2022 - It's a Great Day to be a Bobcat!

2,278
Donors
122% of 1,855 Donor goal
$881,434
Donated
This campaign ended on March 17, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Bates College by clicking here!

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Matches
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An Anonymous DonorEvan Bagley matched $100

An Anonymous DonorJonathan Green matched $100

An Anonymous DonorMatthew Phillips matched $100

An Anonymous DonorTracy Zordan Nudo matched $100

An Anonymous DonorLarry Handerhan '05 matched $150

An Anonymous DonorHeidi Lovett matched $200

An Anonymous DonorMatthew Lopez '08 matched $200

An Anonymous DonorErica Seifert Plunkett '86 matched $200

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $250

An Anonymous DonorAngela Knox-Pyaesone matched $300

An Anonymous DonorKathryn Duvall '05 and Melissa Geissler '05 matched $400

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Crawford matched $500

An Anonymous DonorMaureen Bartlett '68 matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $500

An Anonymous DonorJohn Howard matched $500

Cat Djang photoCat Djang matched $500

Lauren Fine photoLauren Fine matched $700

An Anonymous DonorSarah Pearson '75 matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorHaley Keegan '15 & Kai Payne '15 matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorClayton matched $1,000

An Anonymous Donor'97 Reunion Social Committee matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorMary (Capaldi) Gonzales matched $1,000

Nina Emmi photoAnthony Timberman matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAya Murata matched $940

An Anonymous DonorLisa Romeo matched $1,000

An Anonymous Donor'97 Reunion Gift Committee matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorMike Charland matched $820

An Anonymous DonorMeg Curran, Dan Naparstek and Flora Rice-Chan matched $1,400

An Anonymous DonorMike Nadler '10 matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorMatt Nespole matched $2,000

An Anonymous Donor2007 Gift Committee matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Lockhart Nespole matched $2,000

An Anonymous DonorTerry Welch '83 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorSarah Tolford Selby '04 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorLiz & John Libre matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorLuke Selby '05 matched $2,500

An Anonymous Donor'89 Class Agents matched $4,450

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $4,500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorPam Batchelder Johnson '91 matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorScott Higgins '91 matched $5,000

An Anonymous Donor'92 Gift Committee matched $6,500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorJeff Snyder '00 matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorThe Class of 1979 matched $12,200

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $15,000
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorCraig Blake gave $100

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $400

An Anonymous DonorMary (Capaldi) Gonzales gave $500

Jenn Bouchard photoJenn Bouchard gave $1,250

An Anonymous DonorSean Slade '87 gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorHeather Beebe '85, Allison Matlack '85, Sean Ryan '85, Jeff Porter '85 gave $25,000

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Trustees gave $100,000
Incentives
Generate 1 Gift
and receive a Bobcat paw cookie cutter and Bates' famous recipe!

Generate 3 Gifts
and receive a travel umbrella!

Generate 5 Gifts
and receive your choice of t-shirt from the Bates Bookstore!
About

Join the party as we celebrate the Bobcat's birthday - and this year's Great Day giving celebration - on March 16, 2022. 


The festivities start at noon EDT, with our Great Day to Be a Bobcat livestream. Tune in for this Great Day tradition featuring familiar campus faces as well as our birthday buddy!


Help make the Bobcat's birthday the BEST EVER. Your Great Day gift to Bates and your participation is the best birthday gift! 


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



Become an Advocate

There are perks to becoming an advocate and helping your peers give. On the left side of the GiveCampus page, you can see incentives for attaining donors!

Step 1: Sign up 

Click “Sign Up” in the top right corner of the screen or from the advocates tab. 

Step 2: Share, Share, Share 

Once you’ve logged in, you can use the buttons and links that appear below the video and/or on the advocates tab. Share your link via social media, email, and/or text. Every share, click, and gift generated from your unique link automatically tracks your influence as an advocate. The advocate with the greatest influence wins a trip back to Maine. 

Step 3: Share a Little More (optional) 

Set up a matching donation or challenge gift. Point your peers in the direction of your class’s organic matches, found on the left sidebar on the giving page.

