The Penn State Parent Philanthropy Program: Helping to Educate Students for the World

Imagine a university that also educates students beyond the classroom. A university that teaches students to be responsible, engaged, well-rounded citizens. An institution that prepares students for a complex and challenging world while encouraging them to explore it. Welcome, parents, to Penn State!

As the parent of a Penn State student, few things are more important to you than your child’s education. Whether your student is just beginning his or her Penn State journey, or is preparing for graduation, you want to do everything you can to ensure that he or she has a memorable and meaningful undergraduate experience. By making a gift to Penn State, you will help to enhance the opportunities Penn State offers to your student and thousands of other students now and in the future.

Private support from alumni, friends, and parents enriches every aspect of the Penn State experience, empowering students to learn and grow both in and out of the classroom and earn the pride and confidence that will help them to succeed long after they graduate. Here are just a few of the areas where gifts from Penn State Parents are making a difference:

Student Affairs

Student Affairs supports, challenges, and encourages students outside of the classroom, offering a range of enriching programs and services that promote students’ health and wellness, support civic volunteer and service opportunities, facilitate performing arts participation, and much more. Click here to learn about Student Affairs.

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Education pursues a vision for the Penn State student experience defined by world-class academics, through initiatives such as one-one-one research with faculty, University-wide curricular innovations, academic advising and support services, and more. Click here to learn about Undergraduate Education.

Fundraising Priorities across the University

Colleges and campuses across Penn State are advancing a range of initiatives—both academic and co-curricular—that Penn State parents are eager to support. Click here to learn more about these opportunities.

By making a gift to support an area that holds special meaning for you or your student, you can enable your child and many others to embrace the rich, rewarding, and potentially life-changing experiences that make the Penn State student experience second to none. You will also join the growing number of proud Penn State parents whose generosity is helping to shape the future of our great University.

Contact us today to learn how your gift can become a part of the Penn State success story: Parent Philanthropy Program Kimberly Neely, Director The Pennsylvania State University 2583 Gateway Drive, Suite 145 State College, PA 16801 Phone: 814-865-6533 Email:

Penn State Parent Philanthropy

The Pennsylvania State University
2583 Gateway Drive, Suite 145
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-865-6533

Kimberly Neely, director of development
Chrissy Snyder, administrative support assistant
Tammy Williams, development/stewardship assistant

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