Philanthropy at Penn State

Philanthropy at Penn State

Sharing the impact of giving to the University.

Sharing the impact of giving to the University.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Scott and Marcy Tarriff want Smeal College of Business graduates to leave Penn State cognizant of their responsibility to act ethically, socially and globally while using their education to improve society. To enhance college-wide efforts to meet that objective, the couple has pledged $5 million to create the Tarriff Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility in the Smeal College of Business.

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Tackle Hunger Giving Challenge

This season, help Penn State to beat Ohio State twice

From midnight on Sunday, Nov. 17, through 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, the Tackle Hunger Penn State vs. Ohio State Giving Challenge will raise money for each school’s respective campus food pantries, which support students experiencing food insecurity.  Full story

Louis A. Martarano

University names Louis A. Martarano 2019 Fundraising Volunteer of the Year

Penn State has named alumnus and longtime volunteer and philanthropist Louis A. Martarano as its 2019 Fundraising Volunteer of the Year. The award, which recognizes an individual, couple or group who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and leadership in building philanthropic support for the University, was presented to Martarano at a ceremony held at The Nittany Lion Inn on Oct. 4.  Full story

Group of five individuals

Alumnus creates $1M scholarship to support students with disabilities

Penn State alumnus Dale Hollinger has committed to the creation of a scholarship that will provide support for undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities. Through an estate gift of $1 million, the Dale and Rosalie Hollinger Scholarship for Students with Disabilities will help students offset the cost of tuition, in addition to providing funding for costs associated with their disabilities.  Full story

Barry and Shirley Isett

Isett Professorship to advance civil and environmental engineering

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Penn State has received a $1 million estate commitment to establish the Barry and Shirley Isett Professorship in Civil and Environmental Engineering. This gift comes from the generosity of Barry Isett, a 1958 Penn State alumnus in civil engineering, and his wife, Shirley Isett, of Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania.  Full story