Donor Resources: Faculty & Staff

Donor Resources: Faculty & Staff

“Our faculty and staff are the heart of Penn State. Each day, across the University, they are committed to working with students, colleagues, and people in the community. I think their dedication comes from the knowledge that they are part of an institution that has the power to change lives. Their willingness to give back is inspiring, and it makes me exceedingly proud to lead this university.”  —Graham B. Spanier

As Penn State employees, you commit yourselves every day to making Penn State a more vital institution. At the same time, your financial contributions allow Penn State to continue its mission to be a comprehensive student-centered research university.

Your gifts:

  • Have a huge impact on a student through scholarship support.
  • Make you a part of nationally recognized research programs.
  • Add to your community’s quality of life by supporting programs like Public Broadcasting, University Arts Services, or Shaver's Creek Environmental Center.

Whatever the reason and whatever the designation, faculty and staff gifts to the University speak volumes about Penn State as a place for philanthropic investment and show your pride in our institution.

Learn more about why faculty and staff choose to give back.

The Faculty and Staff Campaign provides an opportunity for University employees to help enhance the quality of the University's programs through their financial contributions.

Employees can direct their gifts to the college, campus, or program of their choice through a payment option that works best for them, including payroll deduction.

Examples of other programs that benefit from faculty and staff giving include undergraduate and graduate scholarships, public broadcasting, the University Libraries, faculty support, arts services, Intercollegiate Athletics, The Four Diamonds Fund, Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, the Arboretum at Penn State and a host of other options—employees can direct contributions to the area of their choice at the University.

Last year's efforts raised more than $1.3 million, with a 19.5 percent participation rate across the University.

Ways to give

To make a gift, please download the campaign contribution form. There are several convenient payment options—simply choose the one that is best for you. In addition to the typical ways to give through check or credit card, employees can set up a regular payroll deduction.

Payroll deduction

This is an easy, convenient way to spread your gift out over multiple, ongoing payments. Go to our payroll deduction page.

Give online

You can make a credit card gift online anytime.

Check or credit card

Return the contribution form when you receive your faculty and staff campaign appeal or any other Penn State Annual Fund appeal.

Gift planning

Learn how to earn income, pay fewer taxes, secure your retirement, enhance your net estate, create a personal legacy, or get more from your real estate by visiting The Gift Planning Web site.

For more information on giving to Penn State Mont Alto, please contact the Office of Development at 717-749-6105 or by email at