F&M Women & Philanthropy: 50 for 50

F&M Women & Philanthropy: 50 for 50 is a tribute to the legacy of alumni who identify as women and is an endorsement of their role in F&M’s future.

Empowering Women Leaders for F&M's Future

Franklin & Marshall needs women leaders now more than ever before: As College leaders, acting as stewards for F&M today and for the decades ahead. As scholars, artists and researchers, asking questions that will shape business, define industry and celebrate culture. As emerging thinkers and agents of change, challenging each of us to do more and to do better.

Today, F&M is a more vibrant and enriching community thanks to the women who defied precedent and established our College as one that is stronger thanks to coeducation. Women have built upon an incredible tradition of academic excellence, propelling F&M to the top ranks of the nation’s greatest institutions.

In 1969, the first full class of women undergraduate first-year students enrolled at F&M, and in 2023 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation.

50 for 50 Women of 1973

"Franklin & Marshall women are leaders—they always have been, and they always will be. It’s up to us, as alumnae, to affirm the legacy of the women who went before us and to secure a strong future for the women who will follow in our footsteps."

- Kathy Hay Stine ’85

Celebrating Women Who Shape Our Story

Each F&M community member can point to a woman who inspired, challenged and celebrated them. This is the moment to consider the women in your F&M experience who are central to your personal story and to your relationship with our College. Alumni, parents, faculty, professional staff and friends who support F&M Women & Philanthropy: 50 for 50 are invited to make their gift commitments in honor of a woman who shaped their life story — faculty mentors, coaches, friends, family members and other alums. Honor those that came before us, those who stand beside us and those who will continue to shape the future of F&M.

Leadership Gifts

F&M Women & Philanthropy invites donors to give 50 Franklin & Marshall Fund commitments of $50,000 or more to honor an impactful woman in their life. Pledges may be scheduled over a five-year period.

Challenge Gifts

Build momentum for F&M Women & Philanthropy with a challenge gift, inspiring other women leaders to contribute. Challenges may range from $100,000 to more than $1 million.

"Women often have a very distinct relationship to philanthropy and a very different perspective on what it means to establish a legacy. The future of institutions as venerable as Franklin & Marshall depends on the support of those women and their commitment to an outstanding undergraduate experience."

—Kathy Quick Rosa ’92, P’25 

Make a Difference

Join us in affirming women philanthropists as central to F&M’s future. Learn more about how you can contribute to F&M Women & Philanthropy: 50 for 50 by contacting Amy Layman, associate vice president of external engagement, at 717-358-5800 or amy.layman@fandm.edu.