The Key to Athletic Success

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Key Diplomats are critical to fostering 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.

As alumni and parent representatives, Key Diplomats reach out to other alumni and parents to promote team events, coordinate tailgates and other community activities, liaise with the Diplomatic Athletic Club (DAC), work with coaches to provide meaningful experiences for F&M's student-athletes, and raise awareness and financial support from alumni, parents and friends.

Each athletic program is served by at least two alumni representatives and parent representatives. Key Diplomats convene once a year to share best practices and learn about athletic initiatives.

If you are interested in participating in the Key Diplomat program, contact Director of Athletic Advancement Katie Crowe Wood at (717)358-4834 or