Making a Difference

The power of the liberal arts comes in many forms—the influence of positive change, the joy of creation, the exhilaration of discovery—just to name a few. Our supporters embrace the power to change lives with the gifts they choose to make, and we are grateful. 
  • Graphic from the Annual Report of Giving FY18

By The Numbers

  • Financial Date from the Annual Report of Giving 2017-2018

* Regional chapter and large campus events

Overall Giving  

  • Graphic of data from the Annual Report of Giving FY18.
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Overall Giving 

  • Graphic from the Annual Report of Giving FY18

Franklin & Marshall Fund Giving

Immediate Impact

8,146 donors gave to the College through the Franklin & Marshall Fund, together contributing $4,351,538. 
Franklin & Marshall Fund: 
Giving by Designation 
  • Graphic from the Annual Report of Giving FY18
Leadership - The Benjamin Franklin Society: Celebrating alumni who contribute $1,787 or more annually, emulating the leadership of Benjamin Franklin, who in 1787 lent his name and  £200 founding
contribution to a new college
in Lancaster, Pa.

737 alumni, parents and friends answered the call to leadership, joining the Benjamin Franklin Society. Membership in the society connotes innovation and drive, and rightly so; our founding patron, Benjamin Franklin, led in a way that inspires each of us, every day. 

F&M has assumed national leadership on issues critical to the future of higher education, our nation's welfare, and our society itself. 

Fufilling the promise of this leadership requires, in turn, philanthropic leadership. Thank you for assuming it.
 

Loyalty - The 1787 Society: 
Celebrating alumni who have given to the College in two or more consecutive years.  
  • Graphic from the Annual Report of Gifts FY18

Giving by Designation

Financial Aid 

  • Graphic from the Annual Report of Giving FY18.
Alumni, parents and friends contributed $7.4 million for financial aid. 

Athletics

  • Graphic from the Annual Report of Giving FY18.
2,435 donors contributed $778,494 to F&M athletics via the Diplomat Athletic Club (DAC). Both are the highest in F&M history. 

Other Ways to Give

Gift Planning

Through deferred giving, members of the William A. Schnader Society invest in Franklin & Marshall's future, guaranteeing that the needs of our students and the College will be met for many years to come.  
  • Graphic from the Annual Report of Giving FY18.

Endowment

Established and maintained primarily by your contributions, the endowment fosters financial stability, leadership, and opportunities for today's and tomorrow's students.  
  • Graphic from the Annual Report of Giving FY18.
  • Graphic from the Annual Report of Giving FY18.
 *Percentages refer to Pooled Endowment (named funds).