Thank You!

A Message from the President

The recent surge in applications for admission to Bates suggests that we are offering something prospective students are looking for: a liberal arts experience that encourages curiosity and innovation and prepares students to engage the larger forces shaping our world.

We challenge our students—in the classroom, on the playing field, in studios, and in labs. We give them opportunities to work with inspiring professors, engage with their communities, and learn from one another. We help them align who they are with what they do, and consider how they want to move through the world.

In all these ways and more, we offer an educational experience that is uniquely Bates—and made possible by your generosity.

Thank you for all you do to make the Bates experience possible. I am so grateful for your support.

President Clayton Spencer

Who Gave

More than 11,000 people from all corners of the Bates community supported the college, contributing more than $28 million in gifts.

What You Supported

Students and faculty feel the impact of your gifts every day.

Bates Fund Giving

The Bates Fund, including gifts to Friends of Bates Athletics, provides vital support for academic, athletic, and co-curricular programs.

Alumni Giving Parents Fund Giving Other Parent Giving Alumni Family Giving Other Giving