PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Better Know A THON Committee: Donor And Alumni Relations

We’ve already shown you what the Communications, Dancer Relations, Finance, and Merch committees look like. Now it’s time for a Penn State Dads favorite: the Donor and Alumni Relations committee.

Donor and Alumni Relations committee members can be spotted throughout the concourse wearing royal blue t-shirts. Their main job is to maintain and hopefully increase the THON total year after year. They do so by ensuring that all donors are individually thanked and are having an overall positive THON donation experience.

Members are also responsible for making sure that all of the different organizations are following THON’s fundraising rules throughout the season. But perhaps their biggest task is ensuring that THONvelopes are collected and sorted properly since they have total control over that realm of THON fundraising.

During THON weekend, committee members are tasked with providing tours for alumni and donors. They show them the ins and outs of the event so they know exactly what their money is going toward. It helps establish and secure lasting relationships with THON’s many generous donors.

The job is no easy task. Since every donor needs to be thanked, many times committee members will hand-write thank you notes to show their appreciation. Without their hard work, the THON total might not be what it is every year.

Fun Fact: The inclusion of the word “Alumni” was added a couple years ago to make graduates feel more inclined to donate to the cause.

About the Author

Emma Dieter

Emma is a sophomore from the ever popular "right-outside" Philly area studying labor employment relations and PR. She has been a Penn Stater from cradle and will continue to bleed blue and white, 'til grave. She loves trashy romance novels, watching Netflix, and crying over cute videos of dogs. If you ever want to talk more with her about how great she is, or simply have other inquiries, feel free to email her at [email protected]

Comments

State College Links
More by Emma

Sig Ep To Host Humboldt Broncos Benefit Fundraiser

In honor of those lost in a bus crash that killed 16 people, and in order to raise money for the families of the victims, Sig Ep will host a fundraiser Friday at their chapter house.

10 Questions With Movin’ On 2019 Executive Director Phoebe Millspaugh

Ninth Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run To Benefit Special Olympics Scheduled For Sunday

Athletics

Penn State Men’s Gymnastics Sophomore Stephen Nedoroscik Crowned Pommel Horse National Champion

The sophomore claimed his second-straight pommel horse national championship.

Penn State Baseball’s Offense Better Suited For Football

Club Cross Country Hosts Not-Hoosier Half Marathon After Nationals Cancellation

Penn State Men’s Lacrosse Falls To No. 10 Rutgers 11-8 In Piscataway

Spillane Has Been Effective For Men’s Lacrosse In Ament’s Absence

Student Life

We Want To See Your Decorated Graduation Caps

Your graduation cap is your chance to stand out in the crowd. We want to see how creative you got.

Club Cross Country Hosts Not-Hoosier Half Marathon After Nationals Cancellation

Lion’s Paw Medal Winner Roger Williams To Discuss New Book On Evan Pugh

Saquon Barkley Shows Some Skin On SI Cover

The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Barkley is expected to be a top-five pick, and he and his most vehement supporters say there’s no reason he won’t go No. 1 overall.

The Grades Are In: How Blue-White Players To Watch Performed

Micah Parsons, Nick Tarburton, and Lamont Wade all did themselves well in new positions over the weekend, while Sean Clifford showed us what he’s capable of.

Two Found Guilty In Murder Of Penn State Professor

Two people will spend the rest of their lives in prison after a Centre County jury on Monday found them guilty of murdering Penn State professor Ronald Bettig in August 2016.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Oh, The People You See On A Nice Day In State College

Nice weather brings everyone out of their caves. Here are some of the types of people you may see if you step outside of yours.

Send this to a friend