It's a Great Day to be a Bobcat!

2,347
Donors
93% of 2,500 Donor goal
$493,596
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Cary Gemmer Blake photoCary Gemmer matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2007

Hank Geng photoHank Geng matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Class of 2013

Erica Seifert Plunkett photoErica Seifert Plunkett matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1986

Tracey Misins Geary photoTracey Misins Geary matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1986

Rachel Warner Parker photoRachel Parker matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2008

An Anonymous DonorAndrew No matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100

Justine Cohen-Bolduc photoJeff Bolduc & Justine Cohen-Bolduc matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2004

Cat Djang photoCat Djang matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2013

An Anonymous DonorAlexandra Zink matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2015

Matt Lopez photoMatt Lopez matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2008

Matt Lopez photoMatt Lopez matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2008

An Anonymous DonorMichelle Pham matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2015

Hannah Siegel photoHannah Siegel matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorAlexander Connor matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $100

An Anonymous DonorEvan Bagley matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2010

Erin Bliss photoErin Bliss matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $125Just for Class of 2009

Robin Postman Benson photoRobin Postman Benson matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $75Just for Class of 1995

Heidi B. Lovett photoHeidi Lovett matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $40Just for Class of 1984

Melissa Geissler photomelissa geissler matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $135Just for Class of 2005

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $110Just for Class of 1968

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

An Anonymous DonorEmma Beaudry matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2003

David Kaplan photoDavid Kaplan matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 1985

Aya Murata photoAya Murata matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $240Just for Class of 1992

Mike Hogan photoMichael Hogan matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 1985

Susan Miller Hild photoSusan Miller Hild and David Hild matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $250

Anne Shields photoAnne Keenan Shields matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 1980

Mona Patel Shah photoMona Patel Shah matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250

Kate Drummond Zimmerman photoKate Drummond Zimmerman matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $170Just for Class of 1995

An Anonymous DonorJennifer Carleton matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $420Just for Class of 2001

An Anonymous DonorLuke Charest matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2011

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2002

Emma Sprague photoEmma Alden Sprague matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2010

Jean Wilson photoJean Wilson matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Alumni

Jen Crawford photoJennifer Crawford matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2001

An Anonymous DonorSally Ehrenfried matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $220Just for Class of 1989

Susan Pappalardo photoSusan Pappalardo matched $17 for each donor, donating a total of $510Just for Class of 1988

An Anonymous DonorMike Charland matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $270Just for Class of 1993

David Longdon photoDavid Longdon matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $640Just for Class of 2014

Kurt Deschermeier photoKurt Deschermeier matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $550Just for Class of 2000

Lisa Romeo photoLisa A Romeo matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $925Just for Class of 1988

An Anonymous DonorMichael Hogan matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $300Just for Class of 1985

Jennifer Lemkin Bouchard photoJennifer Lemkin Bouchard matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,050Just for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorTerence Welch matched $83 for each donor, donating a total of $1,983Just for Class of 1983

Matt Salem photoMatt Salem matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $300Just for Class of 1996

An Anonymous DonorBruce A. Campbell matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $1,700Just for Class of 1976

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1975

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,200Just for Class of 2012

An Anonymous DonorMarilyn Gildea '58 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000

An Anonymous DonorGroup of 1991 alumni matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1991

An Anonymous DonorLisa Barry matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Classes between 1970 & 1979

An Anonymous DonorBates Parents matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Parents

An Anonymous Donor20th Reunion Committee, Class of 1998 matched $98 for each donor, donating a total of $3,038Just for Class of 1998

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Class of 1963 Bobcats matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $7,500Just for Classes of 1963 through 1967 donors who gave to Unrestricted

An Anonymous DonorRick Smith P'12 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $9,000Just for Classes between 2015 & 2017

An Anonymous DonorChristine Werthmann Chase ‘92 and Jeremy Chase '91 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Classes between 1990 & 1999
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Updates
Thank you

Bobcats! What a DAY. 

While we fell slightly shy of our donor goal, the spirit, energy, and enthusiasm for Bates was overwhelming. And we raised a stunning $493,596! Thousands of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students demonstrated their passion for this school by making their gift, and each and every one of them made an impact.

