Faculty & Staff

As Penn State employees, you commit yourselves every day to making Penn State a more vital institution. At the same time, your financial contributions allow Penn State to continue its mission to be a comprehensive student-centered research university.

Your gifts:

  • Have a huge impact on a student through scholarship support.
  • Make you a part of nationally recognized research programs.
  • Add to your community’s quality of life by supporting programs like Public Broadcasting, University Arts Services, or Shaver's Creek Environmental Center.

Whatever the reason and whatever the designation, faculty and staff gifts to the University speak volumes about Penn State as a place for philanthropic investment and show your pride in our institution.

Learn more about why faculty and staff choose to give back.

Making a gift provides an opportunity for University employees to help enhance the quality of the University's programs through their financial contributions. Employees can direct their gifts to the college, campus, or program of their choice through a payment option that works best for them, including payroll deduction.

Examples of other programs that benefit from faculty and staff giving include undergraduate and graduate scholarships, public broadcasting, the University Libraries, faculty support, arts services, Intercollegiate Athletics, The Four Diamonds Fund, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, the Arboretum at Penn State and a host of other options—employees can direct contributions to the area of their choice at the University.

Ways to give

To make a gift, please download the contribution form. There are several convenient payment options—simply choose the one that is best for you. In addition to the typical ways to give through check or credit card, employees can set up a regular payroll deduction.

Payroll deduction—This is an easy, convenient way to spread your gift out over multiple, ongoing payments. Click on the link to go to our payroll deduction page and download a contribution form.

Give online—You can make a credit card gift online anytime.

Check or credit card—Return the contribution form when you receive your faculty and staff fundraising appeal or any other Penn State Annual Fund appeal.

Gift planning—Learn how to earn income, pay fewer taxes, secure your retirement, enhance your net estate, create a personal legacy, or get more from your real estate. Visit the Gift Planning section of our website or call 1-888-800-9170 (toll-free).