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 $2.26 million in the 2022-2023 fiscal year from over 1,100 families, with about 30% 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.

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.

We are beginning our third year as the Chairs of the Parents Executive Committee (PEC). We joined during our student’s first year at Bowdoin because we were struck by Bowdoin’s approach to academics and the overall development of young adults. In the years we have been part of the Bowdoin family, we continue to be impressed and inspired by Bowdoin. 

Jorge and Debbie Juantorena P’24

Chairs of the Parents Executive Committee


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.

Parents Fund Progress

Donors: 1277

Dollars Raised: 2,388,328

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