Philanthropy at Penn State

Philanthropy at Penn State

Sharing the impact of giving to the University.

Sharing the impact of giving to the University.

Friday, February 1, 2019


Paul and Beverly Perreault endow new international fellows program

Paul and Beverly Perreault, of Park City, Utah, have made a generous commitment of $1.08 million to establish the Perreault Fellows Program and Scholarship in Global Programs, which will provide international internship opportunities to talented undergraduate students interested in becoming global leaders in their fields.  Full story

Pasco Schiavo, a longtime supporter and benefactor of Penn State Hazleton, passed away Dec. 29, 2018.

Longtime Penn State Hazleton supporter Pasco Schiavo dies

Pasco L. Schiavo, one of the largest benefactors in Penn State Hazleton’s history, died Dec. 29, 2018. His involvement with the campus spanned more than 50 years and included roles as a donor, president and member of the campus advisory board, advocate and instructor.  Full story

Trust administrators with Chancellor McBride and Director of Development Jean Wolf.

Palumbo Charitable Trust Open Doors Scholarship generates a half million dollars

The A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust has given $150,000 to establish an Open Doors Scholarship at Penn State DuBois. Having made their initial gift before June 30, 2018, the trust took advantage of the unprecedented 2:1 matching opportunity that was available with the Open Doors Scholarship Program. This means the University matched the Palumbo gift with an additional $300,000, creating a full $450,000 endowment.   Full story

Barbara and James Korner

Korners give back through establishment of scholarships, program funds

As Penn State administrators and faculty members, Barbara and James Korner have seen firsthand how many students struggle to afford a college education. That’s why they have established an Open Doors Scholarship as part of the University’s current fundraising campaign, “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence.” The couple has also made commitments to support the College of Arts and Architecture, WPSU and Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center through their estate.   Full story