Giving Tuesday at Penn State DuBois raises nearly $3,000 for Future Fund

DUBOIS, Pa. — Giving Tuesday at Penn State DuBois raised nearly $3,000 to support the Penn State DuBois Future Fund. Gifts from alumni, friends, faculty and staff, as well as a $1,000 match from Chancellor M. Scott McBride, all contributed to the total.

The Penn State DuBois Future Fund is unrestricted, which allows the chancellor to utilize funds to support the greatest needs of the campus. Gifts help to support emergency funding for students in crisis, student scholarships, career services and student internships, community-based research projects, lab equipment, books, student travel opportunities, student activities and cultural events, and much more.

Held this year on Tuesday, Nov. 27, #GivingTuesday is an annual global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y — a community and cultural center in New York City — #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

For more information on all giving at Penn State DuBois, contact Director of Development Jean Wolf, at 814-372-3038 or [email protected].