Update on the Bates Fund
Bates College’s monthly newsletter for its fundraising volunteers.
All Schools Win in March Mania
Colby, Trinity, Connecticut, and Bates colleges battled it out over March to see who could capture, in one month, the greatest number of gifts from BOLD (Bobcats of the Last Decade) alumni in the classes of 2001-2010. While Trinity won the competition with 1,002 gifts, Bates finished third, beating last year’s performance with 733 gifts from young alumni! Led by BOLD co-chairs Ed Walker ’02, Phil Barr ’05, Margot Sakoian ’09, and Alicia Doukeris ’07, Bates Class Agents called, e-mailed, and texted their friends to encourage them to cast their vote for Bates with a gift to the Bates Fund. For more on March Mania, including final results, visit the Bates March Mania Web site: www.marchmania.org/bates and March Mania on Facebook: www.facebook.com/marchmania.
Goals and Progress
Kudos to the following volunteers and classes for outstanding work on behalf of the Fund. Keep up the good work!
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Volunteer Leadership Summit
As a Bates volunteer — an ambassador for the College — you won’t want to miss this celebratory weekend of networking events and briefings about the state of Bates. You’ll receive valuable tools and in-depth training, acquire insider information about campus life and academic initiatives. You’ll learn more about what Bates can do for you. And as always, you’ll find old friends and make new ones among alumni and parents who share your loyalty to Bates.Please click here to register online for the Summit by Friday, May 6, or by contacting Kathleen Bilodeau in the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement at
Mount David Society Recognition Dinners
More details on upcoming recognition dinners for Mount David Society donors are online. Events will feature students, staff, Trustees and special guests, including Trustee Sarah Risley Pearson ’75, Board chair Mike Bonney ’80, P’09, P’12, Vice President and Dean for Enrollment and External Affairs Nancy Cable, and President Elaine Tuttle Hansen. For more information or to RSVP, please email Melody Beaulieu at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-786-6225. We look forward to thanking you for all that you do for Bates!
New class-specific Bates Fund appeals encouraging alumni to “claim their place” among classmates who have already given or pledged this fiscal year will be mailed on April 18. The mailing will include a list of FY11 Bates Fund donors to date.
Parents will receive a letter from Parents Fund co-chairs Jim and Cherry Karlson P’13 and Bob and Kathy Whelan P’05.
Now is a great time to follow up with assigned donors to secure a gift or pledge!
Review next steps for all volunteers by clicking here.
Thank you for all that you do for the Bates Fund!
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