Friends of Bates Athletics Report of Giving 2016–17

Thanks to you and 1,214 alumni, parents, and friends who made gifts to the Friends of Bates Athletics, 2016–17 was a fantastic year for the Bobcats. Bates Athletics posted a best-ever 20th in the Director’s Cup national ranking of the country’s most successful Division III varsity sports programs. Your support made a direct impact on the success of Bates student-athletes, providing them with the equipment, coaching staff, facilities, and travel resources they needed to train and compete at the highest levels. Please enjoy this slideshow of recent highlights that exemplifies the ways your gift to The Bates Campaign and Friends of Bates Athletics helped the Bobcats excel in 2016–17.

FBA giving has grown 63 percent since 2013 because of your generosity and support of Bates Athletics:


FBA Growth in Giving

Gifts from FBA donors add real value to Bates teams: