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Philanthropy continues to be a driving force behind Penn State Harrisburg’s growth and success. In the Office of Development at Penn State Harrisburg, our team of dedicated professionals work diligently with donors to advance institutional goals. Using a collaborative, donor-focused approach, we work together with individuals, corporations and foundations to deliver high impact initiatives that open doors to education, create transformative experiences for students, and impact the world through research and scholarship.
We recently concluded our latest campaign, “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence.” The campaign was a record-breaking success in which Penn State Harrisburg raised $44.9 million. Of that groundbreaking total, here are some important highlights to be aware of:
$12.5 million raised for new undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Donors committed additional funds for Harrisburg students, which included co-investments from the University’s scholarship matching programs: matching funds from the University included $2.4 million through the Open Doors Matching Program and $550,000 through the Educational Equity Scholarship Matching Program.
$2.5 million to establish the Douglas W. Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research, which is addressing the many issues related to substance use disorder by partnering with community-based organizations.
Over $1 million raised for the Mukund S. Kulkarni Theatre and Kulkarni Cultural Series on campus, in honor of the college’s former chancellor.
More than $2 million raised for the Madlyn L. Hanes Library on campus. The building was named in honor of the college’s former chancellor and retired vice president for commonwealth campuses whose career spanned 33 years at the University.
Almost $27 million in additional philanthropy to enhance facilities, classroom instruction, research, outreach, and student life.
Please take some time to peruse the site to learn more about the impact of donors on the student experience, and how philanthropy is paving the way for a bright future at the Capital College.