College Advancement


College Advancement at F&M is dedicated to engaging with our alumni, parent and volunteer community; organizing and promoting programs that bring the F&M community together; securing and celebrating philanthropic support for F&M’s students, faculty, programs and initiatives; working with foundations, businesses and community organizations to pursue shared goals and to better our communities; and welcoming F&M students as they become alumni and begin a lifelong relationship as Diplomats Forever.

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Giving and Recognition Societies

Franklin & Marshall College's Giving and Recognition Societies are a heartfelt testament to the generosity and support of the college's dedicated community. Through their unwavering commitment, these philanthropic partners uplift the college's mission, empower students, and enrich the campus experience.

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Cynthia Gorman
Vice President for College Advancement


Cecelia L. Fritchman
Assistant to the Vice President for College Advancement


Amy T. Layman
Associate Vice President of External Engagement


Donna Pflum
Director of Alumni & Volunteer Engagement


Mary Ann M. Cooke, Esq.
Senior Director of Trusts, Estates, & Gift Planning


Katie Crowe Wood
Director of Parent and Athletic Advancement


Christine L. Kmieczak
Director of Class and Affinity Giving


Nathan Gismot
Director of Corporate, Foundation and Community Partnerships


News Feed

May 13, 2024

Class of 2024 Turns Tassels

A pandemic enveloped their earliest days of college in uncertainty. Four years later, members of the Class of 2024 have emerged as leaders and scholars.

May 12, 2024

Lux et Lex Walk Marks Milestone for Class of 2024

On the eve of Commencement, Franklin & Marshall’s graduating class took one final look at campus together during the Lux et Lex Walk.

May 6, 2024

Five Facts About Jason Cone ’99, Commencement Speaker

Get to know Jason Cone ’99, chief public policy officer of Robin Hood and former U.S. executive director of Doctors Without Borders.