Bowdoin College has been educating leaders for America and the world since the dawn of the American republic. Founded in 1794, Bowdoin is a highly selective college of approximately 1,730 students of distinction from across America and around the world.
Fifty years after graduating from Bowdoin, Jack Abbott ’63 describes the experience as life-changing and he and his wife, Kip, have found several generous ways to say thank you to his beloved alma mater. Read their story.
Over the years, Don has supported that principle not only with regular contributions to the Alumni Fund, but also with a contribution to one of the College's Pooled Life Income Funds. Read their story.
Bill first made this commitment tangible by establishing a scholarship fund in his name in 1973. Since his Bowdoin education was made possible by financial aid, Bill understood and advocated for the importance of scholarships. Read their story.
John served from 1972 to 1995 as a member of the College's governing boards. During this time, he established the John H. and Dorothy F. Magee Fund, which is designed to support course and curriculum improvement, faculty renewal and development, and academic program innovation. Read their story.
Funding a scholarship with a charitable trust was a good choice for the Forgits. It generated a significant charitable deduction in 2005, which proved useful in conjunction with the sale of a business, and provides lifetime income to Ray and Alice. Read their story.