What is Annual Giving



The choices you make are often guided by what you value most, where your passions lie. For each of us the answer is profoundly different. Perhaps you know that supporting people and ideas is an excellent investment. Maybe you are committed to helping students grow to achieve their potential.  It may just be about giving back to the school that led you to your life's passion. 

Whatever the reason, a gift made today literally goes to work tomorrow. The Saint Ben's Annual Giving Program is a powerful opportunity to sustain strategic initiatives critical to the success of the college and provide immediate support to students. 

Because your annual support is essential, we want to ensure that you have the opportunity to designate support based on your values.  


Current Scholarships
Without exception, the greatest ongoing need for your financial support is student scholarships.  Nine out of ten Saint Ben's students rely on annual scholarships to lessen their financial burden, allowing them to focus on their educational experience.

Arts Scholarships
Providing opportunities for self-expression and proven to improve academic performance, the arts are an essential part of the student experience at Saint Ben's.  Arts scholarships are talent-based and support students with a passion and demonstrated excellence in visual art, music or theater.

Trustees' Scholarships
Maintaining academic excellence is ensured by recruiting and retaining top students nationally. Trustees' Scholarships are merit based and awarded to students with exceptional academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities, demonstrated leadership and service.

Area of Greatest Need
Gifts are immediately directed to the college's greatest and most fundamental needs including the ability to offer innovative student programs, attract and retain the best faculty and students, and maintain state-of-the-art facilities.  A strong annual fund allows for a stable institutional environment and the aggressive pursuit of excellence in all areas.

Click here to learn about the various ways you can make a gift in support of the Saint Ben's Annual Giving Program.