2021 - It's Great Day to Be a Bobcat!

2,664
Donors
143% of 1,855 Donor goal
$927,346
Donated
This campaign ended on March 17, 2021, but you can still make a gift to Bates College by clicking here!
Matches
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Molly Carr photoMolly & George Carr matched $100

Todd Zinn photoTodd Zinn matched $100

An Anonymous DonorGrace Liu matched $100

Matt Phillips photoMatthew Phillips matched $100

Emma Beaudry photoEmma Beaudry matched $100

An Anonymous DonorWade Rosko matched $100

An Anonymous DonorMaryelise Suffern Lamet in memory of Richard Winslow Suffern '70 matched $100

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $100

Larry Handerhan photoLarry Handerhan matched $200

Cat Djang photoCat Djang matched $250

An Anonymous DonorAngela Knox-Pyaesone matched $250

Erin Bliss photoErin Bliss matched $250

An Anonymous DonorGraeme Welds matched $260

Heidi B. Lovett photoHeidi Lovett matched $400

John P. Howard photoJohn Howard matched $500

An Anonymous DonorFlora Rice-Chan '11 matched $500

An Anonymous DonorKai Payne matched $500

Jen Crawford photoJennifer Crawford matched $500

Haley Keegan photoHaley Keegan matched $500

An Anonymous DonorMelissa Geissler matched $500

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $500

An Anonymous DonorLauren Fine matched $630

An Anonymous DonorDavid Longdon matched $940

An Anonymous DonorDamon McGinn and Jasmine Polite matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorSarah Pearson matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorMike Charland matched $1,000

Aya Murata photoAya Murata matched $1,000

Nina Emmi photoAnthony Timberman matched $1,000

Lisa Romeo photoLisa Romeo matched $1,250

Nina Emmi photoBradley McGraw matched $1,500

An Anonymous DonorNorman Wentworth matched $1,520

tracy peacock photoTracy Peacock matched $1,025

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1,650

An Anonymous DonorJohn Sninsky '72 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorTerry Welch '83 matched $2,500

An Anonymous DonorSusie Bourgault Akie matched $3,000

An Anonymous DonorPam Batchelder Johnson '91 matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Classmate matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorScott Higgins '91 matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorJoe Matzkin matched $5,000

An Anonymous DonorClass of 1986 Reunion Committee matched $7,000

An Anonymous DonorTwo anonymous classmates matched $7,500

An Anonymous DonorTwo Anonymous Classmates matched $10,000

An Anonymous DonorRyad Yousuf matched $10,000

An Anonymous Donor'89 Class Agent team matched $10,750

An Anonymous DonorJeff Porter, Allison Webster Matlack, Heather Beebe, Mike Hogan, and Sean Ryan matched $25,000

An Anonymous Donor1981 Gift Committee matched $25,000
Challenges
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Nancy Weidner photoNancy Weidner gave $100

An Anonymous DonorMary Gonzales gave $200

An Anonymous DonorMary Gonzales gave $200

An Anonymous DonorMary Gonzales gave $200

An Anonymous DonorMary Gonzales gave $200

Mary Capaldi Gonzales 1988 photoMary Gonzales gave $200


Paul Billings photoPaul Billings gave $200

An Anonymous DonorMary Gonzales gave $200

Patrick Cosquer photoPat Cosquer gave $250

Sarah Stone photoSarah Stone gave $750

An Anonymous DonorJenn Bouchard gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorA Group of Trustees gave $100,000
Incentives
Generate 1 Gift
and receive a Bates basil planter!

Generate 3 Gifts
and receive a set of marble and wood Bates coasters!

Generate 5 Gifts
and receive your choice of a Bates t-shirt!
About

Join in for the Bobcat's birthday - and this year's Great Day giving celebration - on Tuesday, March 16! 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!


Help make the Bobcat's birthday the best ever. Your Great Day gift to Bates and your participation is the best birthday present of all. Your participation at any level will contribute to the joy, support, and connection that Great Day provides to Batesies near and far.


EVERYDAY is a Great Day to be a Bobcat — thanks to you!


Updates
Let's keep going!


The best birthday ever! Congratulations to Cailine Gunn '16 for making the 1,855th gift to Great Day to be a Bobcat. The party's just beginning - let's keep going!  

38 days ago by Nina Emmi
EXCITING UPDATE: $100,000 TRUSTEE CHALLENGE!

