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THE CAMPAIGN

#BatesPlusYou is the social media hashtag for the Campaign.

The Campaign is $36M toward a $75M goal for Investing in Opportunity, including financial aid.

PHYLLIS GRABER JENSEN

BATES IN BRIEF FALL 20I8

The Class of 1993 marches in the Alumni Parade during Reunion 2018. The class broke fundraising and attendance records in celebration of their 25th Reunion.

‘It Snowballed’ After leading their classmates to a new 25th Reunion giving record, the Class of 1993 volunteers got a congratulatory note from Mike Bonney ’80 — and not just because he’s chair of the Board of Trustees. Back in 2005, his class set the old record. “I must confess that I’m surprised the outstanding Class of 1980’s record has been broken,” wrote Bonney, “but it goes to show how impressive your class’s Reunion effort was this year.” In addition to the largest 25th Reunion class gift to the Bates Fund ($253,293), the Class of ’93 set 25th records for highest attendance (32 percent) and highest Bates Fund participation (66 percent).

$28 Million in 2018

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Fall 2018

Eighty-four percent of the Class of 2018 contributed to their Senior Gift.

THEOPHIL SYSLO

Alumni, parents, and friends contributed $28 million to Bates during the fiscal year ending June 30, including $10.87 million to the college’s endowment and $7.1 million to the Bates Fund. The annual dollar total includes the traditional Senior Gift. Encouraged by special challenges from Bates Trustee Lisa Barry ’77 and the College Key, the Class of 2018 made a gift of $13,950 with 84 percent participation — the highest since 2014.

Reunion Gift co-chairs were Mike Charland and Peter Bysshe. “We set a lofty goal of $250,000 at the beginning of the year,” Charland said. “As we began to reach milestones along the way, it snowballed, and we thought, ‘Wow, this is attainable. We really can break this record.’ And that helped motivate the committee and our entire class.” Charland (sort of) hopes 1993’s records are broken by the next 25th cohort. “I want them all to come about $10 and two people short of breaking our records,” he jokes. “Enough to still make a huge difference for Bates, but not to take our titles!”

Profile for Bates College

Bates Magazine, Fall 2018  

The issue's cover story looks at Bates alumni and their cool Antarctic doings. The photo, by Billy Collins ’14, shows an equipment operator...

Bates Magazine, Fall 2018  

The issue's cover story looks at Bates alumni and their cool Antarctic doings. The photo, by Billy Collins ’14, shows an equipment operator...