College Advancement


College Advancement at F&M is dedicated to engaging with our alumni, parent and volunteer community; organizing and promoting programs that bring the F&M community together; securing and celebrating philanthropic support for F&M’s students, faculty, programs and initiatives; working with foundations, businesses and community organizations to pursue shared goals and to better our communities; and welcoming F&M students as they become alumni and begin a lifelong relationship as Diplomats Forever.

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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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Cynthia Gorman
Vice President for College Advancement


Cecelia L. Fritchman
Assistant to the Vice President for College Advancement


Amy T. Layman
Associate Vice President of External Engagement


Donna Pflum
Director of Alumni & Volunteer Engagement


Mary Ann M. Cooke, Esq.
Senior Director of Trusts, Estates, & Gift Planning


Katie Crowe Wood
Director of Parent and Athletic Advancement


Christine L. Kmieczak
Director of Class and Affinity Giving


Nathan Gismot
Director of Corporate, Foundation and Community Partnerships


News Feed

July 18, 2024

Success Beyond F&M: ‘I Owe a Lot to the Foundation I Built at F&M’

At F&M, Maggie Corson ’23 studied public health on the sociology track. Today, Corson is pursuing a master’s of science in health and the public interest at Georgetown University. “My master's program has been an incredibly rewarding experience, and I owe a lot of that to the foundation I built at F&M,” she said.

July 12, 2024

Two Alumni Earn Prestigious Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Lam Tran ’21 and Munahil Sultana ’24 will begin their careers in global diplomacy this fall through the prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program.

July 11, 2024

Success Beyond F&M: ‘I Am So Thankful That 17-Year-Old Me Decided to Attend F&M’

Sydney Dzenutis ’23 has been busy gaining professional experience in the sports world with the Columbus Crew, Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Orioles. "F&M helped further not only my basic knowledge of the business world, but also honed my ability to take on new challenges, learn on the fly and use multiple perspectives to solve problems," Dzenutis said.