Giving to BFIT - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Giving to BFIT

Expanding Opportunity for Boston Youth

Why Give?

For centuries Boston has been a global center for innovation and education. From the invention of constitutional democracy and the clipper ship, to the dynamic STEM-based economy that defines the region today, Boston has long stood for progress in all human endeavors. 

But not all Bostonians share in that progress equally. Today, Boston is home to thousands of disconnected young people-- women and men who have left high school and are not pursuing post-secondary education or holding a job that pays a livable wage. They are disproportionally people of color and have lived much of their lives close to the poverty line. 

Our mission springs from a simple idea first expressed by our benefactor, Benjamin Franklin, who first articulated his vision for our school more than 200 years ago: that “good apprentices make good citizens.” That idea has grown into the belief that all people should share in the progress and prosperity of this age of innovation, and that poverty, race, or geography should not be a barrier to education, work, and worth. At BFIT, we believe that with a solid foundation of technical skills and effective instruction, the disconnected youth of Boston can change their lives, communities, and the world. 

The results speak for themselves: BFIT's graduation rate is nearly triple the average for local two-year colleges, 93% of students find meaningful employment in their field of study or continue their education, and their median salary one year after leaving BFIT, nearly $40,000 a year, is twice their earnings before coming to BFIT.

Your gift can help the bright, determined, and resilient women and men who come to BFIT in search of a better future. It can help provide financial aid and scholarships, essential student support services, and the continued academic excellence of our programs. 

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Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Ways to Give

Online

Give with your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit card quickly and easily.

Mail

Send a check payable to “Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology” to:

Development Office
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
41 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

Stock Transfer
Please contact Molly Russell at 617-588-1346 for a stock transfer form. E-mail or fax completed form to development@bfit.edu or 617-426-1441.

Planned Giving
Continue the legacy of Benjamin Franklin. Alumni and friends who choose to make a planned gift are recognized as members of our giving society. Planned gifts can be made in several different ways. When making a planned gift to Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in your will, there can be great benefits for you and your family. We recommend speaking with your financial advisor to determine the best option for you.

Matching Gifts
If you have made a gift to Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, you may be eligible to apply for a matching gift through your employer or your spouse’s employer. Check with your human resources office for details.

In-Kind Donations
Donate up-to-date computers, cars, and lab equipment to the college. Please contact development@bfit.edu before making an in-kind gift.