1794 Society

The 1794 Society recognizes annual gifts from alumni, parents, and friends who are committed to investing in opportunities and experiences for today’s students by making significant, unrestricted current-use gifts.

The collective annual leadership gift contributions from these individuals provides nearly 83% of annual giving totals. These donors are among the alumni, families, and friends who know Bowdoin best, steering the College successfully through each new challenge and opportunities.

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1794 Society gifts have an immediate impact in providing the strongest education for our students. Without the ongoing support from 1794 Society donors, the College would need more than $140 million in additional endowment funds to continue operating.

1794 Society Giving Levels

Alumni Fund

Annual Gift Total

President’s Associates

$100,000+

Joseph McKeen Associates

$50,000

Harriett Beecher Stowe Associates

$25,000

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Associates

$10,000

Kenneth C.M. Sills Associates

$5,000

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Associates

$2,500

Nathaniel Hawthorne Associates

$2,000

 

Classes of 2010-2018 & 1962 and Older  

Annual Gift Total

9th year post-graduation (2010 and Class of 1962 and older)

$1,000

7th and 8th year post-graduation (’11-’12)

$750

5th and 6th year post-graduation (’13-’14)

$500

3rd and 4th year post-graduation (’15-’16)

$250

1st and 2nd year post-graduation (’17-’18)

$100

 

Parents Fund

Annual Gift Total

President’s Associates

$100,000+

Joseph McKeen Associates

$50,000

Harriett Beecher Stowe Associates

$25,000

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Associates

$10,000

Kenneth C.M. Sills Associates

$5,000

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Associates

$2,500

Nathaniel Hawthorne Associates

$1,000 and above

1794 Society and the Sundial Circle

Many 1794 Society donors choose to spread out the impact of their gift through the Sundial Circle, Bowdoin’s monthly recurring gift program.