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Founders Society

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The Founders Society recognizes donors whose gifts to the College total $1,000,000 or more. Established in 1997, The Founders Society honors Benjamin Franklin as the first contributor to the College; his gift of £200 remains in the endowment today. Our most generous donors follow in Franklin’s footsteps and are inducted annually into the society. The College is deeply grateful to these donors for their unparalleled support of Franklin & Marshall College.

Honorary Members

George F. Bair
Frederick W. Biesecker
The Honorable James A. Buchanan
Benjamin Franklin Fackenthal, Jr.
Benjamin Franklin 
Frances Price, Ph.D. & Martin M. Harnish
William Uhler Hensel
John D. Meyer
Gen. John Watts de Peyster
Peter Wilhelm


Alumni & Friends of the F&M Academy
Ann Boyd Barshinger W'43
Rita Bonchek, Ph.D. P'91, H'10
Lawrence I. Bonchek, M.D. P'91, H'10
Susan C. Brooks P'98 & Robert J. Brooks, Sr. '66, P'98
Anne C. A. Currie & Robert D. Carl, Esq. '75
Arthur R. Clark, Jr.
Jack P. Cook, Jr. '74
Betty Ann & Dale F. Frey, L.H.D. '54
Maxine K. Gelhard P'74, '84 & James P. Gelhard '49, P'74
John McCullough Gibson
Janet F. Haas, M.D. P'11 & John O. Haas P'11
William R. Hutson
Mary B. Hyman W'47
Suzette Kneedler P'98 & Richard Kneedler, Ph.D. '65, P'98
Aaron J. Martin, Ph.D., Sc.D. '50
Mildred Martin
Virginia A. Phillips W'54
Mary Ann Poorbaugh P'84 & Karl W. Poorbaugh '51, P'84
Anna & Robert Roschel, M.D. '54
Andrew M. Rouse '49
Marjorie Seachrist W'52, P'79, P'91
Katherine Shadek P'72, P'81, G'05, G'06, G'11
Patricia A. & Andrew P. Steffan P'93
Judy S. Ware P'99 & Paul W. Ware '72
Honorable Marilyn W. Ware P'06
Patricia Ross Weis P'85 & Robert F. Weis P'85
Susan & Benjamin Winter '67
Carolyn W. & Robert S. Wohlsen '50


John Crain Kunkel Foundation
National Science Foundation
Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Pew Charitable Trusts
The John Frederick Steinman Foundation
Government Funds
The James Hale Steinman Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
The Charles A. Dana Foundation, Inc.

In Memoriam

Richard S. Barshinger '43
Paul J. Bickel, Esq. 1907
Elmer H. Bobst, L.H.D. '51
Estate of E. J. Countryman
Carmie L. Creitz '28
Fianna L. & Harold R. Diffenderffer '36
Paul W. Eyler, M.D. '34
J. Robert Fisher P'68, P'74
Adele W. Fox W'34
Sally Mather Gibson
Lucille M. & William M. Hackman '39
Estella E. & Neal O. Harris '29
Edwin M. & Helen Stahr Hartman
Elaine & Cameron Hawley
Leonora O. & J. Leon Herman 1906
Serena M. N. Hutchinson
Sigmund M. Hyman '47
Caroline S. & Lanious B. Keiper
Betty & Paul Kieffer 1901
Katherine S. & The Honorable John C. Kunkel, LL.D. '49
Reva D. & D. Lee Learn '25
Stephen Lesher Trust
Charles D. Martin
Jean T. Martin
Alexander Gardner Mercer
Blanche R. More
Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Mueller '21
Anna Ruth & J. Richard Nissley '35
Hugh M. North
James Pannebaker
Caroline Peart
Marian B. Peterson W'45
Thomas G. Phillips, III, L.H.D. '54
Frances & E. Paul Reiff 1903
Mary & Charles Santee
Robert W. Sarnoff, LL.D.
Robert L. Schaeffer, Jr. 1908
Ethel H. & William A. Schnader 1908
William E. Seachrist '52, P'79, P'91
Arthur J. Shadek P'72, P'81
Elizabeth R. & William G. Simeral, Ph.D., Sc.D. '48, G'99, G'01
Joseph L.K. Snyder 1904
Keith Spalding, L.H.D.
Mary Stage Worley & Earl D. Stage, M.D. '27
Mary B. & Henry P. Stager, LL.D. '32
Geraldine & Jacob W. Stutzman, M.D. '37
Julia & Clyde E. Thomas 1912
Helen Thurlow
Clara Ostheim Underwood
Joseph H. Walter '30
F. Lyman Windolph Trust
Clara Ostheim Underwood
Joseph H. Walter ’30