The Impact of Giving

Support generates success

The success of every Behrend student hinges on the support and involvement of a host of others: parents, faculty members, college leaders, and staff members. Unquestionably, that success relies too on the many alumni and friends whose gifts enrich the learning, research, and service experiences of our students and also advance the college’s outreach to the region.

Within the University’s current fundraising effort, A Greater Penn State for 21st Excellence, Penn State Behrend is focused on philanthropy to support four key priorities:

Encouraging Our Students

Scholarships, both need-based and merit-based, bring talented students to Behrend from every background—and help them graduate on time and on track to successful careers and lives.

Empowering Our Faculty

Top-ranked academic programs begin with top-tier faculty. Endowed professorships, early career professorships, endowed chairs, and support for faculty-undergraduate research aid in efforts to sustain accomplished academic talent.

Enhancing Our Campus

Students choose Behrend for world-class learning and for enriching experiences that allow them to grow and develop. Gifts to the college’s Financial Services Lab, Nursing Lab, and new Fitness and Recreation Center will support this goal.

Enriching Our Community

With private support of our Knowledge Park, Innovation Commons ideation lab, and STEAM community programs, we can continue to create regional programming and forge partnerships with local business and industry.

If you’d like to learn more about any of these fundraising priorities or other giving opportunities, contact Kevin Moore, director of Development and Alumni Relations, at 814-898-6159 or [email protected].