Volunteer Opportunities

The combined generosity, goodwill and hard work of our volunteer alumni, parents and friends make us what we are today. We are forever grateful for your support.

Ways to Volunteer

Reunion Partners

New for this year, our Reunion Partners replace the former Reunion Committee structure. With this restructured group, we will have one single committee consisting of members of all classes celebrating their reunion this year. This single committee takes the pressure off individual committees and will allow for increased information sharing, interaction among alumni, and collaboration with all reunion classes.

If you want to connect with our Reunion Partners, please contact Donna Pflum Director of Alumni and Volunteer Engagement at 717-358-4266 or donna.pflum@fandm.edu.

Franklin & Marshall Admission Network (FAN)

Join the Franklin & Marshall Admission Network (FAN) and serve as an ambassador for the College, build community among past, present and future students and parents of F&M and promote the benefits of an F&M education to prospective students and their parents (no matter where you live). 

Ready to join?
To participate in the FAN network and help with our recruitment efforts, please complete this form.

Already a volunteer?

Meet the FAN Board (below), get to know your Regional Team Leaders (below) or login to your FAN portal here.

Want to learn more?

Contact FAN Manager, Mary Manacher '81, at (717)-358-4619 or mary.manacher@fandm.edu.

Follow FAN on Twitter, Facebook, or Linkedin.

Meet the FAN Board

We are grateful to our FAN Board members for their dedication and service to the College and its prospective students. Current Board members are listed below: 
  • Claudia Pace '89 P'20 P'22
  • Robert Schlossberg '79, P'14, Chair
  • John Greene '99
  • Catherine Jasons '76
  • Weston Fillman '11
  •  Peter Landau '90 P'20
  • Sam Schmader '12
  • Eileen Ellis '95
  • Kimberly Herder '10 

Meet Your Regional Team Leaders
Each Regional Team Leader (RTL) organizes the volunteers for their respective region(s). We are grateful to each of our RTLs for making the work of FAN possible. Regional Team Leaders for our 37 regions are listed below:

New York (Upstate)

Leader: Margaret Quinn

New York Metro 3 (Manhattan)
New York Metro 2 (Bronx)
New York Metro 1 (Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens)
Would you like to be an RTL for these regions? 

Contact Leader: Mary Manacher '81

New York (Long Island)
Leader: Kimberly Herder '10

New York (Westchester & Rockland Counties)
Leader: Mary Manacher '81

Southern New Jersey
Leader: Lisa Cohen P'19 P'23

Central New Jersey
Leader: Christi Cayea '98

Bergen County, NJ
Leader: Richard ("Chip") Murphy '84

Northern New Jersey
Leader: Mollie Van Horne '77

Eastern Maryland
Leader: Tran Doan '18

Western Maryland
Leader: Tran Doan '18

Western Pennsylvania
Leader: Justin Herbert '09

Central Pennsylvania (Including Lancaster County)
Leader: Bill Curtis '61 

Chester & Montgomery Counties, PA
Leader: Catherine Jasons '76

Leader: Austin Williams '07

Pacific Northwest
Leader: Lisa Lehman '01

Northern CA
Leader: West Fillman '11

Southern CA
Position Open

Leader: Lynda Shely '83

Position Open

Leader: Lisa Brooks '85

South Central Coast
Leader: Jessica Stein '08

Miami & Puerto Rico
Position Open

Northern Florida
Leader: Michell Lui '04

Northern Mid-West
Leader: Peter Landau '90 P'20

Leader: Peter Landau '90 P'20

The Virginias
Leader: Eileen Ellis '95

DC, Arlington & Alexandria
Leader: Laurie Barth '12 & Sam Schmader '12

New England
Position Open

Leader: Peter Landau '90 P'20

Western Mass
Position Open

Western Connecticut
Position Open

Eastern Connecticut
Position Open

Northeastern PA
Leader: Katharine Gross '10

Delaware County & Delaware
Leader: Justin Herbert '09

South Central PA
Leader: Ilknur Sancak-Marusa '94

Regional Volunteers

Assist F&M alumni, parents and friends across the globe in building lifelong relationships with each other and with the College, share enriching experiences with other members of the F&Mily and stay connected with the life of F&M. Learn more about how you can get involved! Contact Jenn Gallagher, assistant director of alumni relations, at 717-358-4792 or jenn.gallagher@fandm.edu if you have any questions about this program.

Peer-to-Peer Volunteers

Peer-to-Peer Volunteers play a crucial role in connecting their classmates to F&M and making giving personal. These volunteer-advocates:
  • Act by making their own gift to the Franklin & Marshall Fund
  • Share with others why they give, and then
  • Kindly invite others to join them in philanthropy
Their efforts to engage alumni through their investments — of any size — support a long tradition of alumni giving. In addition, they play a strong role in promoting key College news and planning reunion events for True Blue Weekend.

If you are interested in serving F&M in this way, please contact Director of Class and Affinity Giving Christine Kmieczak at 717-358-4795 or christine.kmieczak@fandm.edu.

