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Philanthropy Week 2019

March 25 to 29, 2019

Philanthropy Week — organized and hosted by the Student Alumni Leadership Council — celebrates the generous spirit of the Bentley community, while building awareness and a culture of philanthropy at Bentley.

Like most private colleges and universities, a portion of the annual operating expenses is covered by donations from alumni, parents, friends and students. Philanthropy Week is our chance to talk about why we give back to Bentley to help fill the gap.


Schedule of Events

Monday, March 25
TAG, You’re It!

  1. Post to your Instagram story why you give back to Bentley
  2. Tag @bentleysalc
  3. Call out two friends who haven’t donated yet

We’ll choose posts throughout the day to win prizes!

Tuesday, March 26
Small Miracles: A Talk with Susan Brown ’88, MBA ’95
2:00 to 3:20 p.m. | LaCava 305 AB

Susan Brown, co-founder of SMILE Mass, knows that both large and small donations can make a big impact. SMILE Mass — Small Miracles in Life Exist — is a nonprofit dedicated to making vacations possible for families raising children or adults with disabilities. Susan will discuss how the organization got started, how Bentley prepared her for various roles, and how much it means for a family to be able to take a trip to the beach — made possible by philanthropy.

Wednesday, March 27
Bentley Jeopardy!
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Student Center
12:00 to 3:30 p.m. | LaCava Lower Café 
6:00 to 10:00 p.m. | Dana Center

Play Jeopardy! to win small prizes and learn how the Bentley Fund benefits you.

Thursday, March 28
Pack the Pub
8:00 to 10:00 p.m. | Harry's Pub, Student Center

Test your Bentley knowledge with Stump trivia and win a Bentley swag bag! Other raffle prizes include $50 to Atlantis, two Red Sox tickets, a diploma frame and more. Your donation to Bentley covers your entry, food and one raffle ticket (you can buy more inside).

Friday, March 29
Doughnuts for Donors
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m | Outside the 921, Student Center

Show off the SALC pin you received for making a gift to Bentley, and get a free doughnut!