Philanthropy Week

During this special annual event, students, faculty and staff celebrate the impact of philanthropy at PA College!

You did it! Thank you to all of the students, faculty and staff who contributed to our “Spare Change Fundraiser” for the Student Emergency Fund during our 2019 Philanthropy Week. Together, you raised $759.74! Along with the generous matching gift of $500 from Dean of Nursing, Cheryl J. Grab, Ed.D, MSN, RN ’77, we’re adding $1,259.74 to this important fund that helps students address short-term financial crises and stay on track in school!

Special Thanks to:

Cheryl J. Grab, Ed.D, MSN, RN ’77 for her challenge gift of $500 to the Spare Change Fundraiser for the Student Emergency Fund

Our SNAP students for making an extraordinary gift of $230 to the Spare Change Fundraiser for the Student Emergency Fund

Students in our Lambda Nu Gamma Chi Chapter for their gift of $209.74 to the Spare Change Fundraiser for the Student Emergency Fund

Our Faculty & Staff Donors Who Participated in the “Why I Give” Scavenger Hunt: Elizabeth Ashley, Molly Caldwell, Dr. Becky Cox-Davenport, Dr. Karen Dielmann, Stephanie Ellis, Wendell Esbenshade, Mary Fetter ’97, Nancy Florey, Dr. Cheryl Grab ’77, JoAnn Hendricks ’78, Dr. Jean L. Hershey ’79, Tom Hulstine, Karen Jenkins, Dr. Kim Johnston, Scott Lokey, Penni Longenecker, Dr. Dee Minchhoff, Barb Poukish, Vickie L. Price, Dr. Stacey Ruch, Dr. Mary Grace Simcox, Maryglo Stroik, Dr. Erika Wilkinson, Ellen Wylie, Dr. Joseph York and Dr. Kristen D. Zulkosky

PA College donors Yvonne Copenhaver Duncan ’59, Colette & Jim Hipolit, Bruce Limpert and Ken Stoudt for hosting the “What’s Hot About Philanthropy” Hot Chocolate Bar

Canteen Food Services for hosting our donation collection boxes on campus for the Spare Change Fundraiser for the Student Emergency Fund and Chrissy Robinson for creating her own fundraising “annex.”

Congratulations to students Alex Jackson ‘19, Brenda Valentine ‘21, Calvin Martin ’20, Rebekah Adams ‘19 and Stephanie Somerville ‘20, the winners of our Philanthropy Week “Why I Give” Donor Scavenger Hunt! Check out their photos and feedback on the experiences in our Facebook album.

2019 Event:

Spare Change Fundraiser for Student Emergency Fund – Feb. 4-7, 2019

Throughout the week, contribute your spare change and small bills to benefit the Student Emergency Fund at PA College. Donate cash at the campus Starbucks and cafeteria or make your gift online! Our goal for the week is $500, plus, our Dean of Nursing, Cheryl J. Grab, Ed.D, MSN, RN, has offered a challenge gift, promising to match donations received this week up to an additional $500!

“Why I Give” Donor Scavenger Hunt – Feb. 4-7, 2019

Throughout the week, look for faculty and staff wearing a “Why I Give” ribbon this week and collect their personal stories of PA College philanthropy – hints for where you might find these special donors will be announced on the PA College Facebook page and through Instagram stories. Connect with three participating faculty or staff members, send their name and “why” to Campus Life and win one of several scavenger hunt prize packs!

Donor Love Postcard-o-thon – Feb. 4-7, 2019

Helping students like you reach your goals inspires our donors to give generously. Help us to express our love and appreciation by stopping by the Starbucks Atrium to write personalized notes for our donor love postcard project.  Student participants will feel the love in return with a gift of PA College swag!

            Monday-Thursday | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

            Thursday | 3-5 p.m.

What’s Hot about Philanthropy Hot Chocolate Bar – Feb. 5, 2019

Enjoy afree, tasty treat served up donors who have made gifts to the College on Tuesday, February 5, from 1-3 p.m. in the High Auditorium Lobby. Pick up some “food for thought” about why these special friends are passionate about giving to the College.

Pay It Forward Fortune Cookies – Feb. 6, 2019

Stop by the Donor Love Postcard-A-Thon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Starbucks Atrium, and crack open a fortune cookie to discover any easy way you can “pay it forward” today to improve the good fortune of a classmate, instructor or staff member. Don’t let the fun stop there – send a picture of you completing your good deed to Campus Life so we can showcase all of these acts of kindness all day long to inspire others!

Presented by the Offices of Advancement and Campus Life & Student Engagement

Questions about Philanthropy Week? Contact Director of Donor Relations, Karen Jenkins.