Annual Giving

Bowdoin depends on annual gifts of all sizes each year from thousands of generous alumni, families, and friends. These gifts make an immediate impact and provide significant, reliable support for all aspects of the College's operations.
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Alumni Fund

The Alumni Fund impacts the Bowdoin experience every day. Comprised of annual gifts from alumni designated for current use, the Alumni Fund augments and supports the lives of every student on campus. 

Polar Bear Athletic Fund

Annual gifts to the Polar Bear Athletic Fund (PBAF) provide funding for facilities, equipment, travel, and other resources that enable Polar Bears to compete at the highest level in the NESCAC and in NCAA Division III championships.

Parents Fund

The Parents Fund supports every aspect of a Bowdoin education. Unrestricted gifts allow the College flexibility in applying resources to the areas of greatest need, or greatest opportunity, during the course of each year. Contributions to the Fund help meet current expenses for academic program support, library acquisitions, technology, athletics, career counseling and numerous other student-related programs.

Friends Fund

The Friends Fund offers community members the opportunity to demonstrate their support for the College through annual gifts.