Bates Fund Volunteer Center

Class Agent Contact Period – June 9th to June 23rd

Our hope is that all Class Agents will set aside 1-2 hours between June 9th through June 23rd, during which they will reach out to their classmates and ask them to join the Bates community in helping the college meet its goal of 50% alumni participation before June 30th. Thank you so much for your help!

Bates Celebrates Reunion Weekend 2014 with the 100th Anniversary of the Alumni Parade

The 4′s and 9′s returned to campus for a beautiful reunion weekend. Over 1000 people were in attendance – including a record number of 5th reunion attendees (2009) and Doris Neilson Whipple ’34 at 101 celebrating her 80th reunion from Bates. In addition to the hundreds of alumni reveling in their Reunion weekend, Reunion itself was honoring a special tradition – the 100th anniversary of the Alumni Parade.┬áTo learn more about Reunion 2014 visit The Conversation to see pictures and to hear updates from those in attendance.

May Results Make the Bates Fund Well Poised for Strong Finish


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As of the end of May, the Bates Fund has received $5,043,969 in donations. A number of different programs contributed to the Bates Fund with the Friends of Bates Athletics and Great Day to Be a Bobcat leading the way. In addition to the dollars raised, alumni participation is 41%. The Parents Fund also maintains an excellent participation rate with 36% ahead of both May 2012 and 2013. These strong participation results make the Bates Fund well poised to achieve its participation goals of 50% alumni and 40% parent participation.


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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.