Penn State Abington students thank donors for meeting Give Day goal

Abington Give Day 2016

Penn State Abington students offer thanks to Give Day donors.

Credit: Pam Brobst

ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington supporters raised almost $12,000 this week for #PSAgiveday. Abington finished in first place among the four Commonwealth Campuses that participated and took third place across the University.

Inspired by international #GivingTuesday, Abington Development and Alumni Relations staff invited the campus community for games, prizes, and snacks in the Lares Union Building to generate enthusiasm.

Give Day 2016

Science major Andrew Gadaleta supports Giving Day at Penn State Abington.

Credit: Pam Brobst

Nearly 200 donors contributed to the cause, with gifts directed to the Future Fund at Abington. The fund supports initiatives such as:

  • improvement/expansion of campus facilities;
  • study abroad, international business competition, the general engineering program robotics competition, fast-track MBA program, and undergraduate research;
  • the Center for Intercultural Leadership & Communication;
  • Student Emergency Assistance Fund;
  • NCAA Division III athletics.

Penn State Abington offers several options so donors may direct their funds to specific areas of study or programs such as the Future Fund, the library, or scholarships at any time.