Case for the Bates Fund
Where Does the Money Go?
Bates Fund budget-relieving gifts support the fundamental aspects of a Bates education: everything from faculty salaries and curriculum development to athletic team travel and a rich arts culture.
|The Bates Fund supports…||This year, your gifts will…|
|Financial aid||Provide partial support for the 48 percent of students who receive financial aid. In FY13, the average college-administered grant was $38,387.|
|Academic excellence||Help compensate 200+ top-in-their-field faculty members, allowing Bates to maintain a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio.|
|Annual library purchases||Go toward necessary library staffing, technology and holdings to support 350,000 library visits by students, faculty, and guests.|
|Student life||Support robust Career Development Center offerings and events — such as one-on-one counseling, employer information sessions, internships and workshops on topics ranging from networking to resume building.|
The Bates Fund has grown by 14.1 percent in the past two years thanks to incredible engagement and generosity from alumni, parents and friends.
To make a gift, go to bates.edu/give; call us toll free at 888-522-8371; or send your check payable to Bates College, 2 Andrews Road, Lewiston, ME 04240. The Fund year closes June 30, 2014.