Institutional Advancement

Audrey D. Franklin, Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement - - 336-517-2247

The mission of the Office of Institutional Advancement is to ethically and with integrity acquire and steward financial and other resources to support the mission, vision, goals and objectives of Bennett College for Women. Our efforts support the work of creating an oasis for women, a place where sisters are educated, celebrated, and developed into global citizens and twenty-first century contributors.


A gift to Bennett College for Women has impact.

Bennett College for Women enjoys a long history of providing quality education to women. Our efforts, fueled in large part by financial support from alumnae and friends of the College who know the level of effort required to provide a quality liberal arts education. Donors to Bennett College offer several important reasons for their financial support. Some want to ensure that the same level of quality education that they received is available for future generations. Others value an intimate liberal arts program focused on the education of African American women. And still others value the traditions, history and legacy of Bennett that clearly distinguishes it from other institutions. Others commend our on-going commitment to women’s education, leadership and advancement.

Moreover, donors choose to direct their philanthropy to Bennett College for Women because a gift to our College truly makes a difference. Our small size enables us to provide a personalized educational experience where financial contributions make a significant and immediate impact. Ninety-three percent of our students require financial assistance. Annually, our scholarship need is at least 2 million dollars. Additionally, at least 43% of our students are the first in their families to attend college. Your investment will ensure that students have access to a unique educational experience that transforms them into 21 century thinkers and global citizens. Like so many of our Bennett Belles, we continue to mold women into leaders in their fields, we meet our students where they are and take them to where they need to go. Whether you choose to support student scholarships, facilities, Women’s Leadership, Global Studies, Entrepreneurialism or some other area of interest, your philanthropic involvement will open doors for generations of Bennett Belles.

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Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm


Global Learning Center

Advancement Services

This area supports the operation of Institutional Advancement and other units involved with the mission of Bennett College by processing and acknowledging all gifts, monitoring pledges, managing the donor/prospect database, conducting donor/prospect research, reporting funds and assisting with events and stewardship activities. The Advancement Services office can be reached at 336 517-2395.

Annual Giving

The purpose of this unit is to coordinate the College’s efforts to raise annual financial support, unrestricted and designated, through mail, telephone, personal solicitations, special events and other activities. We recruit and train volunteers who assist with fund raising campaigns. The UNCF Campaign is a critical component of the annual giving campaign at Bennett College for Women.


The Office of Communications conveys the mission, goals and services of the College to all of its constituent groups in order to enhance the visibility, strengthen the financial base and accurately project the image of the College. The office is responsible for marketing, public relations, special events and media relations programs.