It's a Great Day to be a Bobcat 2024

2,395
Donors
125% of 1,907 Donor goal
$1,068,428
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An Anonymous DonorErin Brown matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorMolly and George Carr matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2007

Katy Corrado Lavoie photoKaty Corrado matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2007

An Anonymous DonorDoug Ray matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $185Just for Class of 2010

An Anonymous DonorClarke Shipley and Susan Leonard '17 matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2017

An Anonymous DonorErica Plunkett '86 matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 1986

An Anonymous DonorLarry Handerhan matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2005

An Anonymous DonorMichelle Pham matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2015

Matt Lopez photoMatthew Lopez matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2008

Melissa Geissler photoMelissa Geissler matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 2005

Haley Keegan photoHaley Keegan matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorLiz & John Libre matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2002

An Anonymous DonorTodd Zinn '97 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1997

An Anonymous DonorMona Patel Shah '90, Sarah Stone '90, and Bob Deininger '90 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1990

An Anonymous DonorPeter Friedman '92, P'24, P'26 matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1992

An Anonymous DonorNorm Wentworth matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1976

Cat Djang photoCat Djang matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2013

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $500

John P. Howard photoJohn P. Howard matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1986

An Anonymous DonorAlbert Haber '02 matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2002

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous '20 Donor matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 2020

An Anonymous DonorTom & Jennifer Mottur matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $625Just for Class of 2025

An Anonymous DonorFlora Rice-Chan, Meg Curran, and Dan Naparstek matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2011

An Anonymous DonorJen Crawford '01 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2001

An Anonymous DonorEvan Bagley '10 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Alumni (2010)

Jenn Bouchard photoJenn Bouchard matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $575Just for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorTwo Anonymous '68 Class Donors matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1968

Lisa Romeo photoLisa Romeo matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1988

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous 2026 family matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Parents (2026)

An Anonymous DonorMembers of the Class of '95 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Class of 1995

An Anonymous DonorAnthony Timberman '09 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Class of 2009

An Anonymous DonorLauren Fine '93, P'24, P'26 matched $20 for each donor, donating a total of $2,080Just for Class of 1993

An Anonymous DonorPresident Garry W. Jenkins matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500

An Anonymous Donor1975 Class Agent Team matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $2,500Just for Class of 1975

An Anonymous DonorSponsored by the ’83 Class Agents matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $4,450

An Anonymous Donor'83 Class Agents matched $200 for each donor, donating a total of $4,450Just for Class of 1983

An Anonymous DonorScott Higgins '91, P'27 matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 1991

An Anonymous DonorPam Batchelder Johnson '91 matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Classes between 2019 & 2023

An Anonymous DonorWin Brown '89, P'21, Sally Ehrenfried '89, and Matt Schecter '89, P'20 matched $89 for each donor, donating a total of $5,340Just for Class of 1989

An Anonymous DonorA Group of 1985 Classmates matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $5,500Just for Class of 1985

An Anonymous DonorJason Ryan '96 and Jennifer Ryan matched $65 for each donor, donating a total of $10,000Just for Classes between 1996 & 1999

An Anonymous DonorTwo Anonymous '98 Classmates matched $275 for each donor, donating a total of $11,000Just for Class of 1998

An Anonymous DonorMatt Salem '96 and Elizabeth Salem matched $375 for each donor, donating a total of $15,000Just for Class of 1996

An Anonymous DonorJeffrey P. Bolduc '04 and Justine L. Cohen-Bolduc '04 matched $500 for each donor, donating a total of $25,000Just for Class of 2004
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An Anonymous DonorJonathan Green gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1986

An Anonymous DonorTracy Zordan Nudo gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1986

An Anonymous DonorChristie Fatica gave $100 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 2020

An Anonymous DonorKathleen Sykes gave $200 because 20 donors gaveJust for Class of 1987

Wendy Meaden photoWendy Wood Meaden gave $500 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1986

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous 2024 Family gave $25,000 because 24 donors gaveJust for Parents (2024)

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous 2027 family gave $27,000 because 27 donors gaveJust for Parents (2027)

An Anonymous DonorAn anonymous trustee gave $100,000 because 1515 donors gave
About

What’s 3.14?

Pi Day! And you’re a big piece of the “pi” as Bates celebrates this year’s giving day!

Join us for this year’s Great Day to be a Bobcat on March 14, 2024. Let’s show our Bobcat pride by reaching 1,907 donors — one gift for every current Bates student.

The festivities start at noon EDT, with our Great Day to be a Bobcat Livestream.
Tune in for this Great Day tradition featuring students, campus celebrities, and - of course! - the Bobcat!

You can make this a GREAT DAY by participating in our annual college giving day. Give early at the link below, or join thousands of other alumni, families, and friends in supporting Bates on March 14 for Great Day to be a Bobcat!

bates.edu/greatday

Updates
1,907! WAY TO GO, BOBCATS!

We did it! With Palo Peirce IV '12's gift, we have surpassed our 1,907 donor goal...and received a matching gift of $100,000 from a generous trustee!

With only a few hours left, why stop at 1,907 donors? There are still several class-based challenges for alumni and parents, so don’t miss out on these amazing opportunities to amplify your gift.

