It's STILL a Great Day to Be a Bobcat!

4,583
Donors
247% of 1,855 Donor goal
$1,006,584
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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An Anonymous DonorJohn Libre matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $25Just for Class of 2002

An Anonymous DonorErin Brown matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Faculty/Staff

Todd Zinn photoTodd Zinn matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1997

Erica Seifert Plunkett photoErica Seifert Plunkett matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1986

Cary Gemmer photoCary Gemmer matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100

Bob Deininger photoBob Deininger matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1990

Andrew No photoAndrew No matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2014

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

Matt Phillips photoMatt Phillips matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2017

An Anonymous DonorKaren Finocchio Lubeck matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 1992

Hank Geng photoHenry Geng matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $100Just for Class of 2013

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

Cat Djang photoCat Djang matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $200Just for Class of 2013

Emma Beaudry photoEmma Beaudry matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $140Just for Class of 2003

An Anonymous DonorBenjamin Lowenstein matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Class of 1992

An Anonymous DonorHeidi Lovett matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $130Just for Class of 1984

An Anonymous DonorJackson Marvel matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $300Just for Class of 1995

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

Amy Jefferson photoSally Ehrenfried matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $475Just for Class of 1989

An Anonymous DonorAya Murata matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $450Just for Class of 1992

Melissa Price photoDavid Donelan matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1981

An Anonymous DonorMichael Charland matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $500Just for Class of 1993

Lauren Fine photoLauren Fine matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $840Just for Class of 1993

An Anonymous DonorJyotika Vazirani matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $150Just for Class of 1991

An Anonymous DonorJoanne Walton matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 1990

An Anonymous DonorMike Nadler matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Class of 2010

An Anonymous DonorKate Drummond Zimmerman matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $800Just for Class of 1995

Jen Crawford photoJennifer Crawford matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $325Just for Class of 2001

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

John Libre photoJohn Libre matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,250Just for Class of 2002

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous matched $50 for each donor, donating a total of $1,250Just for Class of 2008

Jenn Bouchard photoJenn (Lemkin) Bouchard matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,250Just for Class of 1999

An Anonymous DonorSarah Pearson matched $100 for each donor, donating a total of $2,000Just for Class of 1975

An Anonymous DonorHeather Beebe '85 and Mike Hogan '85 matched $85 for each donor, donating a total of $2,210Just for Class of 1985

An Anonymous DonorTerry Welch '83 matched $83 for each donor, donating a total of $2,400Just for Class of 1983

An Anonymous Donor5th Reunion Gift Chairs - Graeme, Haley, and Kai matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $875Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorChris Burns '83 matched $83 for each donor, donating a total of $2,600Just for Class of 1983

An Anonymous DonorSusie Akie matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $3,000Just for Class of 1975

An Anonymous DonorJean Wilson '81 and John Roberts P'05, P'13 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $4,025Just for Classes between 2016 & 2019

An Anonymous DonorPam Batchelder Johnson '91 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $5,000Just for Classes between 2010 & 2014

An Anonymous DonorScott Higgins matched $125 for each donor, donating a total of $3,750Just for Class of 1991

An Anonymous DonorRick Smith and Carol Marine P'12 matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $5,125Just for Classes between 2000 & 2009

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $250 for each donor, donating a total of $5,750Just for Class of 1996
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Jonathan Green photoJonathan Green gave $100 because 10 donors gave

Maureen Bartlett photoMaureen Bartlett gave $100 because 5 donors gaveJust for Class of 1968

An Anonymous DonorBenjamin Robinson gave $100 because 5 donors gaveJust for Class of 1986

Karen Schuster photoKaren Schuster gave $150 because 5 donors gaveJust for Class of 1970

Paul Billings photoPaul Billings gave $200 because 10 donors gaveJust for Class of 1988

An Anonymous DonorGeorge and Dottie Stone gave $500 because 5 donors gaveJust for Class of 1963
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About


On Wednesday, May 13, the Bates community will come together to show our Bobcat pride and celebrate what makes Bates great. Bring the Bates community into your home during our livestream celebration, which will feature familiar campus faces as well as the Bobcat!

Whether you consider a gift to the Bates Fund or to our Friends of Bates Athletics challenge, your participation at any level will contribute to the joy, support, and connection that Great Day provides to Batesies near and far.

It’s STILL a Great Day — thanks to you!

Learn more about Bates’ response to COVID-19 at: https://www.bates.edu/covid-19

Updates
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.

1381 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!

1382 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

1390 days ago by Alicia Rea

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
202019$564
201990$4,200
2018116$6,329
201791$4,032
201671$3,446
2015109$9,171
201473$3,534
201367$5,020
201298$6,803
201151$5,468
201062$6,416
200959$8,863
200859$5,341
200753$6,171
200636$3,661
200566$14,599
200431$4,686
200334$7,473
200232$8,552
200134$4,065
200035$12,520
199925$6,341
199829$3,691
199742$10,049
199636$12,240
199544$21,488
199453$16,643
199353$21,159
199246$20,922
199153$29,541
199035$35,621
198938$59,727
198851$13,885
198728$8,017
198688$18,505
198555$28,107
198425$7,330
198352$21,239
198222$4,185
198136$21,497
198021$10,992
197925$8,100
197820$4,555
197717$8,237
197622$7,267
197543$24,790
197417$3,920
197317$8,910
197212$19,129
19719$4,720
197019$23,995
19698$800
196812$5,010
196716$5,647
196615$4,251
196510$4,600
196424$7,950
196324$9,545
196214$4,397
19619$13,055
196016$25,500
19599$3,970
19588$1,616
19575$1,650
19564$650
19557$735
19544$725
195310$1,225
19523$725
19512$2,600
19491$50
19482$59
19464$2,250
19412$100
19402$200
19271$1
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon55%Alumni
Book icon7%Students
Parent icon15%Parents
Suitcase icon3%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon27%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 711 clicks and 303 gifts, totaling $14,980
Community Advocates photo
generated 680 clicks and 128 gifts, totaling $8,910
Anonymous photo
Anonymous
Heart icon matched a total of $5,750
Lisa Romeo photo
Heart icon matched a total of $1,000
generated 149 clicks and 14 gifts, totaling $4,310
Rick Smith and Carol Marine P'12 photo
Rick Smith and Carol Marine P'12
Heart icon matched a total of $5,125
Nina Emmi photo
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
Pam Batchelder Johnson '91 photo
Pam Batchelder Johnson '91
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
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Matt Schecter '89
Heart icon matched a total of $4,840