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Letter from the Chair

  • ray sanseverino

Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends:

Eleven. This is the number of Franklin & Marshall College students and graduates recently awarded prestigious national postgraduate opportunities: Fulbright awards, a Soros fellowship and U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships. These are uncommon achievements among uncommonly talented individuals. They will study in the U.K., work in New York, and teach in Taiwan, Thailand, France, Poland, Singapore and Mexico.

They are medical students, future doctoral candidates, aspiring teachers and more. These are, as anyone who knows Franklin & Marshall will tell you,
a few remarkable successes among many at F&M.

While it is rare for a college this size to yield so many winners of nationally competitive awards, it is no coincidence. Anyone who knows the character of this place understands the challenge, the incisive focus and the intense engagement inherent in an F&M education.

And anyone who knows F&M knows that this character is the result of generous investment by our alumni, parents and friends. As an F&M alumnus, trustee and donor, I see the tremendous, collective value of this support on an ongoing basis.

Our investment in F&M has allowed the College to convene some of the nation’s top scholars and teachers—our faculty—and some of the nation’s most talented students. Our investment provides those students the tools they need to do extraordinary work in the laboratory, in the studio, in the classroom, on the field, court and wrestling mat—to become tomorrow’s leaders.

Through our gifts to the Franklin & Marshall Fund, we have taken great students and made the extraordinary possible for them.

All of us at F&M—students, faculty, staff, volunteers, trustees—are deeply grateful for what you have made possible.

Please make your gift in support of our 2014 – 2015 efforts today. It makes all the difference.


Raymond A. Sanseverino, Esq., ’68
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees Advancement Committee
Member, John Marshall Society