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Penn State Raises More Than $100,000 on #GivingTuesday

These days it seems like Thanksgiving has evolved into at least four holidays — the official national day of Thanksgiving, followed by two days of consumerism and commercialization in Black Friday and Cyber Monday sandwiched before Giving Tuesday. The latter was started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a day of nationwide generosity to give back to the community, largely through charitable donations.

University development offices have begun to get in on the Giving Tuesday party, and Penn State is no different. According to an email sent to Penn State donors by Executive Director of Annual Giving Ann Lehman, Penn State took in $119,942 from 903 donors this year.

“Because of generosity from alumni and friends like you, the Penn State #GivingTuesday campaign raised $119,942 from 903 donors,” Lehman wrote. “This support will continue to foster the environment of empowered learning that inspires Penn Staters to be difference-makers around the world. And this incredible display of dedication will continue to communicate that Penn Staters are not only proud, but equally invested and caring.”

The Student Philanthropy Council joined the fun by giving out t-shirts and cake in the HUB to promote giving to Penn State. If your student loans are all paid off (bless you), and you want to give to Penn State to get in on the #GivingTuesday spirit, here’s the linkaroo.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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