Your generosity helped raise a college-record $28.2 million this year for Bates — up more than 30 percent from last year. Gifts to the 2016 Bates Fund totaled $6.53 million from alumni, parents, and friends, surpassing this year’s goal of $6.5 million. Within the Bates Fund total, gifts from Friends of Bates Athletics in support of Bobcat teams exceeded $609,000, while parents contributed more than $1.1 million. Thank you for contributing to the success of the college!
The Bates Fund is a critical measure of Bobcat pride. Every year, our donors provide vital support for quality academic, athletic and co-curricular programs.
Parents are crucial partners in the college’s efforts of providing the best possible education to all students.
There are many exciting Leadership Giving opportunities at Bates, including endowed funds, special initiatives and projects and the Philips and Benjamin Bates Societies.
Over half of current Bates students participate in varsity or club sports, and nearly 14,000 alumni played on some type of athletic team. Through financial contributions, FBA strengthens the budgets of athletic teams, helping them to become as competitive as possible. FBA also connects Bates athletics enthusiasts through events and gatherings.