Making It All Possible

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Philanthropy can be measured and demonstrated in many ways: from large gifts to first-time gifts and everything in between; from mentoring to partnering; and from volunteerism to leadership.

We celebrate all those who support the vision and mission of Franklin & Marshall College, including our most loyal donors, who demonstrate their generosity through consistent support of the College. More than 20,000 alumni, parents and friends have made at least one gift in the last five years, while nearly 4,200 have made gifts to the College every year during that same period.

This unwavering dedication reflects both the outstanding character of the individuals in our community and the collective significance of the Franklin & Marshall undergraduate experience. Whether you give regularly or are interested in making a gift to the College for the first time, we thank you for your support.

Explore below to learn how you can become part of Franklin & Marshall's legacy.

 

The Franklin & Marshall Fund

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Every gift to the Franklin & Marshall Fund is vital to every aspect of the F&M student experience — supporting close student-faculty collaboration, energizing campus life, extending financial aid to talented students, expanding programs for student-athletes, promoting ongoing opportunities for learning and discovery, and preparing students for life after college. In short, the Franklin & Marshall Fund provides the resources necessary to sustain the College and its mission of excellence in undergraduate education.

The generosity of Franklin & Marshall’s alumni, parents and friends reflects their unwavering belief in the College’s mission, helps to preserve the legacy of opportunity available to past, present and future students, and sustains the College’s tremendous momentum. Regardless of whether your gift is unrestricted or designated for a specific purpose, your support for the Franklin & Marshall Fund will propel us to a greater future than would otherwise be possible.

We thank those who have supported and continue to support F&M. And we invite all members of the F&M community to make an impact by giving to the Franklin & Marshall Fund today.

To learn more about the Franklin & Marshall Fund, contact Director of Annual Giving Ramy Rahal at (717) 358-4757 or ramy.rahal@fandm.edu.

 

Affinity Giving

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Many alumni maintain strong ties to Franklin & Marshall through their Greek organizations, sports teams, student organizations or other shared interests. These lifelong ties often motivate alumni to unite with a specific group and collectively give so they can ensure that the College and its programs continue to thrive

Visit our complete listing of Affinity Groups.

If you are interested in giving to or in honor of a particular program, please contact Director of Class and Affinity Giving Christine L. Kmieczak at (717) 358-4795 or christine.kmieczak@fandm.edu.

 

Diplomat Athletic Club

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The Diplomat Athletic Club (DAC) fosters excellence in Franklin & Marshall athletics by expanding opportunities for student-athletes to develop leadership skills, cultivating loyalty among student-athletes, alumni and friends, and securing the financial support necessary for maintaining and enhancing the caliber of F&M's athletic programming. DAC supports student-athletes by sponsoring training trips, investing in new equipment and facilities and creating an environment where the values of teamwork, determination and commitment to excellence continue to take precedence.

Gifts to DAC—which can support athletics in general or a program of your choice—allow 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 their daily lives.

To learn more, contact Director of Class and Affinity Giving Christine L. Kmieczak at (717) 358-4795 or christine.kmieczak@fandm.edu.

 

GOLD Giving

Graduates of the Last Decade, our GOLD alumni, represent nearly 20 percent of the Franklin & Marshall alumni population. As the future of F&M’s alumni body, your input and support are essential to the life of the College.

A strong alumni giving rate directly contributes to the opportunities available to current and future F&M students, and plays a critical role in bolstering F&M’s standing among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges.

Every gift, regardless of size, makes an impact. Your gift can be unrestricted or you can designate it for financial aid, an academic department, an athletic team or another program that made your F&M experience meaningful. You can also make a gift in honor of a professor, coach or other individual who played an important role in your F&M experience. However you choose to give, you will make a lasting impact on the life of the College.  

Take part in the GOLD Chapter Challenge! Starting in March, we'll be pitting blue alumni chapters against each other in a race to see who can achieve the highest rates of alumni giving participation. Head on over to the GOLD Chapter Challenge headquarters to learn more!

To learn more or get involved, contact Assistant Director of Student and Young Alumni Engagement Monica Dewan at (717) 358-4711 or mdewan@fandm.edu.

 

First of Many Campaign

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The First of Many Campaign (formerly Senior Campaign) is a long-standing tradition for seniors to make gifts to the College that create a lasting legacy and help future students at F&M, just as alumni, parents, and friends support current students with their generous gifts.

This year, the theme for the First of Many campaign will be "Banner Moments." Throughout the year we look forward to the senior class celebrating and creating many more lasting memories and Banner Moments together, culminating with Senior Toast on the Thursday before Commencement, when we will present our class gift to President Porterfield.

Head on over to the First of Many campaign headquarters to learn more and get involved!

 

Volunteer

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Annual Giving volunteers are a vital part of our fundraising efforts. Each year, dedicated alumni volunteers work to contact friends and acquaintances whom they met through activities and events at F&M in order to solicit and express appreciation for gifts. These connections emphasize the personal impact of giving, for both donors and the recipients of our donors' generosity. We are grateful for the dedication and loyalty of both our donors and our volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering your time in this way, contact Director of Class and Affinity Giving Christine Kmieczak at (717) 358-4795 or christine.kmieczak@fandm.edu.