Bobcat Connection: February 2024

Exciting news! Registration for the 2024 Bates Reunion is now open! Calling all classes ending in 4 and 9—return to campus, reconnect with old friends, and celebrate the bonds that make Bates special.

A weekend of laughter, reminiscing, and new memories awaits. Don’t miss out—Learn more and register today!

Seeking Alumni Award Nominations!

Nominate outstanding alumni—whether innovative teachers, industry leaders, or selfless humanitarians—for recognition through Alumni Awards.

This year, please consider nominating an alum who went above and beyond to help the community in the aftermath of the October 25 mass shooting.

Your input is invaluable to help us recognize their impact. Learn more about the awards categoriesNominations are due by Friday, February 16.

Chicago Presidential Welcome Event

Please join us in welcoming the ninth president of Bates College, Garry W. Jenkins, to our community at our next Presidential Welcome Event on March 7. Your RSVP is kindly requested by Thursday, February 29.

Stay tuned for additional events on the West Coast this spring!

Incentives for planned gifts continue as CGA rates rise.

With gift annuity rates at their highest in a decade, now is a good time to consider a creative approach to your giving!

In addition, recent provisions allow donors aged 70 1/2 to use IRA assets to fund life income gifts.

Bates MLK Day 2024

This years theme explored “Food Justice” through film, workshops, and discussions, linking King’s legacy to diverse topics like halal meals, perceptions of “ethnic” food, and culinary politics.

Catch a glimpse of the day through the lens of Phyllis Graber Jensen.

Bobcat Reads: Live Author Talk

This is a great opportunity to engage with the author, ask your burning questions, and dive deeper into the narrative with fellow book enthusiasts. READ MORE

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