Bennington College was built by forward-thinking people who dared to dream big. The College’s founders and earliest champions envisioned a new kind of college, imagined a new model of scholarship and teaching, and created a new way of transforming students’ lives.
Planned gifts can be as diverse and varied as the people who make them. All gifts, regardless of the vehicle, can be directed to whatever area of Bennington College you are most passionate about, be it scholarships, faculty, facilities, programming, or something else.
A gift plan can provide you substantial tax benefits, especially when you give stock or real estate. Depending on your situation, you may save income taxes, capital gains taxes, probate expenses, and estate taxes.
When Bennington College founder Vincent Ravi Booth put a shovel into the earth during the groundbreaking ceremonies in 1931, he predicted that Bennington would stand as long as its friends continued to be moved by the same enthusiastic spirit as its founders.
Both our donors and the beneficiaries of their generosity have stories to share.