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

2,278
Donors
122% of 1,855 Donor goal
$883,284
Donated
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An Anonymous DonorEvan Bagley matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Financial Aid

An Anonymous DonorJonathan Green matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1986

An Anonymous DonorMatthew Phillips matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100

An Anonymous DonorTracy Zordan Nudo matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1986

An Anonymous DonorLarry Handerhan '05 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $150Just for Class of 2005

An Anonymous DonorMatthew Lopez '08 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2008

An Anonymous DonorErica Seifert Plunkett '86 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 1986

An Anonymous DonorHeidi Lovett matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 1984

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250

An Anonymous DonorAngela Knox-Pyaesone matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $300Just for Class of 2005

An Anonymous DonorKathryn Duvall '05 and Melissa Geissler '05 matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $400Just for Class of 2005

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Crawford matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2001

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2017

An Anonymous DonorJohn Howard matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1986

An Anonymous DonorMaureen Bartlett '68 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1968

Cat Djang photoCat Djang matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2013

Lauren Fine photoLauren Fine matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $700Just for Class of 1993

An Anonymous DonorMary (Capaldi) Gonzales matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1988

An Anonymous DonorLisa Romeo matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1988

An Anonymous Donor'97 Reunion Gift Committee matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1997

An Anonymous DonorClayton matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous Donor'97 Reunion Social Committee matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1997

An Anonymous DonorMike Charland matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $820Just for Class of 1993

An Anonymous DonorAya Murata matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $940Just for Class of 1992

An Anonymous DonorHaley Keegan '15 & Kai Payne '15 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorSarah Pearson '75 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1975

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

An Anonymous DonorMeg Curran, Dan Naparstek and Flora Rice-Chan matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $1,400Just for Class of 2011

An Anonymous DonorMike Nadler '10 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,500Just for Class of 2010

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Lockhart Nespole matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Class of 1994

An Anonymous DonorMatt Nespole matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Class of 1993

An Anonymous Donor2007 Gift Committee matched $40 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Class of 2007

An Anonymous DonorSarah Tolford Selby '04 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 2004

An Anonymous DonorLiz & John Libre matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 2002

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

An Anonymous DonorLuke Selby '05 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 2005

An Anonymous Donor'89 Class Agents matched $89 for each donor, donating a total of $4,450Just for Class of 1989

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $4,500Just for Class of 1977

An Anonymous DonorScott Higgins '91 matched $125 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1991

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 2003

An Anonymous DonorPam Batchelder Johnson '91 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Classes between 2017 & 2021

An Anonymous Donor'92 Gift Committee matched $130 for each donor, donating a total of $6,500Just for Class of 1992

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

An Anonymous DonorJeff Snyder '00 matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Class of 2000

An Anonymous DonorThe Class of 1979 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $12,200Just for Classes between 2012 & 2016

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $250 for each donor, donating a total of $15,000Just for Class of 1995
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An Anonymous DonorCraig Blake gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 2007

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $400 because 40 donors gaveJust for Class of 1992

An Anonymous DonorMary (Capaldi) Gonzales gave $500 because 50 donors gaveJust for Class of 1988

Jenn Bouchard photoJenn Bouchard gave $1,250 because 30 donors gaveJust for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorSean Slade '87 gave $5,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Class of 1987

An Anonymous DonorHeather Beebe '85, Allison Matlack '85, Sean Ryan '85, Jeff Porter '85 gave $25,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Class of 1985

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Trustees gave $100,000 because 1385 donors gave
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!

825 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!

826 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!


826 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$1,696
200552$8,629
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$27,590
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
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon87%Alumni
Book icon1%Students
Parent icon13%Parents
Suitcase icon2%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon1%Friends
Most Recent Donors
Jeff Snyder '00 photo
Jeff Snyder '00
Michael Hussey photo
Michael Hussey
Edward Hughes photo
Edward Hughes
Cricket Fuller photo
Cricket Fuller
John Boyle photo
John Boyle
Christopher Bond photo
Christopher Bond
Christopher Donovan photo
Christopher Donovan
Nithya Sabanayagam photo
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
Heart icon matched a total of $15,000
The Class of 1979 photo
The Class of 1979
Heart icon matched a total of $12,200
Jeff Snyder '00 photo
Jeff Snyder '00
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Community Advocates photo
generated 242 clicks and 39 gifts, totaling $7,265
'92 Gift Committee photo
'92 Gift Committee
Heart icon matched a total of $6,500
Norm Wentworth photo
generated 2 gifts, totaling $5,800
Scott Higgins '91 photo
Scott Higgins '91
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000