Philanthropy at Penn State

Sharing the impact of giving to the University.
Thursday, March 28, 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Millennium Scholars Program, philanthropy support student success in STEM
-- Alumni gifts to fund Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center
-- Foundation makes gifts in engineering alumnus' memory
-- With alumni support, Arboretum to offer new educational programs on horticulture
-- Brenchley endowment will support key programming for WPSU-FM
-- Penn State Schuylkill receives $250,000 to establish LionLaunch Endowment
-- Palmer announces major gift of the John Driscoll American Drawings Collection
-- Korbs establish three Open Doors Scholarships in the College of Engineering

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STORIES:

Millennium Scholars Program, philanthropy support student success in STEM
Thanks to the Penn State Millennium Scholars Program and support from donors like Steve and Kathi Mahle, a growing number of Penn State students are on their way toward earning advanced degrees in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

https://news.psu.edu/link/SWYRTRZq
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Alumni gifts to fund Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center
Inspired by the pioneering research being done in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Penn State graduate John Patton and his wife, Natalie, have committed a future gift of $2.5 million to establish the John and Natalie Patton Family Research Fund in PSETI. The endowed research fund will support research activities within the newly created Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence Center (PSETI) and help to activate PSETI's mission to create a world-class research program and to train the next generation of researchers.

https://news.psu.edu/link/SG8NJbrD
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Foundation makes gifts in engineering alumnus' memory
The Ballantyne and Leonard Foundation has made commitments totaling $500,000 to support the Summer Founders Program, an Invent Penn State initiative, and students in the Penn State College of Engineering.

https://news.psu.edu/link/Q5Z8xH84
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With alumni support, Arboretum to offer new educational programs on horticulture
A $200,000 gift from Penn State alumnus Mark Jay Tygel will enable The Arboretum at Penn State to launch new educational programs on plant sciences and related topics.

https://news.psu.edu/link/P42rKNXB
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Brenchley endowment will support key programming for WPSU-FM
Jean Brenchley, professor emeritus of microbiology and biotechnology at Penn State, has committed to establish the Dr. Jean E. Brenchley Endowment for WPSU-FM through an estate gift. Brenchley's preference is for the funds to be used to ensure the continuation of "Morning Edition" and "Science Friday," two programs produced by NPR, that she said are her longtime companions in daily life.

https://news.psu.edu/link/HVqzKnZB
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Penn State Schuylkill receives $250,000 to establish LionLaunch Endowment
Penn State Schuylkill recently announced an anonymous gift of $250,000 to help fund LionLaunch, part of Invent Penn State, a University-wide initiative established to spur economic growth in Pennsylvania.

https://news.psu.edu/link/17mKjMk6
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Palmer announces major gift of the John Driscoll American Drawings Collection
The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State has announced a transformational gift of 140 American works on paper, recently donated by Penn State alumnus John P. Driscoll. The expansive gift, one of the most important in the 47-year history of the University's art museum, establishes a significant American drawings collection at the Palmer Museum of Art.

https://news.psu.edu/link/SjgnZrsM
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Korbs establish three Open Doors Scholarships in the College of Engineering
Penn State industrial engineering alumnus William Korb and his wife, Wendy, who is also a Penn State graduate, have contributed $100,000 to fund and endow three Open Doors Scholarships in the College of Engineering.

https://news.psu.edu/link/vvbbf6MX

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