DUBOIS – Faculty and staff at Penn State DuBois are making a significant impact on the lives of students through their own philanthropy. The latest numbers from the Office of Development show that many Penn State DuBois employees are among the generous supporters of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, through the Faculty and Staff subcommittee.
Records show that 40 percent of campus faculty and staff made a financial gift in support of the campus last year. In total, campus employees have raised an impressive $33,000 in the three years since these specific opportunities for faculty and staff giving were established.
“We’re almost half way there to our goal of 100 percent participation of campus employees,” said Faculty and Staff subcommittee co-chair Maureen Horan. “We have a great group of individuals on the committee who work hard to raise awareness of the campaign. They are excited that all the monies raised will stay here to help our wonderful students at Penn State DuBois.”
In fact, all gifts specifically made to Penn State DuBois through For the Future, the Campaign for Penn State Students, stay in DuBois to help local students. Donors have the option to specify what programs their gifts will benefit. Some of the areas that see support from the campaign include the Penn State DuBois Scholarship Fund, helping to make a Penn State education more affordable and accessible to all students.
A portion of gifts received support the campus Future Fund as well. This fund allows the chancellor to direct resources to programs or initiatives on campus that demonstrate the most urgent need.
Campaign donations also help to fund campus youth programs such as Kids in College (KIC), the Arts, Science, and Technology Institute (AST), and Math Options.
Gifts can also benefit international travel opportunities, athletics programs, or nearly any campus program the donor chooses. For the Future strives to make all aspects of a Penn State education even more affordable and accessible to students in central Pennsylvania and beyond.
For more information on giving at Penn State DuBois, contact Director of Development Jean Wolf at (814) 372-3038, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Harmic, Penn State DuBois