Impact of Philanthropy

  • #1: Penn State has the most donors to any university campaign in history.
  • Penn State faculty and staff have given over $61 million University-wide to the For the Future campaign.
  • Donors gave over $65 million to build the new Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
  • Ways to Give

    All Penn State supporters share one important reward for their gifts: the personal satisfaction from making an investment in human potential. There are many ways to give to Penn State, and our Office of University Development looks forward to working with you to help provide a better future for the University.

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    Martha Jordan
    “At Penn State, I grew into a person I never expected. The University motivated me and gave me ambition. Everybody, regardless of their financial circumstances, should have that experience if they have earned it academically.” — Martha Barnhart Jordan ’76

    Areas To Support

    Higher education today presents more opportunities for learning, innovation, and experience than ever before. In an age of declining public support and rising costs, private philanthropy is essential for sustaining the quality of a Penn State education and for making its benefits available to all. This site will give you a comprehensive view of the opportunities for philanthropic support that now exist at Penn State.

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    Areas To Support

    News and Events

    Career Opportunities

    Penn State is always looking for talented professionals to join the development team. Learn more about current career opportunities in development or visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources Employment page.

    Learn more about the Summer Internship Program in Development.

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    Volunteer Resources

    “We Are” Penn State because of people like you.

    As a volunteer with the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, your dedication of time, talent, and vision drives our University to be better every day. To help you navigate your role at Penn State, we’ve created this webpage—a place where you can find campaign information, meeting agendas, and other documents, links, and materials needed to support your volunteer responsibilities. Our goal is to help you as you help us shape a bright future for Penn State. Thank you for your partnership!

    Unit-specific Volunteer Documentation

    Please access the documentation specific to your group.

    Central Programs

    Colleges & Units