Why We Give

Why We Give

Penn State faculty and staff share their personal reasons for giving to the campus:

“In my teaching profession, nothing gives me greater satisfaction than to see my students mature and succeed in the two or four years they spend on campus.  If I can assist them on their journey, academically or financially, I've done my job.”
— Theresa Clemente, Instructor in Business Administration

“It’s just the right thing to do.”
— Susan Hales, Instructional Designer and Webmaster

“I give because, like many of my students, I was a first-generation college student. I know that the Annual Fund makes it possible for them to gain access to the American dream—a quality education at a great university.”
— Lynda Goldstein, Associate Professor