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Current Students

Whether it's giving to their Senior Class Gift, participating in THON, or connecting with alumni through Lion Line, the philanthropic spirit of Penn State students has a tremendous impact on the University. These gifts, no matter the size, make a difference and contribute to the long-term success of the Penn State experience for future generations.

State appropriation is decreasing, and tuition covers only 34 percent of Penn State's annual operating budget. The remainder, in part, must be covered by private gifts. Donors support academic programs and student organizations, raise Penn State's profile in academic rankings, and show Penn State pride!

Our goal is to educate students about the impact that they can have at Penn State and the benefits of giving back. By getting involved as a student, you'll be showing your love for Dear Old State and forming a habit of giving that will extend long after graduation.