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

September 5, 2023

Common Hour Returns with New Format

Common Hour begins Sept. 7 and will resume weekly with the addition of a new Campus Hour program.

August 16, 2023

Closing the Gender Gap in Finance

Kriti Krishna '18 and Lia Tavarez '20 are working together to make investments more accessible for female entrepreneurs through HearstLab, a a venture fund for women-led startups.

August 4, 2023

Young Alum Startup Merges Art and Economics

Mark Marotta '21 launched Amparo in his senior year at F&M, a web platform for emerging and established fine artists to display original paintings in a virtual stage setting.