About the Foundation

Contact Us

Downtown Campus

Kym Pleger
Director of College Relations
253.680.7102

LeAnn Dreier
Foundation Specialist
253.680.7160

Location Downtown Campus, Rm M332

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Our mission

Bates Technical College Foundation exists to support student and program success by securing resources through building community relationships and awareness.

Who we are

The Bates Technical College Foundation was established in 1993 as a 501c(3) non profit organization by a small group of committed volunteers. Over the years, the foundation has grown and now has a Board of Directors made up of volunteers, and two college staff. In 2007, the foundation took a significant leap forward, establishing its first endowed scholarship. Today, the foundation has 12 endowed scholarships and one faculty award endowment. The foundation awards over $100,000 in scholarships each year and support the college through multiple facets, including program fund support, mini grants, equipment donations, an exceptional faculty award, and more.

Donor Bill of Rights

The foundation strictly adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights.

Foundation Financials

The foundation's fiscal year operates from July 1-June 30. The foundation is audited annually. Donor information is not shared or sold with other organizations. To see the foundation's IRS Form 990 or audited financial statements, please email us for a copy.

Bates Foundation Board of Directors

The volunteer board of directors oversee all operations of the foundation, including financial management, special events, policy direction and strategic planning. The board is also responsible for fundraising. The board meets six times a year.

Officers

Roger Knapp, Chair
Linda Jadwin, Vice Chair
Jean Sauvion, Secretary
Lin Zhou, Treasurer
Michael P. Slevin III, Past Chair 

Members

Charlie Aleshire
Richard Bowe
Ivan Gorne
Greg Markley
George Thornhill 
Michael Weinman 
Debbie Winskill

Ex Officio

LeAnn Dreier, Development Specialist
Lillian Hunter, Board of Trustees Liaison 
Ron Langrell, Ph.D., President
Theresa Pan Hosley, Board of Trustees Liaison
Kym Pleger, Director of College Relations/Executive Director of the Foundation

Bates Technical College Foundation