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.

Greater Heights

For the second year in a row, Penn State supporters have broken the University’s record for fundraising results.

A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence has now achieved a total of $1.087 billion in commitments, more than 2/3 of the way to its overall goal of $1.6 billion.

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Ahead of the Curve

A student entrepreneur makes philanthropic history at Penn State Behrend.

Paul Hoffman’s recent gift to create an Open Doors Scholarship at Penn State Behrend makes him the first student in the college’s history to establish a scholarship.

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$1 Billion—and Going Strong

Penn State has now raised more than $1 billion in its current fundraising campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence.

This current tally places the University among only eleven institutions nationwide to secure $1 billion or more in three or more fundraising campaigns.

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Preparing for the World

Jonathan Adrien, a sophomore and IT student at Penn State Brandywine, knows what it takes to make an impact.

Jon’s parents, both Haitian immigrants, have always instilled in him the value of getting a good education, but he knew that the demands of an institution like Penn State could be a challenge. That’s why he enrolled in Pathways to Success: Summer Start.

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