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Inspiring Stories

Our donors, and the beneficiaries of their generosity, have stories to share.

Read their inspiring stories below:

Judy Nicholson

Maximize the Benefits of Your Giving with Your IRA

“Giving back to Bates has always been important for me. Bates had a huge impact on my life, and I want the college to continue to provide a high quality education and ever-increasing opportunities to current and future students. "
Charles and Gretchen Shorter Davis

Transformational Connections

When Jerry Davis and Gretchen Shorter arrived in Lewiston, Maine in 1957, they did not realize the extent of the transformative connections they would experience at Bates.