Ways You Can Give

Get involved.

Are you a graduate of Bates Technical College? Are you an employer who has benefited from hiring students from Bates? Do you have a family member whose life was positively affected by their experience at Bates?

Give the gift of education. State and federal funding does not provide for all the needs of our students and programs at Bates Technical College. Your financial and volunteer support helps our students positively navigate their educational experience. The Foundation can also support the college in purchasing state-of-the-art equipment to keep current with industry advancements.

Establish a Scholarship

Endowed and annual scholarships ensure that all students are given an opportunity to achieve their educational goals regardless of their financial circumstances.

As state and federal financial assistance declines, Foundation scholarships become even more important to students. The process is simple and means so much! A memorial scholarship is also a wonderful tribute to honor a loved one.

Attend a Special Event or Support a Fundraising Campaign

Bates Sizzles is the Foundation’s signature fundraising event. Held in the spring, this event features appetizers by our own Culinary Arts students, a sumptuous dinner by El Gaucho Tacoma, live auction and music. You can support this event by attending, encouraging others to purchase tickets, making donations to our live auction or becoming a sponsor.

Volunteer Your Time

Volunteers are truly the life blood of any non-profit! As an office of two, we depend on volunteers to help us advance our mission and goals. We need your help for the following: Scholarship Review Committee, “Back to Bates” Alumni Committee, fundraising campaigns and events (Bates Sizzles and the Scholarship Luncheon), donor development and stewardship, and recruitment of members of the Foundation Board of Directors. Thank you!

Make a Contribution to our Emerging Needs Fund

The Foundation’s Emerging Needs Fund is an unrestricted fund that is used to support our greatest need at the time. Your donations may help with our Student Success Fund for emergency assistance, College Success Fund for special projects related to programs or faculty professional development or Foundation administrative services.

Consider an In-Kind Gift

Many of our career pathways are highly specialized and require state of the art equipment to keep current with industry standards. If you have a donation you think will benefit one of our programs or have questions about our specific needs, please contact us.

Remember Bates in Your Estate Planning

What do you want your legacy to be? How do you want to be remembered? A planned gift is a meaningful way to create a lasting legacy. Just 10% of your estate makes a big difference!

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Bates Technical College offers classes on campus, online and hybrid. For Fall Quarter 2021, vaccinations will be required. Learn more about vaccinations and our COVID-19 response on the COVID-19 resource page.