Venti earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology from Hamilton College in 1984. She is also certified by the prestigious Joran Institute, known in the corporate community for its expertise in professionals' training in the areas of organization assessment, benchmarking, strategy consulting and program deployment with a goal of overall performance improvement. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. A Bennington resident for more than two decades, Hildene's new Director of Advancement has a clear commitment to community, serving currently as a trustee of Bennington Free Public Library and on the Board of Directors of the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce.
Her volunteerism has extended to such well known regional events as Garlic Fest, Mayfest, the Bennington Car Show and the Shires Marathon.