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Thank You!

Our fiscal year ended June 30, and we’re pleased to share that over 8,000 alumni contributed $7.1M to the Bates Fund. These gifts support students, faculty, and the curricular and co-curricular activities that enliven the Bates experience. This critical support also ensures that transformative experience is accessible to the most deserving students, regardless of financial situation.

Below are some of our favorite images from campus over the past year. Thank you for investing in Bates!

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The Bates Fund

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.

The Parents Fund

Parents are crucial partners in the college’s efforts of providing the best possible education to all students.

Leadership Giving

There are many exciting Leadership Giving opportunities at Bates, including endowed funds, special initiatives and projects and the Philips and Benjamin Bates Societies.

Friends of Bates Athletics

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.

Your gift in action

See how Bates allocates all support for the college, including lists of donors and volunteers, in our annual report.

Report of Giving