F&M's Volunteers are Invaluable

  • Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.
"Your engagement enhances the lives of students and faculty, and your volunteerism sets a standard for leadership."
President Daniel R. Porterfield

April 24, 2017

Dear F&M Friend:

I am writing to thank you for your generous service as a volunteer for Franklin & Marshall College.

The F&M community flourishes when our volunteers extend their resources and time to recruit and mentor talented students, lead alumni chapters around the country and world, and help grow our resources for the fulfillment of our mission as a leading national liberal arts college. Your engagement enhances the lives of students and faculty, and your volunteerism sets a standard for leadership.

Your service also elevates the education of every F&M student, as they strive to create their own learning opportunities and become the thinkers, innovators, and changemakers of the next generation. 



Their achievements are enlarged by your commitment to their education—whether they are partnering with faculty members to conduct research, creating organizations to solve societal problems, traveling abroad to explore new cultures, or competing at top levels for national recognition and honors.

Your contributions inspire the very spirit of an F&M education, as you demonstrate a continued investment in learning, sustain the traditions of our long history, and work to raise our national profile of academic excellence and innovation. We are a stronger F&M community because of the assets and perspectives that each volunteer brings to our mission as a liberal arts college—and as an invaluable model of education in American society.

Thank you, again, for representing our institution with pride and integrity, and for helping to shape the enduring legacy of Franklin & Marshall College.

All the best,

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D.


Dear F&M Volunteers

Franklin & Marshall relies on the generous contributions of its alumni, parents and friends to support the development of campus and regional events and enrich the F&M community. Beyond giving, Franklin & Marshall alumni demonstrate their commitment to the College through their volunteer efforts and their willingness to serve as professional mentors to students and fellow graduates during the course of each year. The pages in this section provide information on the many ways to contribute to the mission of the College and enhance the experiences of its outstanding students. We are forever grateful for the dedication and generosity of our alumni, parents and friends.

Ways to Volunteer

Alumni Association Board

Support the mission of F&M's Alumni Association by working with other volunteers to develop strategies for engaging every alumnus and alumna with each other and with the life of the College.

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Alumni Chapter Volunteers

Assist F&M alumni, parents and friends across the globe in building lifelong relationships with each other and with the College, share enriching experiences with other members of the F&Mily and stay connected with the life of F&M.

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Franklin & Marshall Admission Network (FAN)

Serve as an ambassador for the College,  build community among past, present and future students and parents of F&M and promote the benefits of an F&M education to prospective students and their parents (no matter where you live).

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Ware Institute for Civic Engagement

Provide transformative experiential learning opportunities (internships, volunteer opportunities and community-based learning experiences) that empower students to make a positive impact within their local and global communities. 

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True Blue Corps

Help promote excitement about Franklin & Marshall College and engage alumni who act as ambassadors for F&M in their everyday lives.

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Key Diplomats

Help foster excellence in Franklin & Marshall athletics by cultivating loyalty among alumni, student-athletes, families and friends and securing the volunteer and financial support necessary for sustaining the caliber of F&M's athletic programs. 

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Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development

Help the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development (OSPGD) prepare students for their lives and careers beyond college by mentoring students, offering student internships, or hosting a student extern. 

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Peer-to-Peer Volunteers

Serve a crucial role within the College and your class by making gifts to the Franklin & Marshall Fund each year and encouraging classmates to join you in contributing to the fund.

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Reunion Volunteers

Enhance this milestone celebration by getting involved in any number of ways, from extending personal invitations to alumni, to greeting visiting alumni, providing directions to event locations, handing out tickets to events and more. 

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Parents Council

Parents who are invited to join the council serve the mission of the College through engagement, service and advocacy on matters affecting the long-term market position, culture and financial strength of the College.

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Leadership Council

Members of the council are invited to join and serve as advocates for the College by providing the President and Board of Trustees with assistance on matters affecting the general academic strategy of the College and its long-term market position and financial strength. 

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