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Why GOLD Giving Matters


Graduates of the last decade — our GOLD alumni — are our future and will define F&M's legacy. You are leaders. Thinkers. Creators. Innovators. You ask the questions and unlock the solutions that will shape society for generations to come.

A strong alumni giving rate — especially among GOLD alumni — plays a critical role in bolstering F&M's standing among the nation's best liberal arts colleges.

Your gift is your voice — it's your way to shout, "I'm F&M Proud!"

The collective goal of 1,225 donors in the GOLD Alumni Chapter Challenge represents 35 percent of GOLD alumni in the six chapters — a significant increase from the 22 percent participation of GOLD alumni in giving in 2011-12.

Last year, 70 percent of donors made gifts of $100 or less — and each one made a difference.

The Franklin & Marshall Fund supports the College's most pressing priorities, including financial aid that helps attract and enroll the broadest range of talented students and future leaders. The cost of educating each student — even those not on financial aid — far exceeds the price of tuition and fees. Your gift will ensure that every student can benefit from a world-class education at F&M, just as you did.

You can designate your gift to financial aid, an academic department, an athletic team or another area that made your F&M experience meaningful. You also can make a gift in honor of a professor, coach or other individual who played an important role in your F&M experience.

Make your gift today to make a major impact on F&M.