthia Stix ’81
Jenna Elizabeth White ’00
Heather A. Young MFA ’11

Young Alumni Next Pioneers ($60–$999)
Sean Adams ’08
Claire Barber ’13
Hannah A. Barry ’11
Julia Kagan Baumann MFA ’12
Josette Bockelie ’13
Evan Braun ’13
Robynn Gerstberger Colwell MFA ’13
Christina Cooper ’13
Samantha Damon ’09
Robert J. DeLanghe ’13
Timothy P. Desrosiers ’13
Alexander Diaz ’13
Zoe N. Donnellycolt ’12
Hannah Duffany ’13
Sarah R. Fuss MFA ’13
Dmitri E.H. Glickman ’12
Sara Green ’13
V. Hansmann MFA ’11
Victoria Harty ’13
Kenneth R. Harvey MFA ’12
Val Haynes MFA ’13
Erica Hunt MFA ’13
Rainer Hunt ’13
Laura Jacobson ’13
Nathan Jew ’04
Tambudzai Kudze ’10
Brandon LaDue ’13
Michaela Levin ’13
Julia M. Lichtblau MFA ’11
Michael S. Lowell ’12
Ezra Lowrey ’13
Sarah Matusek ’13
Scott W. Milliman ’14
Andrew C. Miner ’04
Jason L. Moon ’13
Julie L. Moore ’08
Eric Mosher ’13
Cauley F. Powell ’11
Aarti Rana ’06
Jennie Rathbun MFA ’13
Anna Rogovoy ’13
Eissa Saeed ’12
Angelyn Scarvaci MFA ’13
Olympia Shannon ’13
Ranleigh Starling ’13
Grace C. Thomas ’15
Edward H. Ubell ’09
Karen F. Uhlmann MFA ’10
Lydia R. Viallon ’12
Lily White MFA ’13

Updated: September 30, 2013