When we reach our goal of 1,855 gifts from alumni, parents, and friends, a group of current trustees will add $100,000 to our Great Day giving total. What a fantastic way to celebrate the 166th birthday of Bates—and the Bobcat!

42 days ago by Alicia Rea
Livestream Schedule

Here is a preview of our livestream schedule! Tune in at noon EDT on March 16 to watch our live donor thank yous and celebrate Bates's birthday!

12pm EDT

Clayton Spencer, President

Sarah Pearson '75, Vice President for College Advancement

1:10pm 

Noelle Chaddock, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion

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

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

2pm

John Furbush '05, Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Vanessa Williamson '05, Associate Head Coach of Swimming and Diving

2:50pm

Margaret Imber, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Associate Professor of Classical and Medieval Studies

Mike Rocque, Associate Professor of Sociology

Kirk Read, Professor of French and Francophone Studies

3:40pm

Rachel Forcillo '18, Graphic Designer and Communications Coordinator for Purposeful Work

Cary E. Gemmer '07, Leadership Gift Officer

Meghan B. Metzger '07, Leadership Gift Officer

4:30pm

Audrey Burns '17, Assistant Dean of Admission

Jay Burns, Editorial Director and Bates Magazine Editor

Johie Seltzer '03, Senior Associate Dean of Admission and Director of Communications and Outreach

5:20pm

Allen Delong, Senior Associate Dean of Center for Purposeful Work

Hoi Ning Ngai, Associate Director of Center for Purposeful Work

6pm

Men's LAX Weather

6:10pm

Aaron Morse & the Bobcast, Assistant Sports Information Director 

Ally Friedman '24, Women's Tennis

Jacob Iwowo '23, Men's Soccer/Men's Basketball

Christian Beal '21, Baseball 

6:50pm

The Deansmen

7pm

Clayton Spencer, President

Sarah Pearson '75, Vice President for College Advancement

7:50pm

Dean Reese, Associate Dean for International Student Programs

Casey Andersen '12, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

8:40pm

Birthday Celebration for the Bobcat!

56 days ago by Meagan Pomeroy

Donor Map
Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
20211$30
202036$1,101
201931$1,290
201835$2,482
201742$2,130
201644$6,839
201545$4,081
201448$4,345
201329$3,497
201264$5,445
201150$3,991
201049$5,203
200960$7,064
200843$3,043
200756$4,922
200634$2,272
200569$10,478
200437$6,519
200331$3,328
200243$8,170
200131$5,260
200035$7,019
199936$17,401
199827$4,033
199761$7,546
199640$19,898
199557$27,043
199470$19,114
199375$19,562
199245$14,843
199157$41,237
199033$9,136
198972$22,442
198873$15,725
198749$8,370
1986101$27,028
198553$42,366
198418$3,508
198354$14,584
198215$2,080
198144$41,734
198018$13,246
197921$15,614
197825$5,478
197722$7,235
197643$20,652
197545$13,140
197420$6,318
197326$3,814
197221$10,280
197111$1,453
197010$3,035
196910$21,144
196812$2,065
196710$7,988
196623$12,444
196512$3,080
196419$6,560
196311$4,015
196211$3,617
196112$7,854
19606$1,005
195910$15,865
19588$13,460
19575$1,645
19567$780
19559$1,900
19543$475
19538$1,050
19527$3,550
19512$250
19491$400
19482$22
19471$1,000
19461$2,000
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Advocates

A Group of Trustees photo
A Group of Trustees
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
1981 Gift Committee photo
1981 Gift Committee
matched a total of $25,000
Jeff Porter, Allison Webster Matlack, Heather Beebe, Mike Hogan, and Sean Ryan photo
Jeff Porter, Allison Webster Matlack, Heather Beebe, Mike Hogan, and Sean Ryan
matched a total of $25,000
'89 Class Agent team photo
'89 Class Agent team
matched a total of $10,750
Two Anonymous Classmates photo
Two Anonymous Classmates
matched a total of $10,000
Ryad Yousuf photo
Ryad Yousuf
matched a total of $10,000
Two anonymous classmates photo
Two anonymous classmates
matched a total of $7,500
Class of 1986 Reunion Committee photo
Class of 1986 Reunion Committee
matched a total of $7,000
Community Advocates photo
generated 144 clicks and 58 gifts, totaling $6,981
Joe Matzkin photo
Joe Matzkin
matched a total of $5,000