Bates Fund Volunteer Center

Bates Fund Well Poised for Spring with Strong March


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As of the end of March, the Bates Fund has received $3,665,203 in donations, a $132,000 increase over March 2013. A number of different programs contributed to the dollar growth for the Bates Fund with the Friends of Bates Athletics leading the way. The Friends of Bates Athletics has garnered $361,558 for Bates so far this year, a 37% increase over 2013. In addition to the dollars raised, alumni participation is 1% point ahead of 2013 by finishing the month of March at 29% participation. The Parents Fund also maintains a strong participation rate for 2014 with 30%.

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Strong alumni participation numbers in March are directly attributable to another great March Mania win for the Bobcats of the Last Decade. The classes of 2004 to 2013 competed against Connecticut and Colby Colleges to see who can capture, the greatest number of gifts from alumni. For the second year in a row, Bates dominated the competition by receiving 1949 donations to Colby’s 1520 and Connecticut’s 715. This year’s competition also included a challenge for the Bobcats of the Last Decade – achieve 1,500 donors by March 31st and earn an additional $25,000 for the Bates Fund. In addition to trouncing the competition and showing a remarkable level of support for the Bates community, the Bobcats of the Last Decade also earned another $25,000 for the Bates Fund!

April 23 is a Great Day to Be a Bobcat!

Well, everyday is a great day to be a bobcat! On April 23rd, Bates alumni, parents and friends are teaming up to celebrate all the things that make the college great. Bates is seeking 1,000 new donors to support key programs and make 50 percent participation a reality. Volunteers can help kick off Short Term with Great Day to Be a Bobcat by making all of their calls and contacts on behalf of the Bates Fund. For more information about volunteer efforts during It’s a Great Day to Be a Bobcat, please contact your staff liaison. You can follow all of the action online at or on twitter: @BatesCollege.

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.


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