Local financial adviser Jennifer L. Reynolds-Hamilton has pledged $25,000 to establish The Jennifer L. Reynolds-Hamilton Endowment in Support of the North Central PA LaunchBox. Penn State, as part of the Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence Campaign and the LaunchBox Matching Program, will make a one-time matching contribution to this endowment in the amount of $25,000, resulting in a $50,000 endowment.
Members of Pennsylvania Wildlife Habitat Unlimited recently made their annual $3,000 contribution to the organization's scholarship fund at Penn State DuBois. To date, the PWHU has contributed a total of $60,000, which has provided scholarships to 47 students.
The A.J. and Sigismunda Palumbo Charitable Trust has committed an additional $50,000 to a scholarship fund that will help students earn an education at Penn State DuBois. The Palumbo Scholarship at Penn State DuBois was established in 2008 with a $25,000 gift from the Palumbo Charitable Trust. To date, the trust has gifted more than $525,000 to campus scholarship funds.
A new endowment at Penn State DuBois named in memory of the late Deborah Gill will support student travel opportunities at the campus. Gill’s sister, Pam McMahon, has established the Dr. Deborah J. Gill Student Travel Endowment at Penn State DuBois with a $25,000 pledge.
This #GivingTuesday, Penn State DuBois will celebrate giving by supporting the campus Future Fund and Honors Scholarship. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will kick off at 6:55 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, and run through Dec. 3.
The Glenn and Ruth Mengle Foundation of St. Marys, Pennsylvania, has made a $15,000 gift to support the North Central PA LaunchBox Powered by Penn State DuBois. These funds will be used to enhance the downtown LaunchBox location with state-of-the-art technical equipment that will be made available to entrepreneurs and business representatives using the facility.