On Thursday, October 18, the College proudly recognized Ted Beneski ’78, P’08 and Laurie Beneski P’08 for their extraordinary leadership and generosity in the Promise Campaign by naming the men’s and women’s soccer program in their honor. Amherst celebrated the Beneskis and fêted the newly named program with a reception at the Powerhouse, where the Beneski family and their friends were joined by the men’s and women’s soccer teams, representatives from the athletics department, President Biddy Martin, and the Board of Trustees.
The Beneskis have a long history with the College as parents, volunteers, and supporters. Ted is a current trustee and Promise Campaign co-chair. Their commitment to the Promise Campaign is supporting academic initiatives and the Amherst student experience. The Beneskis are also longtime supporters of the Amherst Fund and athletics. In 2011, the Beneski Earth Sciences Building and Beneski Museum of Natural History were named in honor of Ted and Laurie Beneski’s generosity to the Lives of Consequence Campaign.