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

February 20, 2024

Record Number of Fulbrights Earns F&M a Top Producer Spot

For the seventh consecutive year, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program has named F&M a top-producing institution. Eleven recent graduates were awarded Fulbright fellowships in 2023, the highest number in F&M history.

February 14, 2024

Class of '89 Couple Finds Vibrant Community in Lancaster

When Claudia Mandarano Pace and Peter Pace ’89, P’20, P’22 graduated from Franklin & Marshall, they never would have imagined that their lives would bring them back to Lancaster years later, but that’s exactly what happened.

February 7, 2024

'A Perfect Match': Alumni Eye Surgeon on Returning to Lancaster

After graduating from Franklin & Marshall, Wenxin Wei ‘02 found himself on the other side of the country, studying a new form of eye surgery in California. Now, he’s back in Lancaster, helping legally blind patients see again.