2021 - It's Great Day to Be a Bobcat!

2,664
Donors
143% of 1,855 Donor goal
$927,346
Donated
This campaign ended on March 17, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Bates College by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2008

Molly Carr photoMolly & George Carr matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2007

An Anonymous DonorMaryelise Suffern Lamet in memory of Richard Winslow Suffern '70 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1970

An Anonymous DonorWade Rosko matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2017

Matt Phillips photoMatthew Phillips matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2017

Todd Zinn photoTodd Zinn matched $4 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1997

An Anonymous DonorGrace Liu matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2006

Emma Beaudry photoEmma Beaudry matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2003

Larry Handerhan photoLarry Handerhan matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2005

Erin Bliss photoErin Bliss matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250

Cat Djang photoCat Djang matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2013

An Anonymous DonorAngela Knox-Pyaesone matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2005

An Anonymous DonorGraeme Welds matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $260Just for Class of 2015

Heidi B. Lovett photoHeidi Lovett matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $400Just for Class of 1984

Haley Keegan photoHaley Keegan matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

John P. Howard photoJohn Howard matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1986

An Anonymous DonorFlora Rice-Chan '11 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2011

Jen Crawford photoJennifer Crawford matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2001

An Anonymous DonorMelissa Geissler matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2005

An Anonymous DonorKai Payne matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorLauren Fine matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $630Just for Class of 1993

An Anonymous DonorDavid Longdon matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $940Just for Class of 2014

An Anonymous DonorMike Charland matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1993

An Anonymous DonorSarah Pearson matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1975

An Anonymous DonorDamon McGinn and Jasmine Polite matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2007

Aya Murata photoAya Murata matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1992

Nina Emmi photoAnthony Timberman matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2009

Lisa Romeo photoLisa Romeo matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,250Just for Class of 1988

Nina Emmi photoBradley McGraw matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,500Just for Class of 2010

An Anonymous DonorNorman Wentworth matched $76 for each donor, donating a total of $1,520Just for Class of 1976

tracy peacock photoTracy Peacock matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,025Just for Class of 1994

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,650Just for Class of 2002

An Anonymous DonorJohn Sninsky '72 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1972

An Anonymous DonorTerry Welch '83 matched $83 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1983

An Anonymous DonorSusie Bourgault Akie matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $3,000

An Anonymous DonorPam Batchelder Johnson '91 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Classes between 2018 & 2020

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Classmate matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1995

An Anonymous DonorScott Higgins '91 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1991

An Anonymous DonorJoe Matzkin matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1966

An Anonymous DonorClass of 1986 Reunion Committee matched $86 for each donor, donating a total of $7,000Just for Class of 1986

An Anonymous DonorTwo anonymous classmates matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $7,500Just for Class of 1958

An Anonymous DonorTwo Anonymous Classmates matched $250 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Class of 1996

An Anonymous DonorRyad Yousuf matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Class of 1999

An Anonymous Donor'89 Class Agent team matched $189 for each donor, donating a total of $10,750Just for Class of 1989

An Anonymous DonorJeff Porter, Allison Webster Matlack, Heather Beebe, Mike Hogan, and Sean Ryan matched $500 for each donor, donating a total of $25,000Just for Class of 1985

An Anonymous Donor1981 Gift Committee matched $400 for each donor, donating a total of $25,000Just for Class of 1981
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Nancy Weidner photoNancy Weidner gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 2013

Maureen Bartlett photoMaureen Bartlett gave $200 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1968

An Anonymous DonorMary Gonzales gave $200 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 2003

An Anonymous DonorMary Gonzales gave $200 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1998

An Anonymous DonorMary Gonzales gave $200 because $10 was given by donorsJust for Class of 2013

Mary Capaldi Gonzales 1988 photoMary Gonzales gave $200 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1993

Paul Billings photoPaul Billings gave $200 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1988

An Anonymous DonorMary Gonzales gave $200 because $10 was given by donorsJust for Class of 2018

An Anonymous DonorMary Gonzales gave $200 because $10 was given by donorsJust for Class of 2008

Patrick Cosquer photoPat Cosquer gave $250 because 50 donors gaveJust for Class of 1997

Sarah Stone photoSarah Stone gave $750 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1990

An Anonymous DonorJenn Bouchard gave $1,000 because 30 donors gaveJust for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $5,000 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1961

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Trustees gave $100,000 because 1350 donors gave
Incentives
Generate 1 Gift
and receive a Bates basil planter!

Generate 3 Gifts
and receive a set of marble and wood Bates coasters!

Generate 5 Gifts
and receive your choice of a Bates t-shirt!
About

Join in for the Bobcat's birthday - and this year's Great Day giving celebration - on Tuesday, March 16! The Bates community will come together to show our Bobcat pride and celebrate what makes Bates great. Bring the Bates community into your home during our livestream celebration, which will feature familiar campus faces as well as the Bobcat!


