Mount David Society
The Mount David Society recognizes Bates Fund donors who put the college first in their annual philanthropy. These individuals lead the way in supporting Bates by making significant, unrestricted current-use gifts each year — gifts that underpin the college’s ability to sustain excellence. The generous contributions of Mount David Society members provide nearly 80 percent of the Bates Fund total each year and make a tremendous impact on the campus each day. Since its inaugural year in 2004, annual MDS gifts have increased from $2.2 million to $4.9 million, leading the way in enhancing a transformative Bates experience.
Mount David Society Levels
BOLD (Bobcats of the Last Decade)
Alumni from the classes of 2005-2014 can join the Mount David Society at a reduced rate and begin their own tradition of philanthropic support to the college.
Classes ten or more years since graduation with gifts between $1,855 – $9,999. Founder’s Associates help make it possible for Bates students to discover, build, lead and inspire each day.
A gift of $5,000 to the Bates Fund creates a Named Scholarship providing need-based aid, in your name or the name of a loved one, to a Bates student.
$10,000 and above
These supporters place the college at the top of their philanthropic priorities and their generosity helps ensure that Bates is at the forefront of the nation’s liberal arts colleges today, and moving forward.
$25,000 and above
Gifts at this level of the Mount David Society are critical to the overall success of the Bates Fund and provide the foundation for Bates to continue to deliver an outstanding education with a mission-driven approach.
Mount David Society Committee
2013-2014 Mount David Society Committee
- Robert E. Cramer ’79, P’13, P’14, Co-chair
- Pamela B. Johnson ’91, Co-Chair
- Frederic R. Bernhard ’92
- Ryan J. Bouchard ’01
- William C. Carey ’82, P’13, P’14, Trustee
- Andrew F. Carman ’85
- Mary Capaldi Carr ’88
- Christopher R. Colapietro ’99
- Thomas P. D’Arcy ’83
- Kathryn R. Duvall ‘05
- Michael P. Evans ’91
- Richard H. Forde ’75, Trustee
- Tatum E. Fraites ‘09
- Marjorie Northrop Friedman ’95, Trustee
- Wendy S. Graham ‘89
- Alan M. Green ’75
- Sharon Hartnett Hall ‘91
- Ralph H. Hinckley Jr. ’93
- Seth S. Holbrook ’79
- Julia D. Judson-Rea ’04
- Elliott B. Linsley ‘05
- Steven C. Moore ‘91
- Gregory J. Mulready ’91
- Corey L. Norton ’97
- Julintip P. Thirasilpa ‘99
- Jason C. Verner ’95
- Nathaniel Y. Walton ‘08
- Brian H. Wells ’97
- Monika A. Wirtz ‘94