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 nine endowed scholarships and one faculty award endowment. The foundation awards over $70,000 in scholarships each year and support the college through multiple facets, including program fund support, mini grants, equipment donations, an alumni association, 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

Mike Slevin, Chair
Carolyn Lake, Vice Chair
Charlie Aleshire, Secretary
Roger Knapp, Treasurer
Richard Bowe, MD, Past Chair 

Members

Ivan Gorne
Linda Jadwin
Greg Markley
Steve Marcotte
Jean Sauvion
George Thornhill
Michael Weinman
Debbie Winskill
Lin Zhou

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