Special shout-outs go to Class of 2015 for most gifts overall (96!), and Class of 1991 ($29,500!) for the most dollars raised, President Spencer for those incredible surprise challenges, all the livestream participants, and the hundreds of volunteers and advocates who made calls, sent texts, hosted viewing parties, and put up matches!!!

Thank you for showing us why every day is a Great Day to be Bobcat.

2212 days ago by Genevieve Leslie
90% - let's finish strong!

Alright Bobcats!

You've shown an incredible amount of Bates pride today, giving and celebrating with us! Thank you for all you've done to help spread the word about the Great Day to be a Bobcat giving challenge.

Let's finish out strong! Looking at you, night owls!

2212 days ago by Alicia Rea
Breaking news!!

President Spencer had such a great time on the livestream earlier - she'll be back again at 7:30 pm! Maybe we'll hear some more special announcements... stay tuned!

2212 days ago by Alicia Rea
Halfway there!!!

We've just hit the halfway mark, Bobcats! Thank you for the hundreds of gifts that have come in this morning. Incredible energy here on campus as the livestream program continues. Student-athlete interviews going on live now! 

2212 days ago by Genevieve Leslie
Livestream Schedule

All times are EST.

  • 12:15 p.m. President Clayton Spencer live
  • 3 p.m. Student-athlete interviews
  • 4:35 p.m. Robert Strong interviews a Fulbright alumna
  • 5 p.m. A cappella performance
  • 6 p.m. Faculty members Margaret Imber and Matt Jadud
  • 6:30 p.m. Dean Reese
  • 7 p.m. Student-athlete interviews
  • 7:30 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse Weather

2214 days ago by Nicholas O'Brien

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
201596$5,767
200976$10,186
201773$5,956
201273$14,522
201467$3,738
201163$5,317
201063$2,747
201659$5,098
200858$19,527
201857$11,312
200756$7,380
200554$3,961
201353$4,754
202051$16,851
202147$12,095
199146$29,501
198843$9,226
200640$8,430
198640$6,205
200440$3,818
201935$6,100
199035$4,790
199835$7,361
199432$6,100
199731$3,228
200331$13,550
198329$10,743
199328$5,690
198927$8,185
199227$8,121
200126$3,495
200025$6,245
200224$4,635
199520$3,920
199920$5,723
197818$12,937
197018$6,850
196318$23,005
198517$5,850
197616$9,150
199616$8,217
197515$7,590
198715$2,400
196414$3,550
196714$1,850
197313$3,123
198112$2,600
196812$2,855
196112$8,052
198411$4,215
198211$4,607
19589$13,625
20228$11,570
19718$3,075
19798$6,093
19778$6,150
19607$4,762
19727$785
19697$842
19657$775
19747$6,850
19806$1,450
19595$675
19625$450
19554$2,775
19514$700
19664$3,455
19503$100
19532$420
19542$300
19472$1,000
19522$300
19461$500
19431$50
19481$25
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon79%Alumni
Book icon2%Students
Parent icon12%Parents
Suitcase icon4%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon1%Friends
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Advocates

Christine Werthmann Chase ‘92 and Jeremy Chase '91 photo
Christine Werthmann Chase ‘92 and Jeremy Chase '91
Heart icon matched 100 gifts for a total of $10,000
Rick Smith P'12 photo
Rick Smith P'12
Heart icon matched 134 gifts for a total of $9,000
A Group of Class of 1963 Bobcats photo
A Group of Class of 1963 Bobcats
Heart icon matched 29 gifts for a total of $7,500
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generated 1725 clicks and 62 gifts, totaling $5,689
Marilyn Gildea '58  photo
Marilyn Gildea '58
Heart icon matched 50 gifts for a total of $5,000
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Bates Parents
Heart icon matched 17 gifts for a total of $5,000
Lisa Barry photo
Lisa Barry
Heart icon matched 23 gifts for a total of $5,000
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Group of 1991 alumni
Heart icon matched 21 gifts for a total of $5,000
20th Reunion Committee, Class of 1998 photo
20th Reunion Committee, Class of 1998
Heart icon matched 31 gifts for a total of $3,038
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Heart icon matched 8 gifts for a total of $2,500
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