Bates Fund Finishes January Strong
The Bates Fund ended January 2014 ahead in dollars raised and alumni participation making the College well poised to achieve the 2014 Bates Fund goal of $6,747,000. As of the end of January, the Bates Fund has received $2,819,186 in donations. This number represents a $60,000 increase over January 2013! The upsurge in donations is attributable to a strong fall semester from the Parents Fund and Friends of Bates Athletics. The Parents Fund has raised over $905,000 – a 14% increase over January 2013. The Friends of Bates Athletics has garnered over $300,000 to support Bobcat athletic programs, which is a remarkable 44% rise over 2013.
In addition to the wonderful growth in dollars raised, both alumni and parent participation have progressed well throughout the fall and winter. Alumni participation is an extraordinary 2% points ahead of 2013 by finishing the month of January at 20% participation. 2% alumni participation represents nearly 250 more donors to the Bates Fund this year! The Parents Fund also maintains a strong participation rate for 2014 with 26%. With positive trends in both participation and dollars raised, the Bates Fund is primed for another excellent year.
To learn more about your class progress or other Bates statistics, please visit the “Statistics” section of this page. If you would like to learn more about events at Bates and stories about the Bates community, please visit the Bates News section. If you have any questions about the Volunteer Center, please contact Nina Emmi ’10, Associate Director of Annual Giving at (207) 755-5993.