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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

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.

April 18, 2013
Representatives of the Volvo Group spoke to a crowd of approximately 150 Penn State students and faculty on Thursday, April 11 during a visit celebrating the Academic Preferred Talent Partnership agreement recently signed between Volvo Group and Penn State. The presentation focused on the Volvo Group’s global operations, corporate culture and research initiatives, as well as areas of collaboration with Penn State. The event also served as an employment networking opportunity for the attending students.
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