We Are F&M
In Fiscal Year 2016-2017 our community rallied behind the College and our students.
*Regional chapter and large campus events
“Our gifts benefit many, many areas of the College -- academics, athletics, student life and more. Each of these is essential, but it is their combined impact that allows F&M to sustain what makes it exceptional. The Franklin & Marshall Fund, a collective effort itself, provides the College the means and flexibility to prepare tomorrow’s leaders and to separate itself from the pack. THANK YOU very much for lending your support to our great college.”
- RAY SANSEVERINO ’68
NATIONAL CHAIR, FRANKLIN & MARSHALL FUND
“I’m the first in my family to go to college, so I didn’t have a distinct vision for what it meant to study in the liberal arts, but I knew that there would be opportunities for me to grow as an individual … I’m so grateful to know that there are people who are invested in my education.”
- ELISHA THOMAS ’19
FANNY & FRANCIS FEASTER SCHOLARSHIP, GROFF & WILKINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, ROBERT & WILLIAM SHARRAR SCHOLARSHIP
“F&M gave me incredible opportunities. Most notably, during the summer after my junior year, I was given a grant from the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development to live in New York City and intern at an interactive audio production startup. I was able to live and work in New York for three months, and made connections that could potentially land me a job after graduation.”
- ZACHARY EZICKSON ’17
Areas of Focus
“Tap into what you know about yourself, and let that guide your style of leadership.”
- JAEL LEWIS ’19 (left)
ROUSE SCHOLAR, POSSE SCHOLAR, BLACK STUDENT UNION PRESIDENT, DANCE COMPANY EXECUTIVE BOARD, BROOKS COLLEGE HOUSE ADVISER
“The best way to describe this scholarship is life-changing. I’ve always wanted to help my family support my college education.”
- TYLER SCHUBERT ’19
ROUSE SCHOLAR, PRE-MED, DIPLOMAT FOOTBALL TIGHT END
Dedicated Oct. 21, 2017, and christened with a 56-0 victory over Dickinson football, Shadek Stadium provides an extraordinary new home for Diplomat football, men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse -- and a gathering space for the entire F&M community. Since 2012, philanthropic contributions totaling $15.1 million (and counting) have made its creation possible.
Inspired by the generosity of Larry Shadek ’72, P’05, P’06 and the Shadek Family Foundation, whose $5 million gift launched the effort, alumni, parents and friends have dedicated their efforts to those who have helped forge leaders through athletic achievement: Diplomat football former head coaches Tom Gilburg, Bob Curtis and George Storck; former defensive coordinator Al Brooks; former defensive line coach Glenn Adamire; former athletic trainer Chuck Taylor; and former men’s lacrosse coach Ross Sachs.
For a full Shadek Stadium donor listing, more information about the stadium and ongoing fundraising efforts, and a commemorative video, please visit fandm.edu/stadium.
Class of ’67 reunites, makes history
The Class of 1967 came together in June to celebrate its 50th reunion. A study in lifelong success, members of the class marked the beginning of their sixth decade since graduating by setting a record for reunion giving and capturing the President’s Cup. Nearly half contributed to a $2.3 million class gift, the largest 50th reunion gift in the College’s history. Driving their success? Leadership, teamwork, and extraordinary effort -- characteristics of F&M students and alumni, transcending eras and generations.
The class saw these same traits emerge in the Class of 2012, which celebrated its 5th reunion this year. Last spring, members of the Class of ’67 issued the Class of 2012 a challenge; reunite, celebrate connections, take up the torch, and pave the way for future F&M alumni. The Class of 2012 responded with hundreds of members engaging in the life of F&M through participation, volunteerism and philanthropy.