Totem Pole Playhouse recipient of F&M Trust support


Ray Ficca (center) accepts a check to the Totem Pole Playhouse for

$25,000 from F&M Trust’s Martha Walker and Bill Snell, representing

the bank’s pledge to the theater.


(Chambersburg, PA) F&M Trust pledged $25,000 to The Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania’s premiere professional summer theatre, during the theatre’s recent public appeal to raise $250,000 to ensure that the theatre remains open for its 63rd season in 2013.


F&M Trust’s contribution was the initial support received by the theatre during the campaign, which raised more than $330,000 in little over a month. The bank’s contribution was also the largest contribution/pledge made during the appeal.


It's amazing what has been accomplished in this one month,” remarked Ray Ficca, artistic director. “We greatly appreciate F&M Trust taking such a lead role - they have always been a great supporter of our theater. We are also thankful and blessed to have received such an overwhelming response from individuals and organizations throughout the community.”


The bank also has been a business supporter of the theatre since 1993 as a show sponsor and through financial contributions. In 2009, F&M Trust was recognized as the Community Partner of the Year at Totem Pole’s Legacy Society and Honors Dinner for its long commitment to the theatre. The Totem Pole Playhouse is one of ten remaining Council of Resident Stock (CORST) Theatres in the United States. For more information about the theatre, visit


F&M Trust is an independent community bank headquartered in Chambersburg with over $1 billion in assets. The bank presently operates twenty-five community banking offices in their network throughout Franklin, Fulton, Cumberland and Huntingdon Counties in Chambersburg, Mont Alto, Marion, St. Thomas, Greencastle, Waynesboro, Shippensburg, Newville, Carlisle, Boiling Springs, Camp Hill, McConnellsburg, Hustontown, Orbisonia, and Warfordsburg.