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A Force for the Future

Your support helps Bentley reimagine business education — like we’ve continually done for more than a century

Harry C. Bentley was one of the first to see the value in an accounting degree when he founded his school of accounting. Ever since, Bentley University has forged a new path for business education, offering students exactly what they need to excel. These days, that means classrooms with advanced technology to support hybrid education, practical knowledge gained through internships and mentors, and scholarships that offer access for high-achieving students of all backgrounds.

Your support and investment are critical, making sure Bentley can continue to offer the best education to tomorrow’s business leaders.

Giving Opportunities

 

Hybrid Classrooms and Teaching Innovation

With today’s students seeking more flexibility, as well as necessary safety measures due to the coronavirus pandemic, the new expectation for a college education is one that's on-demand and highly adaptable, yet still world-class. Bentley has proven it can deliver to the highest degree, and do it well — but like education itself, our model continues to evolve.

Staying ahead of this hybrid method of education, and therefore expanding our reach to the best and brightest applicant pool, requires significant acquisition of technologies and enhanced faculty training. While the university is no longer confined to the physical space of in-classroom learning, its business education needs to be reflective of the interconnected, digital and dynamic world that we live in today. Your investment ensures Bentley excels at this new model.

How You Can Help

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Bentley is dedicated to providing aid to as many talented students as possible — to create the strongest, most diverse classes, an environment that’s rich in talent, and every opportunity imaginable for those who’ve worked hard and deserve this exceptional experience.

View Our Scholarship Priorities

The Bentley Fund

Each year, the Bentley community generously raises more than $2 million through the Bentley Fund, providing vital resources to help ensure that every student’s academic experience is exceptional.

Learn More About the Bentley Fund

Bentley is committed to fostering a campus culture that fully embraces and celebrates our differences, and actively works to increase racial justice within our community. The university has launched the Racial Justice Task Force to make recommendations that will make the university a stronger, anti-racist institution. To support this important work, contact Betsy Whipple at 781-891-2769 or bwhipple@bentley.edu, or give online.

Many first-generation college students face an uphill learning curve when it comes to applying for financial aid — particularly steep when compared to their peers whose families know what questions to ask, what forms to look for, what resources to bring home.

The university has established the FirstGen Presidential Fellows program, a prestigious scholarship opportunity for incoming first-generation students who have demonstrated leadership and promise. To support, attract and retain this growing group, we’re offering competitive financial aid — and we need your help.

How You Can Help

In honor of Earl Avery, a champion of diversity and inclusion and employee of Bentley for more than 30 years, the university awards an annual scholarship to academically talented students of color who demonstrate financial need. Your gift to the scholarship fund will continue Dr. Avery’s legacy, expand the cohort of Dr. Earl L. Avery Scholars and ensure that talented students of color have access to Bentley for years to come.

Give to the Dr. Earl L. Avery Scholarship

J. Paul Condrin III ’83, P ’19, ’22
Bentley offers a transformative business education that has benefited me, my family and 65,000 proud alumni around the world. I look forward to supporting the university’s growth and helping to lead the institution into an even stronger second century.
J. Paul Condrin III ’83, P ’19, ’22
Chair, Board of Trustees

Leadership Giving

How has Bentley flourished and grown in its 100 years and beyond? Generous support from alumni and friends. Raising the bar starts with each of us raising a hand.

Explore Leadership Giving »

Timely Tax Incentives

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, addresses the far-reaching effects of the pandemic, including tax incentives for charitable giving. Your gift could benefit both you and Bentley.

Learn More About the Consolidated Appropriations Act »

Charitable and Estate Giving

Bentley wasn’t built in a day, and neither will your legacy be. The Office of Gift Planning is here to help you thoughtfully plan a tax-smart gift that’s meaningful to you — and Bentley students.

Plan a Gift »

Stories of Generosity

Pulsifer Family Names Career Development Center

Gordon ’80 and Annellen Pulsifer ’80, P ’08, ’19 have generously donated $2 million to support Career Services at Bentley.

Read the Story

Pulsifer Family at Commencement
Robert Schadee ’66

Schadee Scholarship Springboards Futures

Two new members have joined the Great Benefactors of Bentley: Robert ’66 and Muriel, MST ’99 Schadee.

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Recognition Societies

 

Bentley is pleased to recognize loyal donors at every level.

Great Benefactors

Great Benefactor is the university’s highest recognition, honoring an incredible group of alumni, parents and friends whose cumulative gift commitments to the university total $1M or more.

President's Club

This annual donor recognition program celebrates alumni, parents and friends who give $1,000 or more per fiscal year. Membership is offered at seven levels, with special categories for FOLD (Falcons of the Last Decade).

True Blue

Bentley is honored to have thousands of generous alumni, parents and friends who have given back every year for the three most recent fiscal years or more — many have given back to the university for decades.

1917 Legacy Society

Alumni, parents and friends who have included Bentley in their estate or financial plans are offered membership in the 1917 Legacy Society.