Beyond giving, Franklin & Marshall alumni demonstrated their commitment to the College in numerous ways during the year. Alumni volunteers helped attract a record crowd of 1,200 for Reunion 2013 in June, where F&M celebrated the culmination of its yearlong 225th anniversary celebration. The College also honored distinguished alumni for their service to F&M and their professional accomplishments.
Alumni volunteers helped organize homecoming & Family Weekend in October 2012, which drew more than 2,800 attendees, as well as 70 regional alumni chapter events around the country that drew more than 3,100 attendees during the course of the year.
Alumni served as professional mentors to students and fellow graduates in increasing numbers through the College’s Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development, which launched in the 2012–13 year. Alumni likewise are an integral part of the Franklin & Marshall Admission Network (FAN), a new initiative also launched in 2012. Through FAN, alumni and parent volunteers supplement the work of F&M admissions staff by serving as ambassadors for the College, staffing recruitment fairs, talking to high school guidance counselors, and interviewing and engaging with prospective students.