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2018 Class Gift Will Donate To The HUB Alma Mater Display, Student Farm Endowment, And Textbook And Educational Resource Fund

After a week of voting from five finalists, the Class Gift Committee revealed which three gifts the 2018 Class Gift will fund Wednesday afternoon in the HUB. This year’s seniors will have the option to donate to the HUB Alma Mater Display, Student Farm Endowment, and Textbook and Educational Resource Fund.

Here’s what you should know about the three projects chosen:

HUB Alma Mater Display

An artist will be commissioned “to create a display inspired by the Alma Mater in the HUB.” There aren’t specifics for what exactly the display would look like, but it’s not the first class gift to artistically commemorate a signature item of Penn State tradition — like the “We Are” sculpture outside of the IM Building for 2013’s class gift.

Student Farm Endowment

The Student Farm, which currently operates on donations alone, will receive an annual source of funding as part of this class gift. This organization aims to use its one-acre vegetable farm to facilitate honest conversation about the need to create sustainability solutions and make environmental changes in the future.

The Textbook and Educational Resources Fund

This has been an option in the past to benefit this program. If you aren’t familiar with it, the fund allows students to take out reserved books for their classes from the library instead of renting or buying them. It’s a noble idea, but it’s only meeting 10 percent of its current need. This gift will increase the availability of both physical copies and electronic books.


Students graduating in May 2018, August 2018, and December 2018 can donate to the 2018 class gift, or are encouraged to find another cause or organization of their choice to donate to to leave their legacy here at Penn State.

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