Giving Opportunities

Gifts to Bowdoin are critically important to the College's success. Unrestricted annual gifts alone account for six percent of the College's operational budget. The generosity of Bowdoin alumni, families, and other supporters makes a significant impact on student life, the academic program, and every other aspect of life at Bowdoin.

Annual Giving

To continue to be a world-class institution, Bowdoin needs your support. There are numerous opportunities to support the College through the Alumni FundParents Fund, Polar Bear Athletic Fund, and Friends Fund. Unrestricted gifts allow Bowdoin to most effectively underwrite teaching and learning.

Giving Methods

There are many ways to make a gift to Bowdoin including by mail, credit card, wire transfer, Amazon and Paypal, and IRA Charitable Rollover. Learn more about how you can make an impact.

Gift Planning

Discover the many ways you can make the College's future part of your legacy and support Bowdoin's students and programs far into the future.

Endowment and Special Projects

Endowed funds, new facilities, and other special projects support the campus community for generations. Learn how a gift can make a lasting impact into the future.

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Bowdoin welcomes the support of foundations and corporations for our students, faculty, academic programs, capital projects, and nearly every aspect of campus life. Find out more about these opportunities and important partners. 

Reunion Giving

Reunions years are an amazing time to reconnect with classmates, revisit campus and relive old memories while making new ones. Bowdoin depends on the generosity, enthusiasm, and spirit of its reunion classes to anchor the Alumni Fund. Learn more about Bowdoin's reunion giving program here.


Giving Societies

Whether you support Bowdoin as a leadership-level donor in the 1794 Society or by consistent participation in our annual giving program as part of the Bowdoin Bears, there are many groups that make Bowdoin's continued success possible.