Mark Gates ’59 and his wife, Betsy, have endowed the Betsy and Mark Gates 1959 Head Coach of Men’s Heavyweight Crew.
Gates is principal of Gates Land Company, a private real estate development firm based in Palo Alto, California, which he founded in 1985 after 15 years of practicing law. He has served as the secretary of the board of trustees of Trout Unlimited, past chair and treasurer of the Palo Alto Children’s Health Council, past director of the Wild Salmon Center and St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation, and as a member of the California State Board of Education.
Gates is a member of the Dartmouth Athletics Advisory Board. He rowed for Dartmouth, and went on to earn a law degree from Stanford University, where he and Betsy met.
Betsy is a retired partner of Artfocus and has served as a curator at the Cantor Art Museum at Stanford and on the board of overseers of Dartmouth’s Hood Museum.