“I became a better version of myself at Bennington, and for that reason alone I will continue to donate.”

— Kate Davis ’14 (member 2014 SCG Steering Committee)

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Each year, the graduating class makes a gift to the College to commemorate their time at Bennington and their passage into the alumni body. The 2015 Senior Class raised $22,350 for the 2015 Senior Class Gift FWT Scholarship from 294 students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni, with 53% of the senior class participating. The fund is a quasi-endowed scholarship that will provide an additional $2,000 annually for FWT grants for the next 10 years.

Make your gift today. We welcome contributions of any size from students, their friends and family, and other members of the community. (To make your gift in honor of a senior or a faculty member, please enter the honoree’s name in the comments field of the online giving form.)

Recent Senior Class Gifts

  • Class of 2014 raised $15,757.89 from 260 students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni to support Crossett Library, FWT grants for 2015, a memorial bench in memory of Emily Kassier ’14 and scholarships for two members of the class of 2018—51% of the senior class participated.
  • Class of 2013 raised $13,772 from 251 students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni to support scholarships for two incoming members of the Class of 2017—50% of the senior class participated.
  • Class of 2012 raised $6,207 from 269 students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni to support the Penny Wilson ’45 Challenge for Campus Renewal—46.5% of the senior class participated.
  • Class of 2011 raised $6,171 from 226 students, parent, faculty, staff, and alumni to support scholarships for two incoming members of the Class of 2015—43% of the senior class participated.
  • Class of 2010 raised $8,328 from 130 students, parent, faculty, staff, and alumni for a scholarship for an incoming member of the Class of 2014—23.4% of the senior class participated.
  • Class of 2009 raised $5,784 from 75 students, parent, faculty, staff, and alumni to plant three pear trees in the Secret Garden and grant a scholarship for an incoming member of the Class of 2013—8.5% of the senior class participated.