Philanthropy at Penn State

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Palmer Museum of Art announces landmark bequest of benefactor Barbara R. Palmer
-- New gift will revolutionize service enterprise engineering for new opportunities
-- Anonymous donors establish $10M nursing scholarship
-- Alumni honor former professor with graduate award endowment
-- Pennsylvania native creates scholarship to honor late brother
-- Charles Snapp pledges $50,000 to support DuBois LaunchBox initiative
-- Gift from Hitachi Rail STS benefits Rail Transportation Engineering program
-- Lattas' Center for the Performing Arts endowment to support K-12 arts outreach

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STORIES:

Palmer Museum of Art announces landmark bequest of benefactor Barbara R. Palmer
The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State has received nearly 200 works of art as part of the estate of Barbara R. Palmer, longtime benefactor, beloved friend, and champion of the museum, who passed away in January 2019. The bequest of her world-class collection will elevate the already significant national reputation of Penn State's art museum.

https://news.psu.edu/link/MfZ9FRY2
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New gift will revolutionize service enterprise engineering for new opportunities
Charles R. Schneider and Penn State are partnering on a nearly $9 million investment to greatly expand the College of Engineering's focus on improving processes and efficiencies across the service sector of the economy, a field known as service enterprise engineering.

https://news.psu.edu/link/rxM3DtMC
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Anonymous donors establish $10M nursing scholarship
A Penn State donor couple has made a gift of $5 million to endow a scholarship for students with financial need in the College of Nursing. It is the largest single gift received by the college in its six-year history. The University will match the gift 1:1 through a recently concluded Open Doors matching program, bringing the scholarship endowment total to $10 million.

https://news.psu.edu/link/5xQ9NhjQ
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Alumni honor former professor with graduate award endowment
For many students, there is a class or subject they are nervous to take. Sometimes, however, it is in those classes that a student finds an inspirational teacher — a teacher who makes learning what may be a difficult subject a joy to learn. For alumni Louis Swanson and Carol Gertsch, that subject was statistics, and the teacher was Fern "Bunny" Willits, professor emerita in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education.

https://news.psu.edu/link/t1RzdhjZ
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Pennsylvania native creates scholarship to honor late brother
Dolores Hart Druckenmiller, a Pennsylvania native and current California resident, has established a scholarship that will honor her late brother, Berne C. Hart, while providing support for graduates of Biglerville High School in Adams County. Created with a gift of $1 million, the Berne C. Hart Scholarship will benefit graduates of their childhood alma mater who demonstrate financial need.

https://news.psu.edu/link/xh8975by
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Charles Snapp pledges $50,000 to support DuBois LaunchBox initiative
Longtime campus supporter Charles Snapp has made a $50,000 gift in support of the North Central PA LaunchBox Powered by Penn State DuBois. This gift will double thanks to a matching program offered by Penn State, resulting in the $100,000 Charles E. Snapp LaunchBox Endowment.

https://news.psu.edu/link/CYBdqmQv
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Gift from Hitachi Rail STS benefits Rail Transportation Engineering program
A gift to Penn State Altoona's Rail Transportation Engineering program by Hitachi Rail STS is helping students train for managing passenger and freight rail traffic.

https://news.psu.edu/link/SFGFXZsp
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Lattas' Center for the Performing Arts endowment to support K-12 arts outreach
The Debra and Stanley Latta Endowment for the Performing Arts will offer financial support to engage local K-12 schoolchildren through active collaborations with the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State.

https://news.psu.edu/link/ZgXbzf95

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