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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. With ardor and devotion — Amore ac Studio — we engage the transformative power of our differences, cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action. Preparing leaders sustained by a love of learning and a commitment to responsible stewardship of the wider world, Bates is a college for coming times.

Your generous gift helps us work towards this mission – one student, one thesis, one research opportunity, one internship, one Puddle Jump, one life-changing Bates experience at a time.

Your gift is a gift to Bates and an investment in its future. It is a vote of confidence in your Bates mentors and professors, to students now and in the future. It will help us ensure that the fundamental aspects of a Bates education remain accessible to the most deserving students now and in the generations to come.

Our gift planning staff is able to help you contribute to this mission through careful gift planning, estate planning, and more. We are here to answer questions about leaving a legacy that impacts students and Bates far into the future.