Impact of Philanthropy

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    A Greater Penn State

    What does it take to be a leader in higher education today? This question is at the heart of Penn State’s current campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence. With the support of our alumni and friends, we can fulfill our historic mission to serve the public good and create a better future for our students, the Commonwealth, and the world.

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  • Ways to Give

    All Penn State supporters share one important reward for their gifts: the personal satisfaction from making an investment in human potential. There are many ways to give to Penn State, and our Office of University Development looks forward to working with you to help provide a better future for the University.

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    Martha Jordan
    “Private gifts from alumni and friends enrich the experiences of students both in and out of the classroom; expand the research and teaching capacity of our faculty; and enhance the University's ability to recruit and retain top students and faculty. These efforts are an important component of ensuring that students from every economic background are afforded the unique opportunity to have a Penn State education.” — Rick Sokolov, chair of the Penn State Advisory Council on Philanthropy

    Areas To Support

    Higher education today presents more opportunities for learning, innovation, and experience than ever before. In an age of declining public support and rising costs, private philanthropy is essential for sustaining the quality of a Penn State education and for making its benefits available to all. This site will give you a comprehensive view of the opportunities for philanthropic support that now exist at Penn State.

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    Areas To Support

    News and Events

    Career Opportunities

    Penn State is always looking for talented professionals to join the development team and for students and recent graduates interested in our internship program. Learn more about current career opportunities in development or visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources Employment page.

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    Volunteer Resources

    “We Are” Penn State because of people like you.

    As a volunteer with the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, your dedication of time, talent, and vision drives our University to be better every day. To help you navigate your role at Penn State, we’ve created this webpage—a place where you can find campaign information, meeting agendas, and other documents, links, and materials needed to support your volunteer responsibilities. Our goal is to help you as you help us shape a bright future for Penn State. Thank you for your partnership!

    Unit-specific Volunteer Documentation

    Please access the documentation specific to your group.

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