Parents Leadership Giving

Please consider joining an engaged community of Bates’ most committed supporters: the Mount David Society. MDS recognizes donors who make the college a philanthropic priority with annual gifts of $2,500 or more. Leadership-level giving from parents ensures that Bates students receive a best-in-class liberal arts experience with faculty who are leading experts in their fields. In honor of their generosity, MDS members receive special opportunities to network with other leadership donors as well as Bates leaders, both on campus and at regional gatherings.

“My husband, Craig, and I were initially impressed by Bates as a place where students can achieve any goal they imagine. Our respect for Bates has deepened as we’ve seen the ways faculty, coaches, and mentors understand and encourage our son and daughter. Their commitment to this inclusive community of learners brings us peace of mind as parents – and immense pride as donors.”

–Elizabeth Kennedy P’21, P’23, Parents Fund Chair


Parent Leadership Giving Levels and Benefits

+Annual gifts of $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, and $100,000 or more

 

President’s Circle ($10,000)

  • Recognized with a special yearly gift as well as a copy of the first-year read.
  • Invited to participated in a fall semester conference call with the college president.
  • Invited to participate in a spring semester conference call with a member of senior staff or a faculty member.
  • Invited to the yearly President’s Reception at Back to Bates.
  • Invited to regional MDS gatherings.

 

Sustainers Circle ($25,000)

  • Recognized with Bates-themed gifts throughout the year, including a copy of the first-year read.
  • Invited to participated in a fall semester conference call with the college president.
  • Invited to participate in a spring semester conference call with a member of senior staff or a faculty member.
  • Invited to the yearly President’s Reception at Back to Bates.
  • Invited to regional MDS gatherings.

 

Benefactors Circle ($50,000)

  • In addition to all the forms of stewardship listed above, these donors are offered the opportunity for personalized engagement with members of the college’s leadership team.

 

Founders Circle ($100,000)

  • In addition to all the forms of stewardship listed above, these donors are offered the opportunity for personalized engagement with members of the college’s leadership team.
+Annual gifts of $5,000 or more

 

Cornerstone Circle ($5,000)

  • Recognized with a special yearly Bates gift.
  • Invited to participated in a spring semester conference call with a member of senior staff or a faculty member.
  • Invited to the yearly President’s Reception at Back to Bates.
  • Invited to regional MDS gatherings.
+Annual gifts of $2,500 or more

 

Mount David Society ($2,500)

  • Invited to the yearly President’s Reception at Back to Bates.
  • Invited to regional MDS gatherings.

If you would like to have a conversation about Parents Leadership Giving programs and membership, please contact Penney Ward, assistant director of parent giving and engagement, at pward@bates.edu or 207-755-5977.