FBA Giving Challenge 2020

2,554
Donors
394% of 648 Donor goal
$258,108
Donated
This campaign ended on May 13, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Bates College by clicking here!
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Joe Vari photoJoe Vari matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Women's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorVantiel Elizabeth Duncan matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2010

An Anonymous DonorJackson Marvel '95 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $130Just for Men's Tennis

An Anonymous DonorBrett Allen matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $80Just for Women's Lacrosse

An Anonymous DonorAl Fereshetian matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200

An Anonymous DonorH. Jackson Marvel matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $60Just for Men's Squash

An Anonymous DonorAl Fereshetian matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200

An Anonymous DonorAl Fereshetian matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $130Just for Men's Cross Country

An Anonymous DonorAl Fereshetian matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $130Just for Men's Track & Field

An Anonymous DonorRobert Doig matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250

An Anonymous DonorBenjamin Lowenstein matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250

An Anonymous DonorSean Cahill matched $10 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorJane Anderson Post '58, P'82, P'87, GP'18 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Women's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorNancy Ingersoll Fiddler '78, P'17 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Nordic Skiing

An Anonymous DonorMC McNeill McBain '81 in honor of Laurie "Croot" Newton '80 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $390Just for Field Hockey

An Anonymous DonorAnthony Nwachukwu matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500

An Anonymous DonorGeorgeanne Ebersold DiCenso '85 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Softball

An Anonymous DonorPeter B. Post '58, P'82, P'87, GP'18 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $430Just for Men's Track & Field

An Anonymous DonorPeter B. Post '58, P'82, P'87, GP'18 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $290Just for Football

An Anonymous DonorJessie Hild Collins '95 & Tim F. Collins '92 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $125Just for Women's Squash

An Anonymous DonorTim F. Collins '92 & Jessie Hild Collins '95 matched $25 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Baseball

An Anonymous DonorTim F. Collins '92 & Jessie Hild Collins '95 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Men's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorChristopher Theile matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Men's Rugby

An Anonymous DonorTom Donovan matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $700Just for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $580Just for Football

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $125Just for Women's Squash

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $150Just for Men's Squash

An Anonymous DonorMichael Stafford '09 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Men's Rugby

An Anonymous DonorChris von Jako '90 matched $13 for each donor, donating a total of $1,001Just for Swimming & Diving

An Anonymous DonorJeremy Chase '91 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $575Just for Baseball

An Anonymous DonorJ.P. Fingado '90 matched $40 for each donor, donating a total of $1,400Just for Men's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorMike Leahy '93 matched $40 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Women's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorMike Kinsman '05 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Men's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorMichael Kinsman matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for Men's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorJudy Burns Miller '91 & Greg Miller '88 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $400Just for Women's Tennis

An Anonymous DonorGreg '88 and Judy Burns Miller '91 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,200Just for Men's Lacrosse

An Anonymous DonorJeffrey Howard and JoEllen Scully P'22 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Golf

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $700Just for Men's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorStephen Brackett '85 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Football

An Anonymous DonorMatt Schecter '89 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $4,261Just for Volleyball

An Anonymous DonorMatt Schecter '89 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $4,840Just for Men's Track & Field

An Anonymous DonorTed and Lee Prince P'21 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,600Just for Women's Lacrosse

An Anonymous DonorRyad Yousuf '99 & Mark '03 and Kate Thomson '00 matched $75 for each donor, donating a total of $4,875Just for Rowing

An Anonymous DonorDavid MacNaughton '73 and John Amols '72 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $15,629Just for Men's Basketball

Nina Emmi photoGail Dow '60 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Swimming & Diving
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Will Patton photoWill Patton gave $200 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorMichael Zeilinger gave $1,000 because $1,000 was given by donors

An Anonymous DonorWaldman Family gave $5,000 because 28 donors gave
Incentives
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Generate three donations and receive a Great Day coffee mug!

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Generate five donations and receive a Bates duffel bag!
Gifts to FBA Giving Challenge 2020 contribute to:
It's STILL a Great Day to Be a Bobcat!
4,583 Donors - $1,006,584 Donated
247%
About

Now, more than ever, we need your support of our Bobcats as they give it their all on and off the field. Join alumni, parents, and friends of Bates athletics by making a gift to FBA today. You can support your favorite varsity sport or athletics’ area of greatest need. Gifts to FBA will help provide the resources necessary to compete at the highest level in the NESCAC and beyond. 

Until we can come together and watch our Bobcats play the sports they love, let's make today and tomorrow an even greater day to be a Bobcat. 


Check the "Donors" tab on this page to see your team's progress on the leaderboard!

Updates
Thank you for a week of friendly competition!

After a week of Bobcat spirit, Women's Basketball has emerged victorious in the 2020 Friends of Bates Athletics Giving Challenge.

Thanks for a great competition and for your support of these important Athletics programs. Go 'Cats!

1378 days ago by Alicia Rea
Thank you!!

The Bobcat spirit was strong together and we appreciate everyone coming together to show their support. Thousands of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students demonstrated their passion for Bates by tuning into the livestream and making their gifts.

Special shout-outs go to Class of 2018 for most gifts overall (118 donors), and Class of 1989 for the most dollars raised ($59,727)!

Thank you for showing us why It's STILL a Great Day to be a Bobcat.

