Recognition Societies

Bentley is honored to thank those who invest in the university by offering membership in one or more of our recognition societies: Great Benefactors, President’s ClubTrue Blue and 1917 Legacy Society. It’s our small way of thanking those who make a big difference — the alumni, parents, students and friends who help to transform the lives of current Falcons, so they can change the world for the better.

Great Benefactors
President's Club
True Blue
1917 Legacy Society

Great Benefactors of Bentley University

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. These Great Benefactors exemplify the spirit and dedication of Bentley’s visionary founders and leaders. We cannot thank them enough for their extraordinary investments in the future of Bentley.

President’s Club

The President’s Club is an annual donor recognition program that celebrates alumni and friends who give $1,000 or more per fiscal year. Membership is offered at seven different levels, with special categories for FOLD (Falcons of the Last Decade) members, and counts your personal contribution plus applicable corporate matching gifts. We celebrate President’s Club members with special invitations to university and social events, updates from university leadership, community recognition, and stories of the impact donors have at Bentley.

The President’s Club Council is a special group of volunteers who work to bring more members into this generous circle:

Dan Battista ’13
Jenna Caldwell ’94
Sandy Fahey ’87

John Kapral ’84
Brian MacArthur ’88, MST ’95
Keith Singletary ’96

Levels of Membership

Your Fiscal Year Gift Level Your President’s Club Level
$100,000+ Principal
$25,000 – $99,999 Chair
$10,000 – $24,999 Investor
$5,000 – $9,999 Director
$2,500 – $4,999 Managing Partner
$1,917 – $2,499 Founder
$1,000 – $1,916 Partner
FOLD Alumni
Classes of 2014-2018: $500 – $999
Classes of 2019-2022: $250 – $999

Current Undergraduate Students
Classes of 2023-2026: $100 – $999


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 (as of August 17, 2021) — 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. Society members receive invitations to special events, as well as recognition in membership listings.

“Days should be filled with helping people, whether they are family or kids who need to get off the streets. There’s a lot of hurt in the world; if one is blessed with good health and finances, one should give back.”

Robert G. Ripley Jr. ’80, Chair, 1917 Legacy Society