Giving

Donors inspire excellence at Franklin & Marshall College by supporting students, faculty and research that benefits the entire F&M community and beyond.

Day of Giving: March 19 - March 20

F&M's fifth annual Day of Giving takes place March 19 through March 20! We're counting on your support to reach our goal of 1,787 alumni, students, families, faculty, professional staff and friends of the College. Early giving is open now!
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Ways to Give

Give Online

Make a gift using a credit or debit card via our secure online payment system.

Recurring Giving

What is the Recurring Giving program?

The Recurring Giving program allows you to easily make your gift to the Franklin & Marshall Fund in regular installments from a credit card or checking/savings account.

How does the program help F&M?

Your recurring contributions provide the College with an ongoing, 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. These gifts are also "greener" by cutting down on paper, 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.

Recurring giving also allows you to make your yearly contribution at a leadership level, including participation in the Benjamin Franklin Society, because your gift is divided into more manageable monthly or quarterly increments. 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.

How can you participate in the program?
  • By Credit Card: For recurring gifts made via credit card, visit our secure giving page and select "I would like to repeat this gift." For monthly gifts, simply enter 12 for the number of payments and write "ongoing" in the special instructions box. You can also download, complete and return the Recurring Giving Authorization Form.
  • By Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT): For recurring gifts made via bank draft, complete the Recurring Giving Authorization Form and return it, along with a voided check or deposit slip, to:

    By Mail:
    Franklin & Marshall College
    Office of College Advancement
    Attn: Annual Giving
    P.O. Box 3003
    Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

    By Fax:
    717‐358‐4416

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

Questions?

If you have questions or would like to increase, decrease or terminate your recurring gift, please call 1-800-955-6654 or email gift.accounting@g34media.com.

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.

Give by Phone or Mail

You can make gifts via phone by calling our 24/7 secure credit card line at 1-800-955-6654.

You can also send a check made payable to “Franklin & Marshall College” to:

By U.S. mail:

Franklin & Marshall College
Office of College Advancement
Attn: Advancement Services
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

By FedEx, UPS or Courier Delivery:

Franklin & Marshall College
Office of College Advancement
Attn: Advancement Services
415 Harrisburg Ave.
Lancaster, PA 17603

Note: For FedEx, UPS and courier packages, the gift date is the date College staff signs for the package.

Gifts from IRA

Make a Smarter Donation

Franklin & Marshall College donors who are 70 ½ or older are eligible to make tax-free donations from their IRAs, known as Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD), regardless of whether or not they itemize deductions on their tax returns.

For more information or to initiate a gift, please visit our Gift Planning website.

Give by Wire Transfer

Please contact F&M Advancement Services at 1-800-955-6654 or by email at gift.accounting@g34media.com for detailed instructions regarding how to send funds via wire transfer.

Give Securities

Federal Tax #23-1352635

Your gifts of securities such as stocks, mutual fund shares or other appreciated assets can be a tax-efficient method for making a gift to Franklin & Marshall.

By the DTC Automated Stock Transfer System for DTC Eligible Securities

To transfer stock using the automated system, please give your broker the following information:

DTC# 0443
Pershing, LLC
For Credit to account #: N7M001475
Client account name: Franklin and Marshall College

Please call F&M Advancement Services at 1-800-955-6654 and tell us the name of the stock being transferred, the number of shares and where it is being transferred from (e.g., Merrill Lynch-Manhattan).

Give by Donor-Advised Fund

What is a donor-advised fund?

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is like a charitable savings account. When you make an irrevocable gift to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program, you get an immediate tax deduction and can recommend later how much and how often money is granted to F&M or other charities. 

How does it work?
  • Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program.
  • Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free).
  • Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice. 

If you choose to recommend a grant to F&M from your DAF, please ask the sponsoring organization to send checks made payable to “Franklin & Marshall College” to one of the following addresses.

By U.S. Mail to:

Franklin & Marshall College
Office of College Advancement
Attn: Advancement Services
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA  17604-3003

By FedEx, UPS & Courier Delivery to:

Franklin & Marshall College
Office of College Advancement
Attn: Advancement Services
415 Harrisburg Ave.
Lancaster, PA  17603

F&M’s federal tax identification number is 23-1352635.

For more information or to initiate a gift, please visit our Gift Planning website.

Give Matching Gifts

More than 8,000 companies offer corporate matching programs for their employees’ philanthropic interests. F&M recognizes donors for the sum of their contributions, plus matching gifts, received during the fiscal year.

Retirees, board members and spouses of employees may also be eligible for matching gift benefits. For more information, contact F&M Advancement Services at 1-800-955-6654.

Bequests

Planning for the future and creating the legacy you wish to leave is one of the most effective ways to ensure a lasting impact. Making a gift in your will or living trust, known as a bequest, can guarantee that your legacy endures. Your gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the remainder after all other provisions are specified.

For more information, please visit our Gift Planning website.

Designated Giving

Choose the area of support that matters most to you — or make a gift to where need is greatest and can provide immediate impact. Each gift, no matter the size, makes a difference at F&M.

Annual Giving

Every gift to the Franklin & Marshall Fund is vital to every aspect of the F&M student experience — supporting close student-faculty collaboration, energizing campus life, providing opportunities for learning and discovery and preparing students for life after college.

Athletics Advancement

Explore the various ways you can be a crucial part of our athletics journey toward continued success on and off the field.

Capital & Endowment Giving

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 experience. Your investment enhances the College’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate liberal education.

Corporate & Foundation Giving

Corporate and foundation grants are one of the most effective means of supporting education, research and scholarship so that F&M can continue to enhance the academic programming that distinguishes the College at the leading edge of liberal arts education.

Gift Planning & Bequests

Planned gifts, which include bequests via will, charitable gift annuities and trusts, and retirement plan beneficiary designations, offer an opportunity to be part of Franklin & Marshall College’s legacy, sustain the life and mission of the College and benefit you and your family all at the same time.

Giving and Recognition Societies

Franklin & Marshall College's Giving and Recognition Societies are a heartfelt testament to the generosity and support of the college's dedicated community. Through their unwavering commitment, these philanthropic partners uplift the college's mission, empower students, and enrich the campus experience.

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Embark on a journey with Alethia Batchelder, a senior animal behavior studies major from Wells, Maine. Her F&M journey is possible, in part, thanks to the support of the Arthur W. and Stella M. Choney Endowed Scholarship Fund. Join us in celebrating Alethia's commitment to education, her love for animals and the transformative power of scholarships in shaping bright futures.

College Advancement

Explore more about the Office of College Advancement, which comprises the Office of the Vice President, Development, Alumni Engagement, Annual Giving and Advancement Operations.
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The Impact of Philanthropy

July 26, 2023

F&M Appoints New Members to Board of Trustees

The Franklin & Marshall Board of Trustees voted to elect its newest members during the Board’s spring meeting. F&M is proud to welcome the following recently elected trustees, who began their terms on July 1.

June 20, 2023

A New Generation of F&M Philanthropists

Who are the next Franklin & Marshall benefactors? The members of the Student Giving Committee say: Look in the mirror. A total of 639 students contributed to fundraising efforts in the 2023...Learn how the Student Giving Challenge starts a habit of giving among current students and inspires investment in a brighter future for the college.

July 31, 2023

Rising Sophomore Puts Passion for Environment to Work at Summer Internship

Rising sophomore Anna Atticks is digging deep on environmental issues during her summer internship as a policy analyst, funded by the Schapiro-Cadwell Internship Endowment.