The material on this page is from the 2000-01 catalog and may be out of date. Please check the current year's catalog for current information.
As an independent, coeducational institution of liberal arts and sciences, Bates College relies on the generosity of public-spirited men and women for substantial support.
The College offers a variety of opportunities for giving, and federal and most state tax laws provide certain tax advantages for donors to colleges and universities. Gifts of cash, securities, real estate or other valuable property, and life insurance can be given in ways to take maximum advantage of charitable-deduction tax provisions.
Gifts establishing endowed funds can be named to honor a professor, a family member, or the donor. Careful planning with College officials can maximize gift benefits for both the donor and Bates, especially when a specific purpose for the fund is intended, or when financial and estate planning is involved.
Traditionally, bequests to the College have been a significant source of its voluntary financial support. The following are phrases that an attorney might use to make provision for Bates College in a Will:
The legal name of the corporation is "President and Trustees of Bates College." Bates College welcomes an opportunity to offer detailed information on the different methods of making a deferred gift by agreement or by Will. It extends a cordial invitation to anyone to join in the strong commitment to its academic purpose. Inquiries regarding gifts or bequests should be addressed to Elizabeth L. Ferguson, Development Office, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine 04240 (207-786-6249).
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