The Office of External Relations welcomes involvement in seeking alumni and parent support for The Bennington Fund, the fund that annually supports all aspects of the College. Participation is a critical benchmark for foundations as they consider making grants to the College and all gifts are a signal of confidence in Bennington's approach to a liberal arts education. Each academic year, more than a third of the College’s expenses will be covered by private philanthropy from alumnae/i, parents, and friends, past and present.
Alumni and parents are compelling advocates for the College, making peer solicitations an effective way to seek gifts. As a Bennington Fund volunteer you:
- Choose to make a gift to The Bennington Fund each year;
- Encourage friends to give by posting and tweeting online appeals and videos;
- Work closely with annual giving staff to help contact alumni from the years around your class or your fellow parents; and
- Provide additional creative ways to encourage alumni giving.
Time commitment: Approximately 5 hours in the fall, and 5 hours in the spring, depending on number of donors the volunteer is contacting
Please contact Assistant Director of Annual Giving Cindy Luce for more information on The Bennington Fund Alumni Volunteer program.