Since 1873, Bennett College has created a place for black women’s voices and brilliance to be developed and cultivated.

We’re grateful for your support in preserving our legacy.

Recent donors:

  • Walter Ray Watson
  • Olufunsho Owolabi
  • Ursula Hamilton
  • Willie Blakeney
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  • Toni Toraine
  • Cynthia Greenlee
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  • Patrice Williamson
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  • Shuntay Young
  • Ada Johnson
  • Christie NiDonnell
  • Eleanor Doty
  • Craig Martin
  • Dr. Kevin Cole
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  • Barry Mayo
  • Kimberly Connell
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  • Louise Silk
  • Geraldine Edwards
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  • James Botros
  • David & Gemma Beckley
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  • Barry Mayo
  • Tracy Cheek
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  • Katherine Lucas '49
  • Eleanor Phillips-Hill '50
  • Edna Williams '50
  • Jeanne Martin '51
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  • Lauren Anderson '10
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  • Caroline Bailey '12
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  • Christina Garnett '13
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  • Victoria Bolden '15
  • Tiara Johnson '15
  • Dana Johnson '15
  • Jaeden Powell '18
  • Ana Lucille '18

Stand With Bennett

February 22, 2019 – Bennett College Files Lawsuit to Keep Accreditation

Bennett College has successfully reached a settlement with SACSCOC to keep its accreditation; Hires top law firms to help in the fight

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Bennett College is pleased to announce that its accreditation was restored this afternoon by a federal court in Atlanta.

The court’s decision reflects an agreement reached earlier today between the College and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to preserve the College’s accreditation during legal proceedings, which are expected to last several months. Bennett College will remain accredited during the court proceedings.

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February 5, 2019 – Bennett College announces it has raised $8.2 Million in its nationwide #StandWithBennett Campaign, Money to help bolster appeal to remain accredited by SACSCOC

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Bennett College President Dr. Phyllis Worthy Dawkins announced on Monday that the College has raised $8.2 million in its #StandWithBennett Campaign.

“So, we’ve come to the moment that you’ve been waiting for,” Dawkins said inside a packed Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel. “As of today, and let me just say we’re still counting. We are still counting money. But as of today, Bennett College has raised $8.2 million.”

Dawkins’ announcement was met with jubilation, as Bennett students, alumnae and others began jumping up and down in their pews. Many cried, others hugged and some looked shocked.

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Stand With Bennett Press Conference

There will be a Press Conference on Monday, February 4, 2019, at 12:00 PM EST in the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel. All are welcome to attend. Please join us for a reception in the Steele Hall Art Gallery immediately following the Press Conference and the ringing of the Bell. If you are unable to attend the event, you can watch it live at:

Ways to give to Bennett College

  • Online:
  • Text2Give: Text the word BELLES to the number 444999
  • Cash App: $StandwithBennett
  • S. Mail: Send a check to Bennett College, Office of Institutional Advancement, 900 E. Washington St., Greensboro, N.C. 27401

Online Donations

We appreciate your online donations to the College at this critical time as we work to raise a minimum of $5 million by Feb. 1. We realize our online system requires you to spend a bit of time inputting information before your donation is complete and ask, simply, that you exercise patience and bear with us. The minimal time you spend making your gift today could mean the difference for our students tomorrow. Thank you for your support.

Contact Us

(336) 517-2100
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Bennett College
900 E. Washington St.
Greensboro, NC 27401

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