As a family and as a company we are passionate about causes that further the lives of children, families and Veterans. We also support programs focused on education and animal welfare. We dedicate over 10% of our profits each year to our philanthropic efforts. We love that we have the privilege of giving back to our community. Keep reading to learn more about our efforts!
Family. Memories. Bennington
Each year, we and our generous homeowners set aside several long weekends in a Bennington Properties vacation home. Each long weekend is gifted to a family that wants to gather as part of an end-of-life celebration for their young loved one or a post-war Veteran and his or her family. We partner with wish-granting organizations across the U.S. to help families make memories that will last a lifetime. If you’re interested in referring a potential wish recipient, please contact these organizations directly:
Make-a-Wish (Portland, OR Chapter)
Dream Factory (Portland, OR Chapter)
Associate Matching Gifts
We so value our exceptional family of Associates and want to honor their personal contributions to our community. So, in 2017, we instituted an Associate Matching Gift Program so our Associates may request company funds to match their own charitable contributions. Matching gifts are made once annually, in March and must be initiated by the Bennington Properties Associate directly.
Oregon State University Cascades Scholarship
If you couldn’t already tell, we’re pretty passionate about hospitality and people. We couldn’t think of a better way to honor the next generation of hospitality professionals than to award scholarships annually to students studying Hospitality Management at Robert Bennington’s Alma Mater. Each year, we offer two $2,500 scholarships to residents of Deschutes County through OSU Cascades.
We do not administer the scholarship application process, so please communicate directly with OSU Cascades if you have questions. Click here and select “OSU-Cascades Scholarships” for more information and to access the application. The application period is open from November 15 to February 15 each year.
If you’d like more information than is provided on the website, please reach Jane Reynolds, Enrollment Director EMAIL or 541-322-3132.
Local Donations of Time & Resources
A committee comprised of our Associates organizes and executes company-wide volunteer experiences three to four times each year from mid-September through early May. As thanks to our non-profit hosts, we provide a cash donation at the conclusion of each of our volunteer days. The organizations with whom we volunteer are pre-selected by our committee. We do not offer a solicitation process for volunteer activities at this time. We donate two to three-night stays to select non-profit events throughout Central Oregon. These donations are pre-selected by the Bennington Family and focus on events that draw attendees from outside of the area. We do not offer a request process for these donations at this time.
Bennington Properties and beautiful Central Oregon attract many visitors from outside of our geographic area. For this reason, we also donate to causes outside of our immediate area and outside of Oregon. We consider requests from 501(c)(3) organizations in the areas of children, families, Veterans and animal welfare. We prioritize events hosting 250 or more guests and those that would feature our gift as a live auction item or as a primary raffle prize. We accept requests from organizations located in Oregon (outside of Central Oregon) and Washington State. We provide one donation per organization per calendar year. Verified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations or school organizations may complete our donation request form below for a two to three night stay for their auction or raffle. Please submit your request six months in advance of your event to be considered. You will receive immediate confirmation that your request has been received. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to each request personally. If you are awarded, you will hear from us during the review month closest to your submission. We are not able to fulfill all requests but do our best to help as many organizations as possible.
If you haven’t found the information you need above, you may EMAIL us. We appreciate your understanding with our response time which will be slower during our peak period of Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Out-of-Area Donation Request Form
Please read the information above prior to completing this form. Upon completion, please attach your Federal letter indicating your Tax ID # and 501(c)(3) status to be considered for a donation.