"There is no shortage of challenges in the world and it’s places like Bates that prepare people to take on those challenges.”
“I’m forever indebted to Bates for allowing me to attend a small, liberal arts college. I am grateful for the financial support and happy to repay that debt from 50 years ago."
“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. "
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.