Thank You!

Thank you for making 2021-2022 another remarkable year for Bates. 

This year, more than 8,300 alumni, families, and friends collectively gave over $31.75 million in support of the college – making fiscal year 2022 the third consecutive year in which our community raised more than $30 million. This year, we are especially proud that the Bates Fund surpassed its goal of $7.3 million, and that Bates was selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Schuler Access Initiative, a $50 million challenge grant from the Schuler Education Foundation that will expand financial aid to enroll talented students from America’s lowest-income families.

On June 30, you helped us cross the Bates Campaign finish line with a total of more than $345.7 million dollars raised for Bates, far surpassing our initial goal of $300 million. This milestone in college history reflects the incredible momentum that the Bates community has built over the last seven years, and demonstrates the strong support of tens of thousands of alumni, family, and friends who have chosen to invest in Bates’ present and future success. 

We could not be more grateful for your generosity, which impacts every aspect of life on campus. 

Here’s a snapshot of what you make possible.

Photos by Phyllis Graber Jensen and Theophil Syslo for Bates College.

Thank you to our donors and volunteers…

Your generosity supported talented Bates faculty and students who, in 2021-2022…

To every community member who dedicated time, energy, or philanthropic support to Bates–this year and throughout the Bates Campaign–thank you! 

Who Gave

More than 8,300 people from all corners of the Bates community supported the college, contributing more than $31 million in gifts.

"Who Gave" pie chart showing the breakdown of giving by different categories of Bates donors in fiscal year 2022. Alumni gave more than 70% of the total amount raised.

What You Supported

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

"What You Supported" pie chart showing what percentage of total fiscal year 2022 giving was dedicated to which fundraising priorities, with more than half of all giving supporting financial aid.

Bates Fund Giving

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

"Bates Fund Giving" pie chart showing the breakdown of Bates Fund giving by different categories of Bates donors in fiscal year 2022. More than 50% of the total amount raised for the Bates Fund was given by alumni.

Thank you to our donors and volunteers…