Why Should I Give?

The real question is: Why shouldn’t you give? But here are some reasons why anyway.

The Bates Fund helps bridge the more than $17,000 gap between the actual cost of educating a Bates student and tuition. Even if you didn’t receive financial aid, your education was subsidized by donors to the college. Help give future Batesies that same opportunity!

Alumni participation rates help affect how others view Bates and bring in funds from other sources. The participation rate for the Bates Fund is looked at as a measure of satisfaction with Bates. A high alumni participation rate helps Bates earn grants from foundations and encourages even more alumni to make a gift. A gift to the Bates Fund is like a vote for Bates!

Other NESCAC alumni, parents, and friends support their institutions at record levels. Bates needs no less than other highly selective colleges for student aid and faculty compensation. These funds are the key to our competitiveness.

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