Let’s keep the momentum going!

66 days ago by Amy Jefferson
Livestream Schedule

Tune into the Great Day Livestream starting at NOON EST on March 14!

LIVESTREAM SCHEDULE

12:00 p.m. EDT

President Garry W. Jenkins

Leigh Weisenburger, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

12:40 p.m.

Tonya Bailey-Curry LMSW-cc, Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Office of Intercultural Education

Darby Ray, Director of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and Donald W. and Ann M. Harward Professor of Civic Engagement 

1:30 p.m.

Adrienne Shibles '91, P'26, Associate Director of Athletics

Jon Furbush '05, Lecturer in Physical Education and Head Coach of Men's Basketball

Alison Leonard '10, Assistant Men's & Women's Cross Country Coach

2:20 p.m.

Kirk Read, Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Christine Schwartz, Associate Vice President for Dining, Conferences and Campus Events

3:10 p.m.

Mike Rocque, Associate Professor of Sociology

Mike Milliken, Manager of Community Wellness & Coordinator of Club Sports

4:00 p.m.

The Bobcast with Aaron Morse 

4:50 p.m.

Jay Burns P’17, P’19, Senior Editorial Director and Editor of Bates Magazine

Johie Seltzer '03, Senior Associate Dean of Admission and Director of Special Projects

Audrey Burns '17, Associate Dean of Admission & Director of Recruitment

5:40 p.m.

Harward Center Fireside Chat

Darby Ray, Director of the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and Donald W. and Ann. M. Harward Professor of Civic Engagement 

Emily Walsh ’24

Leith Chikh Rouhou ’26

6:20 p.m.

Bates Students!

Mallika Jena ’24

Dylan Sheehan ’27

Elena Agosti ’27

Sophie Hall ’27

7:10 p.m.

Erin Brown P'25, Associate Vice President for College Advancement 

Nina Emmi '10, Senior Director of Annual Giving and Reunion

Amy Jefferson, Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving and Reunion

8:00 p.m.

James Reese, Associate Dean for International Student Programs

Casey Andersen '12, Associate Director of Annual Giving and Reunion

8:45 p.m.

The Deansmen

The Merimanders

68 days ago by Nina Emmi
Big News! It's GREAT!


When we reach our goal of 1,907 gifts from alumni, parents, and friends, an anonymous Bates trustee will add $100,000 to our Great Day giving total. Let’s show our Bobcat pride by reaching 1,907 donors by March 14 — one gift for every current Bates student.

70 days ago by Nina Emmi
1,907 reasons to make a gift during Great Day

Let's show our Bobcat pride by reaching 1,907 donors by March 14 - one gift for every one of this year's Bates students. Your participation makes it a GREAT DAY!



77 days ago by Nina Emmi

Donor Map
Alumni Class Leaderboards
ClassDonorsRaised ($)
200236$10,666
19639$6,050
196911$4,000
199751$9,613
198420$13,853
200437$32,410
197220$10,475
199544$9,890
202117$610
197719$5,264
196419$7,715
196814$4,150
200623$928
202325$471
200540$3,920
197820$4,288
200953$5,625
198965$123,503
198741$7,589
201823$1,055
199034$14,167
199245$31,881
200747$4,265
201233$2,085
197921$4,944
199932$6,114
201535$4,736
199149$36,460
196211$11,812
197546$30,654
200141$9,828
199351$13,325
201038$6,504
198013$3,525
202216$410
201619$1,020
198216$2,810
200829$2,990
200328$7,588
198122$7,410
198848$9,871
19708$3,455
196110$7,480
201938$2,700
198690$13,947
19604$800
19666$2,360
201427$1,923
199823$16,506
201123$3,128
199638$35,705
19589$10,125
19679$2,925
202042$4,315
197319$2,279
19655$2,000
19574$1,125
200030$3,428
198329$14,438
197625$9,597
201730$1,520
19716$2,971
197419$34,713
201323$2,135
198537$15,260
19560$0
19512$1,500
19520$0
19500$0
19552$400
19535$2,775
19541$50
19595$570
199498$24,932
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon81%Alumni
Parent icon19%Parents
Book icon1%Students
Suitcase icon3%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon1%Friends
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Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
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An anonymous 2027 family
Gave $27,000 during a Challenge!
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An Anonymous 2024 Family
Gave $25,000 during a Challenge!
Jeffrey P. Bolduc '04 and Justine L. Cohen-Bolduc '04 photo
Jeffrey P. Bolduc '04 and Justine L. Cohen-Bolduc '04
Heart icon matched a total of $25,000
Matt Salem '96 and Elizabeth Salem photo
Matt Salem '96 and Elizabeth Salem
Heart icon matched a total of $15,000
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Two Anonymous '98 Classmates
Heart icon matched a total of $11,000
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Jason Ryan '96 and Jennifer Ryan
Heart icon matched a total of $10,000
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Matt Orr ’94
Heart icon matched a total of $495
generated 16 gifts, totaling $6,546
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generated 19 clicks and 9 gifts, totaling $5,880
Jennifer Lockhart Nespole ’94, P’23 and Susan Spano Piacenti ’94 photo
Jennifer Lockhart Nespole ’94, P’23 and Susan Spano Piacenti ’94
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generated 26 gifts, totaling $4,645