Franklin Fund - Top Reasons
- Tuition and fees provide less than half of the actual cost of educating a Franklin College student. The Franklin Fund is one of the few sources of income bridging the gap between what tuition provides and the total operating budget. Generous support strengthens the Franklin experience for all students.
- More than 90% of all students will receive some type of financial aid this year. The College made this commitment in response to an increased need for assistance by families, and to make Franklin as competitive as possible in recruiting the most academically qualified students regardless of their financial circumstances. This investment has resulted in an improvement of the academic profile of incoming classes; however, the increase in financial aid has an impact on the College’s resources.
- Alumni giving serves as the measure by which corporations and foundations rate alumni involvement. This is a major consideration when making major gifts to colleges and universities.
- College guidebooks such as Baron’s and U.S. News and World Report use alumni giving participation rates as the sole criterion to rate alumni satisfaction when completing overall institutional quality ratings. To move up in the rankings, and thus attract more good students, we must increase our alumni participation rate.
- It’s effective: a Franklin Fund gift of $1,000 can have the same immediate impact as an endowed gift of $20,000.
- The Franklin Fund benefits FC students of all eras, increasing Franklin’s stature as a college with a national reputation that helps increase the value of all Franklin College diplomas.
- Contributing to the Franklin Fund affirms your commitment to Franklin College and its mission.
- One student, educated at Franklin College, can positively affect the lives of thousands.
We invite you to celebrate our strong tradition of liberal arts learning, and to make an investment in the future of Franklin College.
Click here to make a gift to the Franklin Fund online.