How You Can Help

Contact Us

Erin Zeiger
Executive Director of Resource Development

LeAnn Dreier
Foundation Specialist

Location Downtown Campus, Rm A332

Bates Foundation Donors

Donors like you make sure our students succeed. Bates Technical College Foundation relies upon the generous support of our community to help advance our mission towards supporting student and program success.  Your contributions go far - over 96 cents on every dollar goes directly back to helping the college through scholarships, equipment purchases or support of special projects.

Ways to donate

Donations are accepted into the general operating fund of the foundation, or you can specify your donation to a scholarship or specific program. The foundation accepts donations online, or you can mail your check (made payable to Bates Foundation) at 1101 S. Yakima Ave; Tacoma, WA 98405.

Scholarships: Give the gift of education

Scholarships are the backbone of the foundation. Scholarships ensure that all students are given an opportunity to achieve their educational goals regardless of their financial status. The foundation holds both annual scholarships and endowed scholarships. Contact us at 253.680.7160 to learn about establishing a scholarship.

Special Events

The foundation plans several fun events throughout the year that help raise funds which support the college. You can help by donating a raffle item, attending the event, or even purchasing a ticket so that a student can attend. 

Planned Giving

What do you want your legacy to be?  How do you want to be remembered?  A planned gift is a meaningful way to help create a lasting legacy. Contact Erin Zeiger at 253.680.7251 if you wish to discuss planned giving options.


In addition to generous financial support from our community, we also rely upon volunteers to accomplish our goals.  Whether you're interested in serving on our board of directors, reviewing scholarship applications, or helping out at a special event, we welcome your involvement.  Please contact us at 253.680.7160 for more information about volunteer opportunities.