Philanthropy at Penn State

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

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- THON 2019 raises $10.6 million for fight against childhood cancer
-- Alumnus and leading philanthropist makes $6.5 million campaign gift
-- Penn State alumni create scholarship to honor late family members
-- Opening doors for engineering students and the service industry
-- Nutritional sciences alumna establishes scholarship at Penn State
-- $1M bequest to support Multi-Campus Research Experience for Undergraduates
-- Couple's gifts support endowment and programs of the Center for Private Forests
-- George C. Ferris Excellence Award established at Penn State Altoona
-- Bringing history to life: Penn State alumni create Liberal Arts professorship

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STORIES:

THON 2019 raises $10.6 million for fight against childhood cancer
Penn State's THON 2019 has raised $10,621,683.76 for Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital.

https://news.psu.edu/link/9vY6R4kJ
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Alumnus and leading philanthropist makes $6.5 million campaign gift
Penn State alumnus and leading philanthropist John Leone has made a gift of $6.5 million to advance the University's current fundraising campaign, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence." Of the gift, $5 million will endow the John Leone Dean's Chair in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. The remaining $1.5 million will support renovations to the Lasch Football Building.

https://news.psu.edu/link/h7JzR1T2
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Penn State alumni create scholarship to honor late family members
Penn State alumni David and JoEllen Sallack have made a gift that will honor the memories of David Sallack's late father, John Sallack, and older sister, Fay Sallack, while supporting undergraduates with financial need from Pennsylvania's rural communities.

https://news.psu.edu/link/tNWP4y38
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Opening doors for engineering students and the service industry
Penn State alumnus Charles Schneider has gifted $1 million to the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering's Service Enterprise Engineering Initiative (SEE 360) to endow the Charles and Enid Schneider Scholarship in Service Enterprise Engineering.

https://news.psu.edu/link/vkKdKzTT
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Nutritional sciences alumna establishes scholarship at Penn State
Penn State alumna Sandra Schlicker Renfro has established a scholarship in the College of Health and Human Development with a gift of $100,000. The scholarship will benefit students in the Department of Nutritional Sciences with financial need.

https://news.psu.edu/link/3R_TVkBb
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$1M bequest to support Multi-Campus Research Experience for Undergraduates
A Penn State electrical engineering alumnus has made an estate commitment of $1 million to create the "Pogoda Excellence Fund in the College of Engineering" to support the college's Multi-Campus Research Experience for Undergraduates (MC REU).

https://news.psu.edu/link/sgLhgDjK
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Couple's gifts support endowment and programs of the Center for Private Forests
Tony and Jeanne Riley, of Baltimore, Maryland, have made gifts that support programs of the Center for Private Forests. Established in 2011 under the leadership of its founding director, Professor Emeritus of Forest Resources Jim Finley, the CPF collaborates with experts within Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences and across the country to study, educate and inspire forest landowners in the stewardship of their land.

https://news.psu.edu/link/pcxtMBCf
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George C. Ferris Excellence Award established at Penn State Altoona
Dan and Cindy Hoover, of Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, have made a gift commitment to establish the George C. Ferris Excellence Award for Entrepreneurial Studies at Penn State Altoona.

https://news.psu.edu/link/VktDTmwX
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Bringing history to life: Penn State alumni create Liberal Arts professorship
Penn State alumni Donna, 1967 in psychology, and Bill Oliver, 1967 in marketing, took advantage of the Tracy and Ted McCourtney Endowed Professorship Matching Gift Program to create a professorship in the Department of History in the College of the Liberal Arts.

https://news.psu.edu/link/9wQ4Qpfg

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