Thank you, parents, for supporting Penn State students!


Penn State Parent Philanthropy: You are part of our Penn State Family, too!

Imagine a university that also educates students beyond the classroom. A university that teaches students to be responsible, engaged, well-rounded citizens. An institution that prepares students for a complex and challenging world, while encouraging them to explore it. WELCOME, PARENTS, TO PENN STATE!

Private Support from alumni, friends and PARENTS enriches every aspect of the Penn State experience, empowering students to grow both in and out of the classroom and enabling them to earn the pride and confidence that will help them succeed long after they graduate.

As a parent of a college student, few things are more important to you than your child’s education. Whether your student is beginning his or her journey, or is preparing for graduation, you want to do everything you can to ensure he or she has a memorable and meaningful undergraduate experience. Because the cost to educate a Penn State student exceeds the cost of tuition, private gifts provide an important source of revenue for many programs across the University. By making a gift, you will provide opportunities for your student and many others to embrace the rich, rewarding, and potentially life-changing experiences that make the Penn State experience second to none. You will also join the growing number of proud Penn State parents whose generosity is helping to shape the future of our great University.

Contact us today to learn how your gift can become a part of your student's Penn State success story:

Parent Philanthropy Program
The Pennsylvania State University
2601 Gateway Drive, Suite 150 State College, PA 16801

Family on move-in day

Our mission is to engage parents in philanthropic relationships with Penn State in support of University Initiatives.

Penn State Parent Philanthropy

The Pennsylvania State University
2601 Gateway Drive, Suite 150
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-865-6533

Kimberly Neely, director of development
Vacant, assistant director of development
Chrissy Snyder, administrative support assistant
Tammy Williams, development/stewardship assistant

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