What is Senior Class Gift?
Senior Gift is a long-standing tradition where seniors ask their classmates to join them in making gifts to the College to create a lasting legacy and help future students at F&M, just as alumni support the current students with their generous gifts. Dollars are important, but participation and continuing the cycle of giving is the main goal.
Franklin & Marshall doesn't need my money!
Gifts made to the F&M Fund help the college in areas where it is most needed - supporting student and faculty research, enhancing technology, providing financial aid, etc. The cost of tuition does not cover every dollar to operate the College or educate every student. To ensure the best F&M experience for each student, support is always needed from students, staff, alumni, and friends of the College.
How do I make my gift?
The best way to help F&M is to make your gift online using a credit card. Not only does using a credit card reduce administrative costs but it also helps the enviroment! Online gifts may be made via our secure site at https://secure.fandm.edu/give or by calling our 24/7 secure credit card line at 800-955-6654.
Your Senior Gift can also be made using cash or check. You may deliver your gift to the Second Floor of College Square located on Harrisburg Avenue or mail your check, made payable to "Franklin & Marshall" to:
The Office of College Advancement
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
How can I make my gift in memory or in honor of someone?
Each senior who makes a contribution of at least $10 to the Class Gift will have the opportunity to give in honor or in memory of someone who is important to them. Once you make your gift, you will be contacted for further information regarding these special dedications. If you choose, a letter will be mailed to inform these individuals that a gift has been made to the Senior Gift in their honor.
What is the monthly giving program and how can I use it?
Enrolling in the program means you won't have to worry about writing and sending a check. Furthermore, the number of phone and mail reminders you receive from the College will decrease. Monthly contributions provide the College with an on-going, reliable source of funding while reducing our administrative costs which allows more of each gift to be used immediately to support Franklin & Marshall. Monthly gifts are also "greener" by cutting down on paper and gas and emissions produced by mailings.
For monthly gifts made via credit card, you can complete and return the Monthly Giving Authorization Form. Please return completed forms to Attn: Stefanie Tapper, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, by mail to Franklin & Marshall College Advancement - PO Box 3003 - Lancaster, PA 17604 or by fax to 717‐358‐4416.
A record of each gift will appear on your bank or credit card statement and you will receive an annual receipt from the College in January for your tax records.