Parents Fund

Gifts to the Parents Fund enhance every aspect of a Bowdoin education, allowing the College flexibility in applying resources to the areas of greatest need, or greatest opportunity, over the course of each year.

Bowdoin’s Parents Fund received more than $2.43 million in the 2018-2019 fiscal year from 1,157 families, with about a quarter of the Fund coming from parents of graduates. Support from these families bolsters Bowdoin’s academics, student life, and demonstrates the power of our Bowdoin Community.

The Parents Fund is the annual fundraising effort conducted during the fiscal year July 1-June 30. Unrestricted gifts, in particular, provide the College with the flexibility to apply resources to the areas of greatest need, or greatest opportunity.

"Our time on campus has led us to an ardent belief in Bowdoin's mission to foster the joy of learning and the free exchange of ideas. We know that Bowdoin will bring out curiosity and purpose in our daughter. We're honored to serve on the committee and delighted to partake in the warm college community."

—Elisabeth and Michael Cannell P'21 – Parents Executive Committee Chairs

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Parents Executive Committee

Bowdoin’s Parents Executive Committee (PEC) is made up of parents of current students and parents of graduates who volunteer to support the Parents Fund and the College community. Students from around the globe come to Bowdoin and form a diverse, vibrant, and strong community – so do our parents.

1794 Society for Families

The 1794 Society recognizes the generosity and impact of those who contribute to the Parents Fund at leadership levels. 1794 members are among the Parents Fund's most ardent supporters, and their gifts make a profound difference in the student experience at Bowdoin.

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