Impact Stories

When it comes to giving, it’s the people who count.

Every gift to Penn State starts and ends with a person. And while we measure campaign progress by the dollar raised, we measure impact by the stories, ideas, and possibilities that exist because of giving.

Local Students, Global Leaders

With his record-setting commitment to Penn State Abington, Stephen Taub supports a vision for a world where students from all socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds have the opportunity to excel.


Stephen Taub, ’73

The Taub Endowments—created with a $17.3 million bequest—will provide need-based scholarships and global engagement programs at Penn State Abington.

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Writing a New Chapter

As a recent grad and new member of the Golden Lion Society, Ramon describes giving as the next chapter in his love story with Penn State.


Ramon Guzman

In 2016, student philanthropy leader and Penn State senior Ramon Guzman found himself searching for what Penn State meant to him. In one moment, he found it—and laid the foundation for what motivates him as a donor today.

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Opening Doors

Thanks to private support, more than 25 percent of Penn State undergraduates receive scholarship support each year. But there’s more work to be done.


Anita Leone

Anita Leone is the associate director of University scholarships and special programs in Penn State’s Office of Student Aid, where she oversees the awarding of funds to students in need. Here, Anita talks about the importance of scholarships at Penn State and in higher education.

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Birds of a Feather

With his three sons, one of the University’s most generous donors is investing in a new chapter for the Arboretum at Penn State.


Skip Smith

Charles H. “Skip” Smith, the Penn State alumnus and philanthropist whose giving has fueled the creation and supported the growth of The Arboretum at Penn State, has made a $1.8 million gift with his sons, David, Jeffry, and John, to launch construction of the Bird Garden in the Arboretum.

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