Reunion Giving

Over 75% of Reunion attendees are already IN. THANK YOU!

If 50 percent of Bates alumni make gifts before June 30, a group of Bates alumni leaders are in with an additional $500,000 to the college.

Giving a special gift to the Bates Fund in your reunion year is a way to pay tribute to your Bates memories while affording today’s students the opportunity to make their own.

Reunions encourage us to pause and reflect on the many formative experiences made possible by Bates. Those four short years instilled in us core values that have guided our lives ever since. Bates continues to offer students a learning community that challenges and inspires, and our gifts to the Bates Fund strengthen this community.

A robust Bates Fund helps keep Bates competitive. Now, more than ever, there is a considerable gap between the college’s resources and aspirations and the Bates Fund helps bridge this gap. The Bates Fund acts as a “living endowment” allowing 100 percent of your gift to support today’s needs. Increased giving from reunion classes can have a great impact on Bates students—right now.

As you consider giving a gift to honor your reunion year, think back on how Bates changed your life—alumni support played a big part. Now is a perfect time to pass it on and reinforce the tradition of alumni giving back to the college.

To make your Reunion gift, call 888-522-8371 or give online. All gifts and multi-year pledges made between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 will count toward your Reunion Class Gift total. Thank you for all that you do for Bates.


Join in! Any gift. Any size. Together, we’ll make it happen.