From Here: The Campaign for Bowdoin

A campaign's progress is often measured in dollars. Ours is also measured in loyalty, participation, and generous enthusiasm.

A successful campaign includes meeting our dollar goal of $500 million, while also sustaining the wave of participation that is so much a part of the Bowdoin community.

So many alumni and parents love Bowdoin—and many are able to help with the fundraising goals we’ve identified—but thousands of Polar Bears and their families have other “capital” that can support the College: through career advising, offering internships, interviewing for admissions, organizing regional events, leading reunion efforts and more.

So far, three out of four alumni have engaged with the College over the course of the campaign by making a gift, volunteering, or registering for an event—an impressive number we hope will grow.

Being engaged in the life of the College matters. However you decide to get involved, it all helps propel Bowdoin forward—from here.

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With Gratitude

We're so pleased and proud to announce these ongoing totals to From Here: The Campaign for Bowdoin.

* Gifts and pledges as of 5/31/2024.


Total gifts and pledges to the campaign.


Total donors to the campaign.


Gifts and pledges to our four annual funds: the Alumni Fund, the Parents Fund, the Friends Fund, and the Polar Bear Athletic Fund.

Finishing Strong

While our campaign has reached the incredible goal of $500 million in gifts and pledges, there is still work to be done to keep our promises to all Bowdoin graduates.

$48.8 million

out of $200 million still needed for our commitment to need-blind,
no-loan financial aid.

$18 million

out of $37 million still needed to fully fund internships and career skills through
Career Exploration and Development.