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…
- opened the transformative Bonney Science Center
- earned Fulbright Awards (both faculty and recent alumni)
- won championships
- created innovative work in the arts, including theater and art & visual culture
- conducted ambitious scientific research in disciplines from atomic physics to geochemistry
- produced a film festival
- worked with and learned from local students and teachers
- earned the college its second Gold sustainability rating
To every community member who dedicated time, energy, or philanthropic support to Bates–this year and throughout the Bates Campaign–thank you!
More than 8,300 people from all corners of the Bates community supported the college, contributing more than $31 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.