Phonathon is an annual program run by the Office of Institutional Advancement. Students are trained to call alumni, parents and friends of the College in order to build relationships and raise money for the Franklin Fund.
Why do students work for the Phonathon?
Students love Franklin College and want to help! They realize that by helping FC, they’re helping themselves. Last year, the Franklin Fund as a whole, of which the Phonathon is an important part, raised approximately $650 per student. Working the Phonathon gives students a chance to give something back to Franklin in a very tangible way, and to know that they are making a huge difference in the life of the College. It also lets them talk with more than 50 years’ worth of FC alumni, giving them a chance to learn about our school’s past, hear firsthand accounts of stories they never believed were true and possibly develop long-lasting relationships.
Why do people give to the Phonathon?
Alumni, parents and friends of Franklin College donate to help current students and to help support all that makes Franklin College a great institution:
- A strong liberal arts program
- A dedicated, accessible faculty
- A diverse, residential community
- A culture of social responsibility
- A great reputation as a community leader
Do Indiana telemarketing laws apply to the Phonathon?
No. Since Franklin College is a non-profit organization using college staff, telemarketing laws do not apply. Anyone who does not wish to receive a call is welcome to let us know by calling (317) 738-8043 or by sending an email to Marti Schrock email@example.com.