Class Gift Campaign

Our Mission

Beginning with the class of 1861, Penn State seniors have a long and rich tradition of giving back to Penn State. From the Lion Shrine to the Allen Street Gates, the HUB Aquarium to the Victory Bell, the legacy of Penn State seniors encompasses the spirit, enthusiasm, passion and tradition of the University.

Our mission as the Class Gift Campaign is simple: promote a philanthropic spirit among the graduating class by providing students an opportunity to leave their legacy at the University they call home. Through a collective effort, the senior class has the opportunity to give both their time and financial resources in order to leave their mark on Penn State and take their first step toward becoming proud alumni.

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The 2017 Class Gift: Supplying food for students who need it!

An endowment to support Lion's Pantry. The class of 2017 has selected a permanent, annual source of funding available to Lion's Pantry, the student food bank, to help in-need and at-risk students by providing free food to any student with a Penn State ID. Now, we need our class to work collectively to make this endowment a reality by making a gift today. The amount of the annual funding to Lion's Pantry is proportional to the initial amount donated by the class, so the more funding that is donated, the more the annual amount available to the center increases.

Help the senior class ensure that our fellow students can focus on getting good grades and not on getting a good meal.


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University community invited to submit proposals for 2018 class gift
The Penn State Class Gift Campaign is now accepting proposals for the 2018 class gift. The Penn State community — including alumni, faculty, staff and students — are welcomed and encouraged to submit proposals for the 2018 class gift. The link to submit proposals can be found on the Class Gift homepage (

Class of 2017 pledges support to Lion's Pantry, the student food bank
Endowment will provide an additional source of funding to help end student hunger at University Park.

Penn State Alumni Association pledges largest gift in Class Gift history to support CAPS
The Penn State Class Gift Campaign executive committee announced that the Penn State Alumni Association has committed up to $200,000 to match contributions from seniors to this year’s gift, the 2016 Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) endowment.

Class of 2016 supports fellow students with enduring gift to CAPS
Endowment will provide an additional source of funding for counseling and psychological services

How to Get Involved

The Class Gift Campaign always needs more eager volunteers looking to help leave a legacy at Penn State. Getting involved is simple and can be done in different ways:

  • Join our committee as a campaign manager. Just email to apply.
  • Submit a proposal. This is your legacy, so make it count. Submit a proposal here.
  • Give. The Class Gift is funded entirely by the financial resources of Penn State seniors. Your monetary gift allows us to leave a legacy that far outlasts our time at Penn State. Every gift makes a difference. Give here today.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the Class Gift Campaign committee, how to get involved or just want to know more, please contact any one of our executive committee members. You can also contact us via phone at 814-863-2052.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There’s a lot going on with the Class Gift campaign, so to keep it easy, click on the link below to see answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you can’t find an answer, be sure to contact us.

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