Garcelon Society

Supporting the Androscoggin Scholarship Fund

The Alonzo Garcelon Society is named for Alonzo Garcelon, a preeminent community leader who was born in Lewiston and became  a local doctor, mayor, governor of Maine and Bates trustee. The well-known 19th-century figure persuaded Bates founders, including Oren Cheney, to locate their institution in Lewiston in 1855.

The Garcelon Society was proudly established by Bates College in 2005 as a means to invest in the future of the community that has been our home since 1855. The Garcelon Society raises endowment funds for the Androscoggin Scholarship Fund to help ensure that talented and deserving students from Androscoggin County have access to a liberal arts education. Bates College is committed to the young people in our community and the Garcelon Society’s fundraising efforts are dedicated to the financial support of Lewiston, Auburn and other local students.

How to Give

Bates accepts gifts via personal check, credit card, or the transfer of securities. Check and credit card gifts may be made mailed to: The Garcelon Society, Bates College, 2 Andrews Road, Lewiston, ME 04210. Credit card gifts may be made over the phone by calling Bates toll-free at 888-522-8371 or online.

A convenient way to make regular monthly gifts is to join the Monthly Giving Program. Your gift is posted to your credit card or checking account, so you do not receive any further solitications, saving the college money and sparing you unnecessary mail.

To join the Monthly Giving program, call us toll-free at 888-522-8371. Credit-card monthly gifts can be activated immediately. Your gift will be posted to your Visa or MasterCard statement on the 15th of every month.

For more information about the Garcelon Society, please contact Brad MacCachran, Bates Fund Gift Officer at 207-755-5974 or

How to Contact Us

The Garcelon Society
Brad MacCachran, Bates Fund Gift Officer
314 Lane Hall
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240
Ph: +1 207-755-5974

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