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.
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
- FirstGen Presidential Fellows Program
- Dr. Earl. L. Avery Scholarship
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
The CARES Act
The March 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, addressed the far-reaching effects of the pandemic, including tax incentives for charitable giving. Make a gift that benefits your future and Bentley.
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.
Bentley is pleased to recognize loyal donors at every level.
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.
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).
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.