Thank You!


A Message from the President

Your investment in Bates makes it possible for us to offer the students of today what generations before them have valued so highly: a rigorous liberal arts education grounded in Bates’ historic mission and actively engaging the forces that are transforming higher education and the world.

As we strive to improve on the educational experience Bates provides and meet the changing needs of our students, we rely on the generosity and support of the entire Bates community. Thanks to you, our students, faculty, and alumni can continue to accomplish amazing things. For that, I am truly grateful.

— President Clayton Spencer


Who Gave

Gifts to the college from all sources totaled more than $28 million, a 30 percent increase over 2014-15.


What You Supported

Students and faculty feel the impact of your gifts every day.


Bates Fund

The Bates Fund, including gifts to Friends of Bates Athletics, provides vital support for academic, athletic and co-curricular programs.

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How You Gave

Donors support the Bates mission in a variety of ways.

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