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Total Gifts Report

Introduction

Gifts to Bates in support of the people, programs and mission of the college showed a spirited increase during the giving year ending June 30, 2011, totaling more than $12.7 million for a 20.5-percent gain from a year ago.


Highlights

  • The Bates Fund surpassed its $5.5 million goal, achieving $5,503,676, a 16.5-percent increase in dollars over the 2010 giving year.
  • Alumni participation in the Bates Fund was 45.2 percent, a 4-percent gain from two years ago. Of the more than 17,900 solicited alumni, 8,086 made gifts to the college.
  • On a national level, Bates’ three-year gain in dollars since 2008 ranks second among a peer group of 17 national liberal arts colleges.
  • The number of active staff and volunteer solicitors has increased from around 162 three years ago to nearly 400 last year. Volunteer leaders organized approximately 100 meetings and calls relating to the Bates Fund.

Total Gifts

Gifts to Bates in the giving year ending June 30, 2011, totaled more than $12.7 million, a 20.5-percent gain from a year ago.

  • Alumni — $5,534,488
  • Parents — $3,575,302
  • Friends — $2,318,834
  • Foundations — $1,064,641
  • Corporations — $210,728
  • Total — $12,703,994

Designations of Spendable Gifts*

* not including endowment gifts
  • Unrestricted — $4,528,332
  • Building and Infrastructure — $2,027,285
  • Scholarships, Library, Academics, Other — $1,094,390
  • Athletics — $381,337
  • Total — $8,031,343

Endowment

Gifts to the endowment are invested in perpetuity, creating vital annual financial support for bedrock Bates programs.

  • Faculty Support — $1,578,689
  • Financial Aid — $2,606,026
  • Academic Support — $215,104
  • Student Research — $51,172
  • Other Restricted — $59,897
  • Unrestricted — $161,763
  • Total — $4,672,651

Gift Type

Bates helps donors find a gift type that matches their needs. Bates is grateful to corporations that provide matching-gift programs.

  • Cash — $9,047,263
  • Securities — $1,092,804
  • Bequests — $2,119,697
  • Gifts in Kind — $89,966
  • Corporate Matching Gifts — $354,264
  • Total — $12,703,994

Bates Fund

Bates Fund gifts during the giving year ending June 30, 2011, totaled $5.5 million, a 15-percent gain.

  • Alumni Fund — $4,144,483
  • Parents Fund — $1,359,193
  • Total — $5,503,676

Participation

Bates Fund alumni participation has grown from 40 percent in 2007 to 45.2 percent in 2011.

This year, our participation goal is 48 percent by June 30, 2012.


 
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