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Endowed gifts are unique in that they are endowed in perpetuity, they continue to grow and thus become ever more valuable over time, and they allow the donor to participate in setting the guidelines for use of the funds.

The commitment to remain a top-ranked public research university needs an increased number of endowments to recruit talented faculty to lead research and teaching initiatives. Recruiting among major research universities for the best and the brightest continues to be extremely competitive and expensive.

Penn State's benefactors are as diverse as their endowments. While donors may establish these funds to perpetuate a special "cause" or interest close to their hearts, one common thread unites these special alumni and friends. In every case, this common thread is a profound and abiding commitment to the protection and endowment of Penn State's future.

Alumni and friends who invest in Penn State Lehigh Valley through endowments can be certain that the philanthropy will benefit the campus and local community far into the future.

For more information about endowments, please contact the Penn State Lehigh Valley Office of Development at 610-285-5039.


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