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, February 28, 2019


John Leone

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.   Full story

Chuck Schneider and his late wife, Enid, pictured with their children and grandchildren.

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.   Full story

Tony and Jeanne Riley of Baltimore, Maryland

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.  Full story