Create a plea video (accessed on the advocates tab) to tell your classmates about this challenge. 

Livestream Schedule
Updates
We did it! Thank you for making Great Day to be a Bobcat a success!

Great Day to be a Bobcat has come to an incredible end. Thank you to our amazing community for driving past our goal of 1,855 donors and generating additional funds for the college. Your gifts honor faculty members who inspire, friendships formed on campus, favorite meals in Commons, study abroad experiences, and so much more! The strength of this community allows current and future students to have transformative experiences on the Bates campus and beyond. Thank YOU!

108 days ago by Nina Emmi
1,855! We’re in the home stretch.

We did it! With Doug Ray '10's gift, we have surpassed our 1,855 donor goal - and received a matching gift of $100,000 from four current trustees!

With only a few hours left, why stop at 1,855 donors? There are still several class-based challenges for alumni, so don’t miss out on these amazing opportunities to amplify your gift.

Let’s keep the momentum going!

109 days ago by Amy Jefferson
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BATES!

Join the party as we celebrate Bates’ birthday and this year’s Great Day to be a Bobcat celebration. Let’s come together as a community to celebrate the many reasons that Bates is special to all of us. Make sure to tune into the livestream starting at noon EDT. 

Help make this birthday the best ever!


110 days ago by Nina Emmi
GREAT NEWS: $100,000 TRUSTEE CHALLENGE! Advocate-Exclusive

As we gear up for a GREAT day, we are thrilled to share news of a just-announced $100,000 challenge!

When we reach our goal of 1,855 gifts from alumni, parents, and friends, four current trustees will add $100,000 to our Great Day giving total. What a fantastic way to celebrate the 167th birthday of Bates - and of the Bobcat!

Jump in with your support today!

111 days ago by Nina Emmi

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20217$140
202026$1,153
201925$1,674
201836$1,487
201731$1,940
201639$2,142
201541$13,655
201427$1,082
201327$2,836
201276$5,693
201129$6,024
201039$3,753
200948$6,557
200840$3,101
200761$9,097
200623$1,336
200552$8,029
200432$6,405
200333$7,253
200243$13,871
200132$5,895
200044$21,559
199923$7,904
199825$9,517
199761$8,359
199638$27,705
199546$30,989
199472$25,190
199366$16,800
199264$19,478
199151$126,535
199027$13,161
198942$17,391
198855$12,887
198752$23,315
198684$18,179
198550$43,981
198418$9,225
198335$10,371
198224$4,335
198138$7,493
198013$2,450
197919$18,402
197817$2,183
197725$15,650
197632$11,935
197531$13,480
197412$5,333
197316$1,937
197221$4,705
197119$4,456
19705$375
196911$1,500
196813$4,750
196713$3,165
19664$300
19657$1,535
19649$5,830
19639$9,425
196210$4,317
19619$4,060
19605$475
19594$260
19583$9,000
19575$1,075
19562$350
19554$650
19541$325
19535$1,725
19481$17
19471$4,700
19461$2,000
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Jeff Snyder '00
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Michael Hussey
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Edward Hughes
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Cricket Fuller
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John Boyle
Christopher Bond photo
Christopher Bond
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Christopher Donovan
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Nithya Sabanayagam
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Celeste Ladd
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Advocates

A Group of Trustees photo
A Group of Trustees
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
Heather Beebe '85, Allison Matlack '85, Sean Ryan '85, Jeff Porter '85 photo
Heather Beebe '85, Allison Matlack '85, Sean Ryan '85, Jeff Porter '85
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $15,000
The Class of 1979 photo
The Class of 1979
matched a total of $12,200
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $10,000
Jeff Snyder '00 photo
Jeff Snyder '00
matched a total of $10,000
Community Advocates photo
generated 192 clicks and 39 gifts, totaling $7,265
'92 Gift Committee photo
'92 Gift Committee
matched a total of $6,500
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
matched a total of $5,000
Pam Batchelder Johnson '91 photo
Pam Batchelder Johnson '91
matched a total of $5,000