A Message from the President
Since 1855, Bates has been a place for deep intellectual engagement, powerful critical inquiry, openness to the rich diversity and complexity of the wider world, and commitment to preparing our students for lives of social contribution. It is a legacy we are proud of—and it is only possible with the support of the entire Bates community. Thank you for giving us the resources we need to succeed at every level. I am truly grateful.
— President Clayton Spencer
More than 11,000 people from all corners of the Bates community chose to invest in this remarkable institution, contributing more than $27 million in gifts.
What You Supported
Students and faculty feel the impact of your gifts every day.
How You Gave
Donors support the Bates mission in a variety of ways.
The Bates Fund, including gifts to Friends of Bates Athletics, provides vital support for academic, athletic, and co-curricular programs.