For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, a seven-and-a-half year, $2.18 billion fundraising campaign, came to a close June 30, with the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) twice exceeding its goal, raising more than $107.9 million. The campaign—the most significant fundraising effort in Penn State’s history—has set a new precedent for private giving to both the college and the University.
For the Future Campaign
For the Future Campaign
An alumnus of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will establish a scholarship endowment that will help students interested in animal science or veterinary research. Donald Carbaugh, of Fort Loudon, Pa., has included a $50,000 bequest in his estate plan that will be used to create the Donald E. Carbaugh Scholarship.
Penn State faculty, friends and corporate supporters have made commitments totaling $334,000 to establish an Early Career Professorship in Comparative Literature in honor of Caroline Eckhardt, the longtime head of the department and professor of comparative literature and English. Faculty colleagues, administrators and alumni also contributed an additional $30,000 to create a fund to support various programs and initiatives for the study of comparative literature, also in honor of Eckhardt. "Over the last quarter century, Carey Eckhardt has been at the center of comparative literature at Penn State," said Susan Welch, dean of the College of the Liberal Arts. "As the only head in the history of the department, she has worked tirelessly to create, lead and inspire the faculty and students. Along the way, she has nurtured important teaching and scholarship, and elevated the humanities at Penn State."
Penn State Brandywine will honor two outstanding alumni and raise money for student scholarships at its third annual Alumni Recognition Event, "For the Future," on May 22, at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. The event also will celebrate the campus' official kick-off for the University-wide capital campaign: "For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students," which aims to secure $2 billion by 2010 to provide an outstanding education to students from every economic background.
Top volunteer leadership for the faculty and staff component of the University-wide fundraising effort, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, is now in place, campaign Chairman Peter Tombros has announced. Chairing the faculty and staff campaign is John J. Romano, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and a veteran administrator in undergraduate education. "Recruitment of a team of highly respected and committed Penn Staters is an important forward step in assuring the success of one of the most important segments of the For the Future campaign," Tombros said.