Senior Gift

The Senior Gift program serves as an opportunity for the Class of 2017 to make its first philanthropic mark on the college. Senior Gift stresses the importance of joining the Bates alumni family in giving back to the college, and supporting its current projects and student activities.  It is a chance for the class to come together before graduation to show its appreciation for Bates.

For more information on the Senior Gift and the Bates Fund, please reach out to the Senior Gift Co-Chairs, Susan Leonard or Matt Phillips.

Senior Gift Committee Responsibilities

Committee Members must:

  • Be enthusiastic about the Senior Gift campaign and encourage their classmates to make a gift to the Bates Fund.
  • Attend monthly committee meetings and all Senior Gift events (about 5 throughout the year).
  • Solicit classmates directly or by staffing gift tables in Commons and at events.
  • Contribute to advertising efforts.
  • Lead by example and make a donation to the Senior Gift!

The average time commitment for a Senior Gift member is about 2 to 4 hours per month. The time commitment may be slightly higher during short term as your class tries to achieve its participation goal! 

Our Senior Gift goal is to reach 75% class participation and raise $10,000 for Bates! Check out our progress here!

Please contact Carly Yeung at or 207-755-5976 with questions.