Supporting Bates

Your gift to the college’s annual fund, known as the Bates Fund, provides an immediate impact for Bates students and faculty in all areas of the Bates experience—including financial aid, research, student life, athletics, the arts, and more. A gift to the Bates Fund is a vote of confidence in Bates and an investment in its future.

Every gift made to the Bates Fund counts — and every gift matters.

The Bates Fund

The Bates Fund is a critical measure of Bobcat pride. Every year, our donors provide vital support for quality academic, athletic and co-curricular programs.

The Parents Fund

Parents are crucial partners in the college’s efforts of providing the best possible education to all students.

Ways to Give

There are many exciting Leadership Giving opportunities at Bates, including endowed funds, special initiatives and projects and the Philips and Benjamin Bates Societies.

Friends of Bates Athletics

Over half of current Bates students participate in varsity or club sports, and nearly 14,000 alumni played on some type of athletic team. Through financial contributions, FBA strengthens the budgets of athletic teams, helping them to become as competitive as possible.

Your gift in action

See how Bates allocates all support for the college in our annual report.

Report of Giving