Giving To Penn State

Class Gift Voting Week

Listed below are the descriptions of the potential 2019 Senior Class Gifts. Seniors are allowed to vote only once. Please email the 2019 Class Gift Campaign executive director, Tom Beeby, or call Alissa Janoski in the Office of Annual Giving at 814-863-2052, if you have questions.

The mission of the Class Gift Campaign is to promote a philanthropic spirit among the graduating class by providing students an opportunity to start their legacy of giving to the University. Your selection below will allow the members of the class of 2019 to take their first steps towards being proud Penn State alumni.

Class Gift Voting Week

LGBTQA+ Student Resource Center Emergency Fund

Within a diverse Penn State community, the LGBTQA+ Student Resource Center offers a place for all students to have deeper dialogues, engage in civic discourse, and create a stronger community. Emergency support for any student who utilizes this center is needed now more than ever and will be used to keep Penn State students on track to completing their degree.

Pollinators’ Garden Entry Gate

The Arboretum at Penn State is expanding their presence with the addition of a Pollinators’ Garden. An entry gate to the new garden would provide a beautiful and unique first experience within the space, inviting visitors to learn and explore the importance of pollination in our environment.

WorkLink Scholarship

WorkLink is a new, two-year certificate program at Penn State University park, opening in the Fall of 2019. The goal of WorkLink is to help students with intellectual disabilities develop work and independent living skills while gaining the benefits of a college experience, leading to more employment opportunities upon graduation. An endowed scholarship for participants of this program would provide WorkLink students, traditionally neglected by higher education, with opportunities to study and work alongside their Penn State peers, offering social integration which would help increase employment and independent living outcomes.