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The Franklin & Marshall Fund

Every dollar contributed to the Franklin & Marshall Fund supports the College's strategic priorities. Regardless of how you choose to designate your gift, your support of the F&M Fund will expand opportunities for our students and sustain the College's tremendous momentum.

Donor Report 

The Donor Report has been designed to provide our donors and loyal supporters with immediate recognition for their generous gifts. Gifts recognized on these pages have been made during this current fiscal year (any gifts made since July 1, 2013). These pages will be updated on a monthly basis.

Strategic Priorities

Student Experience

Grow the unrestricted fund so that F&M can meet its most pressing financial needs throughout the College to enhance student experience. 

By providing students with challenges and encouragement; exposing them to new and exciting ideas; and allowing them to explore the heights of their capabilities, we fulfill our mission as an institution committed to providing society with talented global citizens who think broadly and are working to make a better world.

Unrestricted gifts allow the College to be flexible in meeting its most pressing financial needs and seizing opportunities to further its mission.

Financial Aid

Place an F&M education within reach for the best students.

By opening our doors to the best students—focusing on the ability to perform, and not the ability to pay—we elevate the quality of campus life, the caliber of work done in classes and laboratories, and ultimately the quality of teaching, as faculty members stretch themselves and their courses to meet the challenges of a highly talented student body.

Investing in financial aid allows us to enhance the quality and competitiveness of the College.

Academic Programs

Enable students and faculty to explore uncharted intellectual spaces.

By adding new faculty positions and expanding its curriculum in fields like foreign languages, bioinformatics, religious studies, creative writing, government, art and computer science, we can continue to provide broad academic experience we insist upon at Franklin & Marshall College.

Gifts to this area allow the College to respond to the need to equip students for life and work in the 21st century.


Expand opportunities for F&M's student-athletes to develop leadership skills and cultivate respect for themselves and others, both on and off the field.

By supplementing the annual team budgets, we can expand travel and spring training opportunities for our student-athletes, and invest in new equipment and facilities to create an environment where the values of teamwork, determination and commitment to excellence continue to take precedence.

Gifts to the Diplomat Athletic Club allows F&M to create champions not only in the final game or overtime, but also on the practice field, in the off-seasons and in the face of defeat.

Education Is About Opportunity.

Expand opportunities for F&M's students.

  • Tanya Arora '12
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  • Tanya Arora '12, a psychology major and French minor from Mumbai, India, embodies the liberal arts ideals that your unrestricted gift makes possible. Arora, who won numerous honors for her academic work, said her F&M experience was defined by lessons in teamwork and opportunities to conduct independent research opportunities in collaboration with faculty.

  • Jeremy Moss
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  • Jeremy Moss, an assistant professor of film and media studies at F&M, is an experimental filmmaker whose work often blurs the line between narrative and documentary approaches. Moss, who teaches “Film History,” “Video Production” and a “Documentary Workshop,” believe the liberal arts environment is an ideal setting for aspiring filmmakers.

  • zients
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  • Alice Zients ’12 caught the “travel bug” during her time as an F&M student and has embarked on a year of postgraduate public-health work as a development coordinator in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala. Zients became fascinated with the culture of Central and South America during her travels as an F&M student. Your gifts to the Franklin & Marshall Fund allow us to open our doors to students like her.