• AIDING THE ATHLETE

    The FCEF strives to make a difference in the lives of inspired athletes who share Fran’s zeal and class. We provide athletes with financial resources, empowering them to continue to work their dreams and reach their goals through the Work the Dream Grant.

    FIND OUT ABOUT THE WORK THE DREAM GRANT
  • FCEF MISSION

    Empower athletes who exemplify the principles Fran embodied as they elevate themselves in pursuit of their dreams.

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  • FRAN'S LEGACY

    Help the FCEF reach its three distinct goals of athlete protection, financial support for athletes, and humanitarian exhange.

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  • ATHLETE PROTECTION

    Fran was a fervent advocate of fair play for all athletes. His goal was to increase the supervision of open water races, the presence of trained medical professionals, and the education of support staff.

    MORE ON FCEF'S COMMITMENT TO SAFETY
  • 20K In Twenty Days!

    In support of Fran's Dream to Pay it Forward, we have established an endowment at Germantown Academy in order to provide a scholarship for a rising senior. Help us raise 20K in Twenty Days to fund that endowment!

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FRAN’S LEGACY Continues

Fran believed that sport has the power to transcend barriers, both those between people and those within oneself. No dream was too big for Fran, and he believed that there was no barrier that could not be overcome. That legacy continues with members of Team Fran all over the world.

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Featured News

  • MonApr 13

    Go BIG on Broad Street 2015

    Some call Philadelphia a gritty city. Some say it’s a tough town. We call it the greatest place on earth, home. That’s why we are back for the 2015 Broad Street Run. We will be cruising down 10 miles of Phantastic Philly streets to raise money for FCEF and WorkTheDream! This year our goal is […]

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  • TueNov 04

    20K in Twenty Days!

    In the spirit of Fran’s goal to #PayItForward, FCEF has started a grassroots initiative to extend our financial support to the grassroots level and are working with Fran’s alma mater, Germantown Academy, to establish an annual scholarship for a Germantown Academy student-athlete who has shown commitment to academics, the GA swim program, the GA community, and has […]

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  • WedOct 22

    Remembering Fran

    As we approach the anniversary of Fran’s death, the Crippen Family and the Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation are focused on celebrating Fran’s life. Since 2011, we have honored Fran’s spirit through our Work the Dream Grant, providing aspiring elite swimmers with financial resources to achieve their Olympic dreams. These grant awardees have turned out to be amazing […]

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