Sign Your Name Here
Our names hold great power. We're asking you to put your name behind a cause that’s life-defining.
This singular action—lending your own credibility to so worthy an
undertaking—has the power to alter history. In 1787, the same year he signed the U.S. Constitution, Benjamin Franklin offered his name to a new college in Lancaster and offered his founding benefaction.
The price of building great institutions is high, the outcomes historic, and leaders in these efforts—luminaries like Ben—are defined by their generosity and foresight.
Please be one of those leaders. Through your philanthropy, join the Benjamin Franklin Society today. Membership in the society begins and is maintained with annual gifts of $1,787 or more, commemorating the College’s founding year. If you'd prefer, you also have the option of breaking down your gift into monthly payments, starting at a rate of $149 per month.
Benjamin Franklin’s signature has transcended centuries, and his college has changed lives. Please put your name next to his.
For more information about the Benjamin Franklin Society, please contact Associate Director of Annual Giving Greg Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-358-4272. See below for special opportunities for membership for GOLD alumni.
Your Gifts in Action
Benjamin Franklin’s founding gift of £200 had impact exponentially greater than its monetary value. His generosity made innumerable opportunities possible for generations of students whose lives of purpose have transformed their communities and our world. Today, and every day, the gifts of Benjamin Franklin Society members shape students' futures in ways both immediate and as yet unknown. Here are some example of the amazing impact that leadership-level giving can have on F&M students' lives.
Where Your Gifts Made an Impact in Fiscal Year 2017 (7/1/16 - 6/30/17)
Benjamin Franklin Society donors are also listed on a special plaque (photo above) that is prominently displayed in the entrance to Steinman College Center. The plaque is updated each fiscal year to reflect current membership.
Graduates of the Last Decade, or GOLD alumni, are leaders, and contribute greatly to F&M's legacy. They are leaders, thinkers, and innovators at the beginning of their careers.
The Benjamin Franklin Society offers special opportunities for GOLD alumni to gain admittance to the society. Membership starts at $100 for each year post-graduation (see chart).
GOLD alumni receive the same benefits as other members of the society:
- The attention of a designated liaison
- Listing in the annual report of donors (view here)
- Special communications from the College
- Invitations to College events
Please consider joining the Benjamin Franklin Society with your gift today. You also have the option of breaking down your gift into monthly payments (see chart):
|Class of 2008||$84 per month|
|Class of 2009||$75 per month|
|Class of 2010||$67 per month|
|Class of 2011||$59 per month|
|Class of 2012||$50 per month|
|Class of 2013||$42 per month|
|Class of 2014||$34 per month|
|Class of 2015||$25 per month|
|Class of 2016||$17 per month|
|Class of 2017||$9 per month|
For more information about the Benjamin Franklin Society, please contact Associate Director of Annual Giving Greg Brown at email@example.com or 717-358-4272.
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