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December 9, 2014
David Nevins, a State College real estate executive, has made a significant gift to create The Nevins Democracy Leaders program, a signature initiative within The McCourtney Institute for Democracy, based in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State. The Nevins Leaders program will provide education and ­training in transpartisan leadership skills by exposing participants to a variety of philosophies, viewpoints and strategies; teaching the tools of critical thinking, deliberation and dialogue; and placing students in unique internship opportunities in democratic and civic renewal.

December 9, 2014
Penn State alumnus and longtime donor Michael J. Farrell announced that The Farrell Family Charitable Foundation that he established has committed to give Penn State $1 million to support the Football Excellence Fund in Intercollegiate Athletics. The team auditorium in the Lasch Football Building will be named in honor of the 2012 Penn State football team of which Farrell's son, Mike, was a member.

November 19, 2014
Penn State honored United Technologies Corp. (UTC) as its Corporate Partner of the Year at an event Nov. 14. University President Eric J. Barron presented the award to UTC in celebration of the company’s multifaceted relationship with the University, including a long history of philanthropy.

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Upcoming Events


President's Concert--Carnegie Hall
Date/Time: March 24, 2010 8:00 PM
This year's President's Concert will feature the Penn State Philharmonic performing in New York City's Carnegie Hall.

For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students Welcome Lunch
Date/Time: April 23, 2010 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, President's Hall

Invitation only.

H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens Dedication
Date/Time: April 25, 2010 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: The Arboretum at Penn State, H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens

Invitation only.

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