Celebrate the 'We Are' spirit this #GivingTuesday

November 16, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — From 6:55 p.m. EST — or 18:55 in military time, a nod to the year of Penn State's founding — on Nov. 30 until midnight on Dec. 1, Penn State will participate in its sixth #GivingTuesday — and alumni, parents, friends, fans, faculty, staff, and students are invited to help make the day a success.

Globally, #GivingTuesday is a celebration of generosity, and this year’s Penn State event will feature more than 125 campaigns to support scholarships, research, programs, and more — a record level of University-wide participation.

New for 2020, supporters may choose to make an early gift or sign up to become a champion by creating a personal fundraising page to benefit any active #GivingTuesday campaign. Back again, graduates of the last decade (GOLD) who make a gift of $5 or more to a campaign will receive a 1:1 match from the University, up to $100.

Penn State students will be celebrating #GivingTuesday across the Commonwealth with more than 25 student-led campaigns. In place of a Student Philanthropy Network-hosted event held annually at University Park’s HUB-Robeson Center, student groups will be promoting their campaigns on the Raise Penn State social platforms leading up to and during #GivingTuesday.

On Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, givingtuesday.psu.edu will feature live updates on fundraising progress across the University. Individuals can show their “We Are” spirit by posting to social media with the hashtag #TogetherWeAre and following @RaisePennState on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for event highlights.

Gifts made on #GivingTuesday 2020 will advance “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” a focused campaign that seeks to elevate Penn State’s position as a leading public university in a world defined by rapid change and global connections. With the support of alumni and friends, “A Greater Penn State” seeks to fulfill the three key imperatives of a 21st-century public university: keeping the doors to higher education open to hard-working students regardless of financial well-being; creating transformative experiences that go beyond the classroom; and impacting the world by serving communities and fueling discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship. To learn more about “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” visit greaterpennstate.psu.edu.

For more information or questions about #GivingTuesday, contact the Office of Annual Giving at 888-800-9163 or givingtuesday@psu.edu.

Last Updated November 25, 2020