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Submit Your 2021 Class Gift Proposals

Penn State students can now submit proposals for the 2021 Class Gift.

Every year, the class gift serves as a treasured tradition for each senior class and gives the Penn State community an opportunity to impact the university and leave a lasting legacy. Previous gifts have included the Nittany Lion Shrine, the Allen Street Gates, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) endowments, and everything in between.

“Class Gifts are what makes Penn State special and can be seen through landmarks and other gifts such as endowments and scholarships,” Executive Director of the Class Gift Campaign Liam Parrish said in a statement. “Now it is time for the Class of 2021 to leave their mark on such an amazing university!”

Last year, the senior class voted to provide an endowment to CAPS to have “a lasting role in helping students of future generations.” The Class of 2019 opted to fund a new entry gate to the new Pollinators’ Garden at the Arboretum, which wasn’t exactly well-received.

To submit your idea, head over to the campaign’s website or text  “classgift2021” to 41444. Be sure to include a short description of your gift idea and how it aligns with the mission of Penn State and the Class Gift Campaign.

Once proposals are collected and reviewed, students will vote on the class gift before it’s announced later this fall.

Nominations will close on Friday, October 2 before a two-week voting period begins in mid-October. The Student Philanthropy Network will virtually announce the class gift later this fall.

We’ll update this post with more information as it becomes available.

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