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Penn State Beaver benefits from your philanthropy in a variety of ways. Some of the options from which you can choose include the following:


A permanent fund established by a donor to benefit the University while often providing tax benefits to the benefactor


Funds that assists students of all ages with tuition expenses


Funds typically applied to tuition expenses that recognize a superior accomplishment in an academic discipline

Planned Giving

Programs that provide benefits to you now, and in the future, while benefiting Penn State for generations to come

Corporations and Foundations

Mutually beneficial collaborations with corporations and foundations which may also include matching gift programs

Program Support

Opportunities to enrich academic, social, and cultural aspects of the campus

Faculty Support

Funds that provide special teaching and research materials, library acquisitions, and other forms of assistance

Outright Gifts

Each year, Penn State alumni, parents, and friends provide the University with much-needed financial assistance through outright gifts of cash, securities, or other property. Outright gifts have an immediate impact and are used to support the current needs of our schools and colleges.

More Information

For additional information about any of these giving options, please contact Diana Patterson, director of development, dlp25@psu.edu or 724-773-3558.