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A message from the President

111205_Clayton_9860I am profoundly grateful for your generosity. You make it possible for Bates to provide a highly personalized liberal arts education without the burden of great financial debt. You make it possible for Bates students to discover their gifts and talents and, ultimately, their own place in the world. You make it possible for Bates faculty not only to pursue scholarly work on a global scale, but also to introduce new knowledge and new understanding in their fundamental work as teachers and mentors. Your belief in Bates and your generous investment of time and philanthropy speak volumes about your commitment as a Bates citizen, and I thank you.
— President Clayton Spencer


What You Supported

Students and faculty feel the impact of your gifts every day.
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Who Gave

More than 12,000 people from all corners of the Bates community chose to invest in this remarkable institution.
Who Gave


How You Gave

Bates offers you numerous ways to make a gift to support the college.
How You Gave


Bates Fund

The Bates Fund, including gifts to Friends of Bates Athletics (FBA), is a critical measure of Bobcat pride. Every year, you provide vital support for quality academic, athletic and co-curricular programs.
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