Bates Parents Fund
The Parents Fund consists of contributions by parents of current undergraduates and graduates to the Bates Fund, the college’s annual fundraising campaign.
Unrestricted gifts to the Parents Fund help meet immediate expenses in such areas as: academic excellence, residential life and library resources. These funds are the keys to our competitiveness. Bates could not easily replace the power of your gift. For spending purposes, every $100 you give equals at least $2,000 in new endowment; every $1,000 at least $20,000.
But, in reality, the impact of a contribution to the Bates Parents Fund is immeasurable. How can you put a price on the “lightbulb” moment a student has under the instruction of an inspiring professor? Or how a student’s life will be changed because they received enough financial aid to attend Bates? The Parents Fund reaches the very heart of Bates. Your generous gift to the Parents Fund reaffirms your belief in the college and its values.
Now more than ever, there is a meaningful gap between our resources and our aspirations. The Parents Fund goals for 2012-2013 are $1.65 million and 40% participation (the fiscal year runs through June 30, 2013).
Parents Fund Commitments
Dollars Raised: $1,321,841
as of May 1, 2013
Parents Fund Volunteers are vital to the strength of the Parents Fund. In turn, getting involved with the Parents Fund connects you with other parents and with your child’s experience at Bates. Click here for more information.
Ways to Give
Online giving is easy, quick, and secure. Or, call us toll free at 1-888-522-8371. Checks payable to Bates College can be sent to 2 Andrews Road, Lewiston, ME 04240.Support the Parents Fund