Alumni Association reports on impact, progress against strategic plan

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Alumni Association’s worldwide engagement efforts and volunteer impact were outlined today (Sept. 15) by Alumni Association Chief Executive Officer Paul J. Clifford in a report to the Board of Trustees during its regular September meeting. 

Clifford reported on the Alumni Association’s progress during the past year against the organization’s “Vision 2020” strategic plan. Highlights of his report include:  

— Alumni Association membership for 2017 stands at 174,074, with 673,845 living Penn State alumni worldwide.  

— Alumni membership grew to 142,157 or 82 percent of overall Alumni Association membership composition. More than 3,100 new life members also joined in fiscal year 2016-17. 

— Two new alumni organizations were chartered this year—the African-American Alumni Organization of Atlanta Alumni Interest Group and the Penn State Law Alumni Society. They join the more than 300 active volunteer groups and over 3,000 volunteer leaders engaged by the Alumni Association.  

— In January, the Alumni Association pledged $1.5 million to support student scholarships across Penn State over the next five years. Proceeds for the gift will come from the Alumni Association’s Margin of Excellence Fund, which was established in 2000 to support major gifts to the University. 


Last Updated September 15, 2017