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The best present is the future

Thank you for considering a bequest or other planned gift to Bates. We're glad you're here.

Gift planning is a simple act uniquely focused on the past, the present, and the future. It is practical solutions coupled with high ideals, and oriented toward results: a secure financial plan, a vital affirmation of this essential college, and lives transformed in profound ways. The college is grateful for these and every gift it receives because each gift supports the belief that there should always be a place in the world for students who want a Bates education—and that the world has never been in greater need of Bates graduates.

There are many gift options from which to choose. Use this site to get started and if you have any questions, please call us at 800-762-3145 or contact us.

3 Easy Ways to Support Bates


Bequest Basics

Learn more about this simple but significant gift.


A Gift That
Gives Back

A gift annuity helps you and Bates.


Do More With
Your IRA

Make a difference with a gift of retirement plan assets.