President’s Associates

President’s Associates contribute $10,000 or more annually to the Bates Fund and comprise a select group of Mount David Society donors who help lead Bates in fulfilling its commitment to our students. Gifts from these philanthropic leaders represented 40 percent of the Bates Fund total last year. This support, said President Clayton Spencer, “fuels the momentum that will keep Bates at the forefront of America’s liberal arts colleges.”

Mount David Society President’s Associates enable the college to recognize its leaders who have a tremendous impact on all aspects of a Bates education. These gifts will help to ensure that Bates remains at the forefront of the nation’s liberal arts colleges today, and moving forward.

President’s Associates at this level gain an even closer connection to Bates through personal conversations and insider updates from President Spencer, Trustees and members of the college’s senior leadership team.

For more information, please contact Genevieve Leslie, Director of Annual Giving at 207-786-8255 or