Graduates and the Lion

Giving Options

Giving Options

Enhance Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus’ excellence by giving in a variety of ways.


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.


Nothing else we do to improve the quality of a Penn State education will matter if students and families can’t afford the opportunities we offer. Scholarships are the University’s top priority. Every year, we lose talented, dedicated students because of the cost of a Penn State degree. Many undergraduates work multiple jobs while carrying a full course load, yet students are graduating with an average personal debt of more than $34,000. These financial realities restrict the dreams of far too many students and families. With the help of our alumni and friends, we can ensure that our opportunities remain accessible for students whose means may be limited but whose ability and ambition are limitless.

Corporations and Foundations

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus represents an important investment alternative for corporations and foundations in the region.

Why? Because as part of the Penn State mission of teaching, research and service to communities, Penn State Fayette is committed to generating impact for the region that is broad based and long term. Beyond providing a comprehensive education benefit to the region, our campus is also a substantial contributor to the local economy while providing vital resources and access to the community.

Also, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus boasts strong ties to area organizations and corporations. Members of these organizations are represented on our various campus and curriculum Advisory Boards, and they reach out to our students through internships, mentoring, lecturing and small group presentations. Companies committed to building and sustaining our campus give back to our students to ensure their future and to provide the best possible education to our mutual constituents.

For more information please contact Lori Omatick at 724-430-4190.

Program Support

To remain in the forefront of learning, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus must constantly refresh and renew its academic programs and move into new disciplines as opportunities arise. In a sense, program support serves as "venture capital" that allows the campus to retain leadership in many of the fields in which it already has distinguished itself, and to create entire new fields of study to better serve the Commonwealth and the nation.

Faculty Support

Endowed chairs and professorships are among the most important resources any university can have in assembling and maintaining a distinguished faculty. Such positions provide honor and recognition for the men and women who hold them, but they also provide something more important – a stable, dependable source of income for special teaching and research materials, library acquisitions, salary supplements, and travel assistance.

Competition for the best available teachers and researchers is even more acute than for the promising students, in part because Penn State must also compete with private industry and the public sector for potential faculty. Such competition is traditionally keen in fields where the University, private business, and government most closely interface-engineering, business, the sciences, and health care fields, to name only a few. In recent years, competition for the most talented teachers and researchers in the liberal arts had intensified as well. The additional support and recognition that accompanies an endowed chair or professorship often makes the difference in Penn State's ability to recruit a distinguished scholar, or retain that scholar in the face of lures form other institutions and potential employers.

Planned Giving

Bequests and other planned giving opportunities let you make a long-term investment in Penn State Fayette:

  • Bequest—Benefit loved ones and Penn State with a will
  • Estate Note—Guarantee your pledge through your estate
  • Living Trust—A satisfying commitment today, preserving control and security for tomorrow
  • Retirement Plan Assets—Designate Penn State as a beneficiary for funds you do not use
  • Charitable Lead Trust—Maintain wealth while giving income
  • Lifetime Endowment Program—A substantial gift for a modest investment
  • Life Insurance—Convenience and flexibility in giving

Whether you are considering making a gift through appreciated securities, personal property, or planned giving, the University's professionals will work closely and confidentially with you and your financial advisers to ensure that your gift achieves your individual goals and expresses your personal vision for Penn State. Please call Lori Omatick at 724-430-4190 for more information.