Building a College

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Building upon Franklin & Marshall’s standing as a national liberal arts college of exceptional merit requires extensive resources. 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 opportunities. These investments enhance the College’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate liberal education by supporting financial aid for talented students of modest means, the recruitment of a diverse, international student body and extraordinarily talented faculty, the expansion of resources for student-athletes, collaborative research opportunities for faculty and students, and the ongoing beautification and expansion of F&M’s historic campus through brick and mortar projects.

Capital and endowed gifts can be unrestricted or designated for a specific purpose. Regardless of how you choose to give, your generosity makes a tremendous impact on the life of the College.

To learn more about capital and endowment giving, contact Campaign Director and Principal Gifts Officer Bruce Balestier at (717) 358-4796 or

Endowed Scholarships

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Through the generosity of alumni and friends of the College, endowed awards and scholarships allow students to enhance their College experience in a variety of ways. Endowed scholarships support Franklin & Marshall students both during their tenure at F&M and after graduation by enabling groundbreaking student research, graduate studies and ongoing opportunities for learning and discovery. We are indebted to these charitable donors for their role in distinguishing Franklin & Marshall as a college that offers exceptional opportunities for knowledge creation and discovery.

Shadek Stadium

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As F&M Athletics looks to the future, it also looks toward newly acquired ground north of the established campus, where it hopes to write the next chapters of football and lacrosse success in Shadek Stadium. To learn more about the campaign for Shadek Stadium, head here