The Campaign for F&M 
President Barbara K. Altmann - Now to Next
Your gifts make an immediate impact on Franklin & Marshall College: its students, faculty, campus and enduring legacy.  Make your gift today.

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Campaign Report 2020

Through the support of parents and alumni, donors and volunteers, Franklin & Marshall College continues to improve, for today and tomorrow. Together, we rise—from now to next. 

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We’d love to hear any questions you have about the campaign. We have a number of staff who are supporting different aspects of the campaign and are ready to take your questions.  For more information, visit this page for a list of contacts.

Advancing Academic Excellence

The continued distinction of a powerful F&M education hinges on the caliber of our students and their faculty.  

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Strengthening an Extraordinary Student Experience

We will invest in initiatives that connect our stellar curriculum to creative and influential learning opportunities beyond the classroom.   

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Supporting Every Student Every Day

This campaign makes an unprecedented commitment to the Franklin & Marshall Fund to enhance the College’s tradition of excellence for every student every day.  

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 The Impact of Your Gifts

Your gifts make an immediate impact on Franklin & Marshall College — on its students, faculty, campus and enduring legacy.

This includes both gifts designated for a particular cause and unrestricted gifts to the Franklin & Marshall Fund. Every gift to the Franklin & Marshall Fund is vital to every aspect of the F&M student experience — supporting close student-faculty collaboration, energizing campus life, extending financial aid to talented students, expanding programs for student-athletes, promoting ongoing opportunities for learning and discovery, and preparing students for life after college. The fund provides the resources necessary to sustain the College and its mission of excellence in undergraduate education.

The stories below speak to just some of the tremendous impacts of our donors' generosity and the collective power of this essential fund. Support F&M students by making your gift today.

 

Story 6/2/2021

‘I’m So Grateful to Receive This Education and Have It...

Mackenzie Blackwell ’21 wants to “give a voice to people who slip through the cracks.” Discover how financial aid opened doors and supported her dream of pursuing judicial activism, rights-oriented...

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Story 10/14/2021

Research Fair: Senior Studies Hope, Solidarity and Cognition

Senior Maceo Whatley turned to philosophy when experiment-based psychology “just didn't leave me with the kind of answers I wanted,” he said.

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Story 11/10/2021

From Alaska to Lancaster: A Student’s Journey

From racing in the Iditarod to examining Alaska's museum archives, senior Ashley Guernsey holds a unique knowledge of the state's topographical, historical and religious landscape.

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Meet our Donors 
Story 7/30/2021

Alumni Gifts Support Black Cultural Center

"Place can matter." H. Art Taylor, Esq., ’80 is a firm believer in that principle. It’s the motivation for recent gifts from multiple donors toward Black Cultural Center renovations.

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Story 5/10/2021

Parents Donate Photographs Worth More Than $2.5 Million to...

It's been said a photo is worth a thousand words—but some are worth much more. Dr. Stephen Nicholas and wife, Eileen—parents of twin alumni—donated photographs worth over $2.5 million to the Phillips...

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Story 4/29/2021

‘Here We Live, Here We Grow’

 Franklin & Marshall College celebrates the dedication of the fifth and newest College House and its benefactors, Robert ‘54 and Anna Roschel. 

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Ways to Give

Annual Giving

Every gift to the Franklin & Marshall Fund is vital to every aspect of the F&M student experience—supporting close student-faculty collaboration, energizing campus life, providing opportunities for learning and discovery, and preparing students for life after college.

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Capital & Endowment Giving

Capital and endowed gifts provide a reliable source of income that allows the College to continue investing in the excellence of its campus, faculty and student experience. Your investment enhances the College’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate liberal education.

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Gift Planning & Bequests

Planned gifts, which include bequests via will, charitable gift annuities and trusts, and retirement plan beneficiary designations, offer an opportunity to be part of Franklin & Marshall College’s legacy, sustain the life and mission of the College and benefit you and your family all at the same time. 

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Corporate & Foundation Giving

Corporate and foundation grants are one of the most effective means of supporting education, research and scholarship so that F&M can continue to enhance the academic programming that distinguishes the College at the leading edge of liberal arts education.  

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How to Give

Many donors find it easiest to make gifts online, whereas other donors may have more complex assets to donate or may prefer to make a gift in other ways. Please consult this list to find the option that works best for you. Thank you for your support!

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Please be mindful of the following dates when planning your end-of-year giving.