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Corporations & Foundations


Penn State’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is available to assist organizations in assessing opportunities for collaboration with the University and investment in our people and programs. CFR creates a bridge for partnerships with the University, while acting as a one-stop resource for corporations and foundations in need of knowledgeable faculty and staff, talented students, high-tech facilities, and opportunities for philanthropic support of activities that make a difference.

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Corporate Partnerships with Penn State

Read our new brochure to explore how we at Penn State are sharing a vision and shaping the future with our corporate partners, learn more about what sets Penn state apart, and discover how a deeper relationship with Penn State can assist you in achieving your company’s business objectives.

Recent Corporate & Foundation News

April 21, 2014
Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, has announced a gift of a cloud-based risk and analytics cybersecurity service to the Center for Cyber Security, Information Privacy and Trust at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). The nonexclusive license grant provides a license to Tripwire Benchmark. Penn State has valued the technology at $11.75 million, and it is the single largest contribution the College of IST has received to date.

February 3, 2014
Penn State has announced a new partnership with a nonprofit organization committed to keeping exceptional education within reach for young people from every background. The Maguire Foundation, based in West Conshohocken, Pa., and founded by Mr. and Mrs. James J. Maguire in 2000, offers assistance to students from the fifth grade through college who need financial support to attend one of the foundation’s partner schools. As the newest destination for Maguire Scholars, Penn State has received a commitment of $1.25 million to endow the Maguire Foundation Trustee Scholarship.

November 25, 2013
Penn State honored General Electric (GE) as its Corporate Partner of the Year at an event on Friday, Nov. 22. University President Rodney A. Erickson presented the award to GE in celebration of the company’s longstanding philanthropic commitment to Penn State.
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