1378 days ago by Alicia Rea
Hours to go

After a week of friendly competition, Swimming and Diving leads the teams with 433 gifts in. Can they hold on to their lead for the next few hours to become the 2020 Friends of Bates Athletics Team champions?! Only time will tell.

1379 days ago by Alicia Rea
PR set!

With our 1,334th gift from Elena Jay '15 to the Friends of Bates Athletics Challenge in support of Women's Cross Country, we have officially set a new personal record! We have surpassed our challenge results from last year. The Bobcat spirit is strong! Let’s see how far we can go! 

1379 days ago by Alicia Rea
Waldman Family supports FBA with a gift of $5,000 for reaching the goal of 648 donors!

Special thanks to Ira Waldman '73 and the entire Waldman family for their special challenge - we reached 648 donors on May 11, two days ahead of our goal deadline!

Their commitment to Friends of Bates Athletics is allowing the Bates Athletic Department to provide the Headspace app for all student athletes as they navigate these turbulent times. It will also be a valuable tool to strengthen mental preparation once competition resumes and the overall mental health of our teams. 

Go 'Cats!

1379 days ago by Alicia Rea
Let’s keep going! How far can the Bobcats go?

In true Bates fashion, our community has come together to show It’s STILL a Great Day to be a Bobcat. Even though we have reached our goal of 1,855 donors - let’s keep going! Our students and faculty need your support. Let’s see if we can make this the biggest Great Day ever!

1380 days ago by Alicia Rea
We've reached our goal! How far can the Bobcats go?

Congratulations Jem Bullock '20 for being the 648th donor to the 2020 Friends of Bates Athletics Giving Challenge and helping us reach our goal!

Now we've qualified for the postseason. Let's see how far the Bobcats can go in supporting Friends of Bates Athletics!

1381 days ago by Alicia Rea
Livestream schedule for May 13!

Livestream Schedule

12pm EDT
Clayton Spencer, President
Sarah Pearson ʼ75, Vice President for College Advancement


12:45pm
Christine Schwartz, Assistant Vice President for Dining, Conferences and Campus Events
Leigh Weisenburger, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid


1:10pm
Brett Allen, Head Women's Lacrosse Coach
Rei Hergeth, Head Squash Coach
Peter Lasagna, Head Men's Lacrosse Coach


1:35pm
Alison Montgomery, Head Women's Basketball Coach
Peter Steenstra, Head Rowing Coach


2pm
McKell Barnes, Head Softball Coach
Al Fereshetian, Head Men's Cross Country and Track Coach
Malik Hall, Head Football Coach


2:25pm
Sam Boss, Assistant Director, Community-Engaged Learning and Research
Rachel Forcillo ʼ18, Coordinator of Marketing, Outreach, and Operations
Sadie James ʼ17, Coordinator of Health Education
Darby Ray, Director of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships


2:50pm
Mike Rocque, Associate Professor of Sociology
Tyler Sheikh, Head Men's Soccer Coach
Joe Vari, Head Women's Soccer Coach


3:15pm
Noelle Chaddock, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
Jon Furbush ʼ05, Head Men's Basketball Coach


3:40pm
Audrey Burns ʼ17, Assistant Dean of Admission
Jay Burns Pʼ17, Pʼ19, Editorial Director and Editor, Bates Magazine
Johie Seltzer ʼ03, Senior Associate Dean of Admission and Director of Communications and Outreach


4:05pm 
Christina Bell, Humanities Librarian
Jane Costlow, Clark A. Griffith Professor of Environmental Studies
Margaret Imber, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies
Kirk Read, Professor of French and Francophone Studies


4:30pm
Paul Gastonguay ʼ89, Head Tennis Coach
Jon Martin, Head Baseball Coach
Becky Woods ʼ89, Pʼ20, Head Nordic Skiing Coach


4:55pm
Neeshi Hullavard ʼ22
Dani Ryder Kogut, Head Field Hockey Coach
Max Rein ʼ20


5:20pm
Peter Casares, Head Swimming and Diving Coach
Vanessa Williamson ʼ05, Associate Head Coach of Swimming and Diving
Dean Reese, Associate Dean of Students for International Student Programs


5:45pm
The Bobcat!
Henry Fall, Head Golf Coach
Micaela Holland ʼ11, Head Alpine Ski Coach
Dean Reese, Associate Dean of Students for International Student Programs

1387 days ago by Alicia Rea

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Gradhat icon29%Alumni
Book icon11%Students
Parent icon17%Parents
Suitcase icon2%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon48%Friends
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Advocates

David MacNaughton '73 and John Amols '72 photo
David MacNaughton '73 and John Amols '72
Heart icon matched a total of $15,628
Matt Phillips photo
generated 710 clicks and 303 gifts, totaling $14,980
Nina Emmi photo
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
Ryad Yousuf '99 & Mark '03 and Kate Thomson '00 photo
Ryad Yousuf '99 & Mark '03 and Kate Thomson '00
Heart icon matched a total of $4,875
Matt Schecter '89 photo
Matt Schecter '89
Heart icon matched a total of $4,840
Matt Schecter '89 photo
Matt Schecter '89
Heart icon matched a total of $4,261
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generated 536 clicks and 90 gifts, totaling $3,788
Ted and Lee Prince P'21 photo
Ted and Lee Prince P'21
Heart icon matched a total of $2,600
Stephen Brackett '85 photo
Stephen Brackett '85
Heart icon matched a total of $2,500
Michael Kinsman photo
Michael Kinsman
Heart icon matched a total of $2,000