FBA Giving Challenge 2024

1,940
Donors
165% of 1,174 Donor goal
$697,192
Donated
This campaign ended on May 10, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Bates College by clicking here!

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An Anonymous DonorRenee Dowd matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Women's Lacrosse

An Anonymous DonorBen Lowenstein '92, P'23, P'25 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $300Just for Women's and Men's Squash

Alexandra Coppola photoAlexandra Coppola matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Women's Basketball

Wade Rosko photoWade Rosko matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Nordic Skiing

An Anonymous DonorChris Theile '07 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $750Just for Men's Rugby

An Anonymous DonorChris Theile '07 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $750Just for Men's Ice Hockey

An Anonymous DonorGeorge Shuster matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Sailing

An Anonymous DonorJen Crawford '01 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Softball

An Anonymous DonorKristin Bierly Magendantz '92, P'28 and Chris Magendantz '91, P'28 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for First Time Donors who gave to Women's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorIra Waldman '73, P'08, P'11 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Women's and Men's Cross Country

An Anonymous DonorIra Waldman '73, P'08, P'11 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Women's and Men's Squash

An Anonymous DonorLiz Coulson Libre matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,400Just for Women's Lacrosse

An Anonymous DonorLiz Coulson Libre '02 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Women's Lacrosse

An Anonymous DonorBetsy Hochadel Flaherty '05 and Antoinette Kenmuir-Evans '93 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Women's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorMike Charland '93 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Football

An Anonymous DonorBrandon Cooper '10 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Nordic Skiing

An Anonymous DonorMike Kinsman '05 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Men's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorGreg Miller '88 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Men's Lacrosse

An Anonymous DonorJeremy Chase '91 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Baseball

An Anonymous DonorJoe Matzkin '66, P'95 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Men's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorJudy Miller '91 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Women's and Men's Tennis

An Anonymous DonorChristine Werthmann Chase '92 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Women's Ice Hockey

An Anonymous DonorKatie Segal Frekko '95, P'25 matched $30 for each donor, donating a total of $3,000Just for Women's and Men's Tennis

An Anonymous DonorThe Barisonek Family P'26, P'28 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Swimming & Diving

An Anonymous DonorStephen Brackett Sr. matched $500 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Football

An Anonymous DonorKatie Burke '03 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Volleyball

An Anonymous DonorScott Higgins '91, P'27 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Football

An Anonymous DonorBrian Anton '99 and Greg Mulready '91 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $7,500Just for Men's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorRyad Yousuf '99 matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Rowing

An Anonymous DonorMatt Schecter '89, P'20 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Women's and Men's Track & Field

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Donor matched $250 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Sailing

An Anonymous DonorGail Dow '60 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Swimming & Diving

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous Orange Whip family matched $250 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Men's Ultimate

An Anonymous DonorMike Acton '85 and Miriam Smith '85, P'24 matched $250 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Golf

An Anonymous DonorAndrew and KC Arnott P'25 matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $15,000Just for Alpine Skiing

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $15,000Just for Field Hockey

An Anonymous DonorDavid MacNaughton matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000Just for Men's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorMike Nolan '69 and John Boyle '86, P'27 matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $25,000Just for Football
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An Anonymous DonorMatthew Lopez gave $300 because 20 donors gaveJust for Football

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $500 because 10 donors gaveJust for Sailing

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $2,000 because $2,000 was given by donorsJust for Men's Lacrosse
About

From May 8-10, the Bates community comes together to celebrate Bates athletics and show support for our favorite teams by making a gift to the FBA Giving Challenge. Your contribution toward Bates athletics provides student-athlete with the ability to excel in the classroom and on the field. 

There are so many amazing moments to celebrate -- thrilling last-second touchdown passes, tie-breaking three-point shots, and cutting down celebratory nets. Show your support for Bates athletics with a gift today! 

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Record Breaking!

We've set a new record for dollars raised during the FBA Giving Challenge. We've blown past our PR! 

Let's finish strong! Every gift helps your favorite team reach the top of the leaderboard and supports our student-athletes. 


40 days ago by Nina Emmi
Wow! Bobcats love a competition!

A special thank you to Nicholas Lynch '19 for being the 1,174th donor to the Friends of Bates Athletics Giving Challenge with his gift to men's basketball!

Now the regular season is over! It's time for the playoffs - which team will come out on top!


41 days ago by Nina Emmi
On your marks.

The FBA Giving Challenge is officially underway! Let’s see which team will race to the top of the leaderboard by Friday at midnight!



43 days ago by Nina Emmi

Donor Map
Varsity Team Leaderboard
TeamDonorsRaised ($)
Women's and Men's Tennis54$23,915
Softball39$5,017
Women's and Men's Squash33$9,560
Athletics18$48,713
Rowing71$25,480
Baseball64$25,974
Women's Soccer65$8,194
Women's Lacrosse73$11,330
Nordic Skiing64$20,835
Volleyball47$12,924
Football159$114,237
Golf20$12,932
Field Hockey74$24,723
Alpine Skiing76$35,637
Men's Soccer91$21,672
Men's Lacrosse80$30,702
Women's and Men's Cross Country87$21,778
Swimming & Diving349$60,001
Women's and Men's Track & Field84$23,691
Men's Basketball91$66,430
Women's Basketball145$14,279
Club Team Leaderboard
Club TeamDonorsRaised ($)
Men's Waterpolo13$1,390
Men's Ultimate54$15,729
Women's Waterpolo16$1,857
Men's Rugby40$5,094
Women's Ice Hockey42$7,619
Men's Ice Hockey46$13,000
Sailing70$22,165
Cold Front Ultimate37$2,365
Club Soccer2$250
Equestrian1$500
Club Basketball2$1,374
Club Skiing5$815
Women's Club Lacrosse6$1,113
Donor Affiliations
Book icon10%Students
Parent icon31%Parents
Suitcase icon3%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon15%Friends
Gradhat icon46%Alumni
Parent icon3%Grandparents
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Jon Furbush
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Abbie Danko
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Mark Crowley
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Advocates

Community Advocates photo
generated 1017 clicks and 229 gifts, totaling $33,099
Mike Nolan '69 and John Boyle '86, P'27 photo
Mike Nolan '69 and John Boyle '86, P'27
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
David MacNaughton photo
David MacNaughton
Heart icon matched a total of $20,000
Andrew and KC Arnott P'25 photo
Andrew and KC Arnott P'25
Heart icon matched a total of $15,000
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $15,000
Peter Casares photo
generated 190 clicks and 114 gifts, totaling $10,796
Matt Schecter '89, P'20 photo
Matt Schecter '89, P'20
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Ryad Yousuf '99 photo
Ryad Yousuf '99
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
Anonymous Donor photo
Anonymous Donor
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
An anonymous Orange Whip family photo
An anonymous Orange Whip family
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000