I’m a first-time donor

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How do I find a fund that matches my interest?

Start by visiting our online giving form, where you can search for a fund based on your college, campus, or program of choice. You may also want to check out Let’s Grow State, Penn State’s ever-expanding crowdfunding platform. And if you’re still having trouble finding the fund that’s right for you, get in touch. We’ll make sure you find exactly what you’re looking for.

What is A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence?

A Greater Penn State is our current fundraising campaign to fulfill the three core imperatives of a public university: Open Doors, Create Transformative Experiences, and Impact the World. We hope you’ll visit our campaign site to learn more.

Are there any benefits associated with my gift?

Absolutely! Our recognition societies offer a way for us to show our thanks and appreciation for donors like you.

I have a lot of questions and I’d like to speak with someone.

We’re all ears. Visit our contact page and call, email, or write to us anytime.

I’m a current donor

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What is Penn State’s tax ID?

Our federal tax ID is 24-6000376.

How do I qualify for a recognition society?

Great question! Visit our donor recognition page to learn about how we honor members of the Penn State giving family.

I have tax-related questions about giving.

You don’t have to navigate those complicated questions alone. Browse our contact page to find a college or campus staff member who can help or visit our gift planning website for the latest advice on tax legislation and how it may affect your giving.

I’m a Penn State Student

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I want to get involved with philanthropy at Penn State.

We’re so glad to hear it. Here are a few options to consider if you’re looking to learn something new, be a part of something big, and boost that resume before graduation!


I’d like to make a contribution to the Senior Class Gift.

You’re just a few clicks away from starting your legacy. Thanks for leading the way. You make us proud.

Can Penn State help to raise money for a student project?

You bring the great idea, we’ll provide the platform. Let’s Grow State is the University’s crowdfunding site, and we’re always accepting submissions for consideration. Gather your fundraising team and submit an application today!

I’m actually looking for scholarship applications.

We’re glad you asked for directions. Follow us, we’ll take you right to the Office of Student Aid.

I’m Looking for Something Else

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How do I apply for a job with the Office of University Development?

The Office of University Development is a team of talented fundraising professionals who care about Penn State students and believe in the power of public education. We love what we do. And we’d love to meet you. Check out our current job postings, or, if you’re a current Penn Stater yourself, learn more about our highly regarded summer internship program.

How do I find staff contact information?

We’re only a phone call or email away. Find what (or who) you need on our contact page.

Where can I find a list of development publications?

Every gift is the beginning of a success story. Read a few for yourself by exploring our bi-annual We Are magazine or our annual President’s Report on Philanthropy and Endowments.