Monthly Giving FAQs

What is the Monthly Giving program?

The Monthly Giving program allows donors to easily make their gift to the Franklin & Marshall Fund in regular monthly installments from a credit card or checking/savings account.

How does the program help F&M?

Monthly contributions provide the College with an on-going, reliable source of funding. Gifts made through this program reduce our administrative costs and allow more of each gift to be used immediately to support Franklin & Marshall's top priorities. Monthly gifts are also "greener" by cutting down on paper and gas and emissions produced by mailings.

How does the program help you?

Enrolling in the program means you won't have to worry about writing and sending a check, and the number of phone and mail reminders you receive from the College will decrease. If you choose to allow deductions to continue from year to year, you will be counted among F&M's most loyal and valued donors and be recognized for your participation in this program in the Annual Report of Gifts.

Monthly Giving also allows you to make your yearly contribution at a leadership level because your gift is divided into manageable monthly increments. Please consider joining The Benjamin Franklin Society at the following levels. Monthly amounts may need to be adjusted during the first year if enrollment begins after July to ensure the desired giving level is achieved. The College's fiscal year is July 1-June 30. 

Giving Level Monthly Contribution     Yearly Amount
Keiper Council $148.92 $1,787
Distler Council $208.34 $2,500
Hartman Council $416.67 $5,000
Goethean Council $833.34 $10,000
Diagnothian Council     $2,083.34 $25,000
Old Main Council $4,166.67 $50,000


GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade), especially, can benefit from this program, joining The Benjamin Franklin Society at the following gift amounts.

Graduation Year Monthly Contribution      Yearly Amount
10th Reunion $83.34 $1,000
9 years ago $75.00 $900
8 years ago $66.67 $800
7 years ago $58.34 $700
6 years ago $50.00 $600
5th Reunion $41.67 $500
4 years ago $33.34 $400
3 years ago $25.00 $300
2 years ago $16.67 $200
1 year ago  $8.34 $100

How can you participate in the program?

By Credit Card

For monthly gifts made via credit card, visit our secure giving page and select "I would like to repeat this gift". For continuing gifts, simply enter 12 for number of payments and write "ongoing" in the special instructions box. You can also download, complete and return the Monthly Giving Authorization Form at the bottom of this page.

By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) - For monthly gifts made via bank draft, complete the Monthly Giving Authorization Form at the bottom of this page and return it, along with a voided check or deposit slip, to:

By Mail:

Attn: Gift Accounting
Franklin & Marshall College Advancement
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604

By Fax:


A record of each gift will appear on your bank or credit card statement and you will receive an annual receipt from the College in January for your tax records.

Sign and send your Monthly Giving enrollment form and guarantee your support for F&M every year!


If you have questions or would like to increase, decrease or terminate your monthly giving, please call 1-800-955-6654 or email

Please remember to contact the College when you close accounts, change banks or get an updated expiration date for your credit card. Thank you for your support of this great institution.