$100 Million

Driving Academic Excellence

We actively engage the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world.

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"We gave to support the college’s efforts to widen course offerings in computer science, an important discipline that touches all aspects of the liberal arts in the 21st century." — George and Ann Colony P’12, P’17

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$75 Million

Investing in Opportunity

Offering highly competitive financial aid allows us to draw talent where we find it — from all corners of the United States, from around the world, and from every socioeconomic quarter.

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“We focused our Campaign giving on financial aid to help make sure that the opportunity to attend Bates is available to talented students regardless of their families’ financial circumstances.” — Pamela Batchelder Johnson ’91

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In the decades to come, success will go to the institutions that know who they are and how to engage effectively with the forces that are shaping our world. Bates intends to be among the vanguard.

$65 Million

Catalyzing Student Success

Bates is committed to fostering a living and learning environment in which all students, staff, and faculty can thrive.

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“I view my gift as an investment in helping Bates support students from underrepresented backgrounds and a continuation of work that I have been devoted to for the last 30 years.” — Chris Gorayeb ’80, P’20

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$60 Million

Building Financial Sustainability

In addition to the $140 million we aim to raise to endow specific programs, a central goal of The Bates Campaign is to increase the college’s unrestricted endowment funds and support The Bates Fund.

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“Bates truly succeeds in educating the whole person and giving us a great foundation for our lives ahead. It is a priority for us to give back to Bates.” — Trustee Jean P. Wilson ’81, P’05, P’13 and John S. Roberts P’05, P’13

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A Message from the Bates Campaign Chairs

Every gift — large and small — counts in The Bates Campaign. Each one of us can make a difference by participating. We ask that you join us in investing in any aspect of the campaign that is personally meaningful to you. Your gift sustains the Bates of today and makes possible the Bates of the future.
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