Thank you!

Thank you for making 2019-2020 another record-breaking year for Bates. Alumni, families, and friends contributed $33,704,979 million to the college during the fiscal year ending June 30, setting new records for both overall giving and Bates Fund giving. Because of your generosity, the Bates Campaign has now passed the $245 million mark—a significant milestone in our effort to secure Bates’ financial future.

We are exceptionally grateful to every community member who chose to give back to Bates this year, whether by donating, volunteering, or connecting with the college. 

Thank you to our donors and volunteers…

This year, your generosity supported…

Who Gave

More than 10,700 people from all corners of the Bates community supported the college, contributing more than $33 million in gifts.

Pie chart of "Who Gave" to Bates in fiscal year 2020: 62% Alumni ($20,816,490), 14% Parents ($4,619,322), 12% Foundations and Corporations ($4,177,144), and 12% Friends, Faculty, and Staff ($4,092,023)

What You Supported

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

Pie chart of "What You Supported" at Bates in fiscal year 2020: 36% Academics and Core Programs ($12,267,803), 27% Financial Aid ($9,020,222), 15% Campus Programs and Resources ($4,957,393), 13% Facilities ($4,306,861), 6% Unrestricted ($2,191,259), and 3% Athletics ($961,441). Fiscal Year 2020 total: $33,704,979.

Bates Fund Giving

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

Pie chart showing sources of gifts to the Bates Fund in fiscal year 2020: 58% Alumni ($4,275,911), 23% Parents ($1,663,159), 7% Other Donors ($515,489), 6% FBA Parents ($449,696), 5% FBA Alumni ($399,977), and 1% FBA Other Donors ($36,066). Total fiscal year 2020 Bates Fund giving: $7,340,298.