Help make the Bobcat's birthday the best ever. Your Great Day gift to Bates and your participation is the best birthday present of all. Your participation at any level will contribute to the joy, support, and connection that Great Day provides to Batesies near and far.


EVERYDAY is a Great Day to be a Bobcat — thanks to you!


Updates
Let's keep going!


The best birthday ever! Congratulations to Cailine Gunn '16 for making the 1,855th gift to Great Day to be a Bobcat. The party's just beginning - let's keep going!  

1191 days ago by Nina Emmi
EXCITING UPDATE: $100,000 TRUSTEE CHALLENGE!

When we reach our goal of 1,855 gifts from alumni, parents, and friends, a group of current trustees will add $100,000 to our Great Day giving total. What a fantastic way to celebrate the 166th birthday of Bates—and the Bobcat!

1195 days ago by Alicia Rea
Livestream Schedule

Here is a preview of our livestream schedule! Tune in at noon EDT on March 16 to watch our live donor thank yous and celebrate Bates's birthday!

12pm EDT

Clayton Spencer, President

Sarah Pearson '75, Vice President for College Advancement

1:10pm 

Noelle Chaddock, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

Christine Schwartz, Assistant Vice President for Dining, Conferences and Campus Events

Leigh Weisenburger, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

2pm

John Furbush '05, Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Vanessa Williamson '05, Associate Head Coach of Swimming and Diving

2:50pm

Margaret Imber, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies

Mike Rocque, Associate Professor of Sociology

Kirk Read, Professor of French and Francophone Studies

3:40pm

Rachel Forcillo '18, Graphic Designer and Communications Coordinator for Purposeful Work

Cary E. Gemmer '07, Leadership Gift Officer

Meghan B. Metzger '07, Leadership Gift Officer

4:30pm

Audrey Burns '17, Assistant Dean of Admission

Jay Burns, Editorial Director and Bates Magazine Editor

Johie Seltzer '03, Senior Associate Dean of Admission and Director of Communications and Outreach

5:20pm

Allen Delong, Senior Associate Dean of Center for Purposeful Work

Hoi Ning Ngai, Associate Director of Center for Purposeful Work

6pm

Men's LAX Weather

6:10pm

Aaron Morse & the Bobcast, Assistant Sports Information Director 

Ally Friedman '24, Women's Tennis

Jacob Iwowo '23, Men's Soccer/Men's Basketball

Christian Beal '21, Baseball 

6:50pm

The Deansmen

7pm

Clayton Spencer, President

Sarah Pearson '75, Vice President for College Advancement

7:50pm

Dean Reese, Associate Dean for International Student Programs

Casey Andersen '12, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

8:40pm

Birthday Celebration for the Bobcat!

1209 days ago by Meagan Norman

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20211$30
202036$1,101
201931$1,290
201835$2,482
201742$2,130
201644$6,839
201545$4,081
201448$4,345
201329$3,497
201264$5,445
201150$3,991
201049$5,203
200960$7,064
200843$3,043
200756$4,922
200634$2,272
200569$10,478
200437$6,519
200331$3,328
200243$8,170
200131$5,260
200035$7,019
199936$17,401
199827$4,033
199761$7,546
199640$19,898
199557$27,043
199470$19,114
199375$19,562
199245$14,843
199157$41,237
199033$9,136
198972$22,442
198873$15,725
198749$8,370
1986101$27,028
198553$42,366
198418$3,508
198354$14,584
198215$2,080
198144$41,734
198018$13,246
197921$15,614
197825$5,478
197722$7,235
197643$20,652
197545$13,140
197420$6,318
197326$3,814
197221$10,280
197111$1,453
197010$3,035
196910$21,144
196812$2,065
196710$7,988
196623$12,444
196512$3,080
196419$6,560
196311$4,015
196211$3,617
196112$7,854
19606$1,005
195910$15,865
19588$13,460
19575$1,645
19567$780
19559$1,900
19543$475
19538$1,050
19527$3,550
19512$250
19491$400
19482$22
19471$1,000
19461$2,000
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon88%Alumni
Book icon1%Students
Parent icon13%Parents
Suitcase icon3%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon1%Friends
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Advocates

A Group of Trustees photo
A Group of Trustees
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
1981 Gift Committee photo
1981 Gift Committee
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
Jeff Porter, Allison Webster Matlack, Heather Beebe, Mike Hogan, and Sean Ryan photo
Jeff Porter, Allison Webster Matlack, Heather Beebe, Mike Hogan, and Sean Ryan
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
'89 Class Agent team photo
'89 Class Agent team
Heart icon matched a total of $10,750
Bill Sweat photo
generated 2 gifts, totaling $10,050
Ryad Yousuf photo
Ryad Yousuf
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Two Anonymous Classmates
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Two anonymous classmates photo
Two anonymous classmates
Heart icon matched a total of $7,500
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Class of 1986 Reunion Committee
Heart icon matched a total of $7,000
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generated 186 clicks and 58 gifts, totaling $6,981