Penn State Lehigh Valley 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.
Our campus’ mission of teaching and service to the community and our commitment to generating impact for the region 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. For these reasons, and many more, Penn State Lehigh Valley represents an important investment for corporations and foundations in the region.
Many corporations and businesses in our area have a matching gift program. Through these programs an employee’s gift to an educational institution can be matched by the employer one to one, two to one, and in some cases three to one! Talk to your Human Resources office today to see if you qualify.
Equipment and Gifts-in-Kind
The need for scientific and other specialized equipment for classrooms, laboratories, libraries, and offices is always present. Penn State depends on philanthropic sources—especially corporate partnerships—for gifts-in-kind and direct support that will help maintain a state-of-the-art, industry relevant educational experience.
Gifts-in-kind are non-cash donations used by the University to carry out its educational, research and outreach missions. Examples of gifts-in-kind include:
- services such as printing, graphic design, engineering, auctioneering, sculpting and artwork, etc.
- books, music, scripts
- office items
- laboratory instrumentation
- construction materials
By providing Penn State Lehigh Valley with a gift-in-kind or assisting in the attainment of equipment, your company is establishing itself as a corporate partner of the University.
Office of Development
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