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Since 1855, Bates College has been dedicated to the emancipating potential of the liberal arts. Bates educates the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community.
2017–18 was a year of continued momentum for the college. Applications for admission increased by 45 percent in one year.
Inaugurated in 1998, the Phillips Society honors the landmark $9-million endowment bequest of Bates’ fourth president, Charles F. Phillips, and his wife, Evelyn Minard Phillips.
Bates College is grateful for the support provided by donors who have made planned gifts to our Institution. Through their generosity, these individuals have demonstrated their commitment to the future of Bates through gifts that have created meaningful legacies. Here are some of their stories.