Leadership Council

Franklin & Marshall's Leadership Council is a group of approximately 100 prominent and influential Franklin & Marshall alumni, parents and friends of the College. Invited participants serve as knowledgeable and generous advocates for the College by providing the president and the Board of Trustees with invaluable advice and service on matters affecting the general academic strategy of the College and its long-term market position and financial strength.

Member Responsibilities

Leadership Council typically holds one-day meetings on campus in the spring and in the fall, in addition to occasional regional meetings throughout the year.

We may also ask members to undertake ad hoc assignments related to their areas of expertise or to host special events in their communities.

Members of Leadership Council include Franklin & Marshall among their most important philanthropic interests during their period of service. Members should be willing to support the Franklin & Marshall Fund at a leadership level of $5,000 or more per year and to invest at some level in at least one of our current fundraising priorities. We are grateful for the loyalty and leadership demonstrated by our council members.

If you would like to learn more about F&M's Leadership Council, contact Director of Major Gifts Kristen Krista, kkrista@fandm.edu.

Key Diplomats

Key Diplomats are critical to fostering excellence in Franklin & Marshall athletics by cultivating loyalty among alumni, student-athletes, families and friends and securing the volunteer and financial support necessary for sustaining the caliber of F&M's athletic programs.

As alumni and parent representatives, Key Diplomats reach out to other alumni and parents to promote team events, coordinate tailgates and other community activities, liaise with the Diplomatic Athletic Club (DAC), work with coaches to provide meaningful experiences for F&M's student-athletes and raise awareness and financial support from alumni, parents and friends.

Each athletic program is served by at least two alumni representatives and parent representatives. Key Diplomats convene once a year to share best practices and learn about athletic initiatives.

If you are interested in participating in the Key Diplomat program, contact Director of Athletic Advancement Katie Crowe Wood at 717-358-4834 or katie.wood.@fandm.edu.

Share an Opportunity with Diplomats

Do you want to connect with current F&M students and recent graduates? Whether you’re sharing an internship, a part-time job, a fellowship, or an opportunity for a full-time career, there are several ways you can help launch an F&M student or recent graduate toward success. To get in touch about your exciting opportunity, please contact Stephanie Williams, director of employer and community partnership.

Parents Council

The Franklin & Marshall College Parents Council is a group of prominent and influential parents of current F&M students who are invited by the College to join the council. These members of the Franklin & Marshall community serve as knowledgeable and generous advocates for the mission of the College through engagement and service. The Board of Trustees, the president and other members of the College’s senior management team rely on these appointed parent leaders as thought partners on issues of strategic importance in higher education and on matters affecting the long-term market position, culture and financial strength of Franklin & Marshall College. The efforts of members of the Parents Council help to enhance the living and learning experiences for all current and future F&M students.

Member Responsibilities

Parents Council traditionally holds one-day meetings on campus in the fall (typically during True Blue Weekend) and spring (usually in April). We ask that members make every effort to attend the on-campus meetings. 

These biannual meetings take shape around an agenda that includes administrative updates, conversation with President Altmann, presentations from faculty, students, coaches and campus leaders, dialogue around key issues on campus and time to visit socially with fellow council members. Robust attendance and active participation enhance the experience for all council members and help to ensure the College can benefit from the collective insight of the entire council.

In addition, council members may be asked to undertake ad hoc assignments related to their areas of expertise or connections they may have with key potential partners.

We further ask that members of Parents Council demonstrate philanthropic leadership by including Franklin & Marshall among their most important charitable priorities during their period of service.  Members should be willing to support the Franklin & Marshall Fund at a leadership level annually and to consider investing at some level in at least one of our current priorities. We are grateful for the dedication and leadership demonstrated by our council members.

If you are interested in joining the Parents Council, contact Director of Parent and Athletic Advancement Katie Crowe Wood at 717-358-4834 or katie.wood@fandm.edu.

Day of Giving Ambassadors

Day of Giving at F&M is a philanthropic effort fueled exclusively by students, alumni, parents, families, faculty, staff and friends of the college. Day of Giving ambassadors are integral to the success of this annual initiative.

We know our volunteers' time is valuable. We ask only that you plan to attend one informational meeting in advance of Day of Giving, and then give of your time DURING Day of Giving whenever it works within your schedule. The time you spend does make a difference! Your outreach and/or social media posts expand the College’s reach exponentially.

If you are interested in helping and making an impact on F&M, please contact Director of Alumni & Volunteer Engagement Donna Pflum at dpflum@fandm.edu.

Night of Networking

At the beginning of the spring semester each year, the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD), Alumni Engagement, the Alumni Association Board, African American Alumni Council, LGBTQ Alumni Council and first-year, sophomore, junior and senior class leadership sponsor F&M’s hallmark alumni-student networking event designed to launch lasting connections among Diplomats around the world. Reconnect with classmates, while sharing your story and networking experience with current students.

Check back soon to register!