Supporting our Students

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Fostering intellect, creativity and character, and preparing tomorrow’s leaders to contribute meaningfully to their communities and their world; that’s what F&M has done for 233 years. That’s what is needed now more than ever. 

At times like these, it is understandable that each of us will support those things to which we are closest and that are most important to us. We believe our students are worth investing in.

Supporting students and fostering an environment where they can thrive has always been a value central to the F&M community. It’s important now, more than ever, for us to continue investing in the students of today and tomorrow.

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Student Hardship & Emergency Fund

F&M students are facing unforeseen hardships and financial hurdles as well. We are truly appreciative of anything you can do to support F&M students today. 

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From Now to Next

Your gifts make an immediate impact on Franklin & Marshall College: its students, faculty, campus and enduring legacy.  Make your gift today.

Learn how the Coronavirus Stimulus Package may affect your giving: The CARES Act.

 

Campaign Report 2019

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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Why We Give

Our reasons for supporting F&M are as individual as our own stories. Some gifts honor the past. Others build opportunity for the future. Together, we are F&M. 

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Fundraising Priorities

Through strategic investments in academic excellence, the campus experience, and support for every student every day, we can build on F&M’s greatest strengths. 

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Ways to Give

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

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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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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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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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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 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 2/24/2020

F&M Senior Develops Music Therapy for Premature Infants

Ania Luckiewicz ’20 desperately searched for a way to meld her major and minor – biology and musical performance – when she happened upon a musical therapy that helps infants born prematurely to...

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Story 10/4/2019

French Excavation Provides Hands-on Work for Anthropology...

Last spring, when Franklin & Marshall College junior Will DeLince asked his professors what an anthropology major does over the summer, their answer to him was “fieldwork.” They directed him to the...

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Story 11/22/2019

2019 Rouse Scholars Find Empowerment in Their Endowment

Deliberate and self-assured, Lydia Shaw and Glory Jacquat, Franklin & Marshall College’s newest Rouse Scholars, share powerful ideas about leadership and life as they sit in a quiet room at Martin...

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Story 2/21/2018

F&M Ranked Among The Top Producers of Fulbright Awards

Nine Franklin & Marshall alumni, working as Fulbright English Teaching Assistants in the world’s far-flung locations this year, have earned the College the distinction as a “top producer” of...

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Story 8/12/2020

Students Seek to Quantify Social Justice

How do you measure citywide social justice?  Two F&M students spent their summer doing just that. Senior Jill Ireland and junior Nithya Ramaswamy have collected data to create a Lancaster...

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Story 7/20/2020

Professor, Student Data Mine Terms of 1960s Media Theorist

More than 50 years ago, Marshall McLuhan’s work on media theory produced terms like “global village” and “tribalism,” which resonate today even more than in the 1960s.  

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