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Risk Management Shouldn’t Stifle THON’s Mission

While the decision is supposed to mitigate risk for THON volunteers traveling, in reality, it coddles legal adults, limits fundraising opportunities, and puts an undue burden on our town and gown relationship.


THON Bans All Fundraising That Requires Travel

"THON is committed to providing opportunities for involvement and fundraising to our volunteers, alumni, and supporters despite these changes. With this decision, we recognize the need to provide alternative fundraising methods in order to engage all THON volunteers and stakeholders."


THON: For Which Kids?

"Like any large organization, THON has flaws -- and these shortcomings are magnified by the fact that no one is willing to talk about them."


THON Announces 2020 Executive Committee

THON 2019 is only a month or so behind us, but the organization is already preparing for its next fundraising year and THON Weekend 2020.


Paterno Fellows Program ‘Starts’ Honest Conversation About THON

It’s not every day you hear someone criticize THON in a public forum, especially when it feels like this type of tough conversation can leave you ostracized from the mainstream Penn State community. Even so, the Paterno Fellows Program sought out to kickstart a conversation about THON at its second annual current issues forum, “Understanding […]

Paterno Fellows Program To Host ‘Understanding THON’ Contemporary Issues Forum

A panel of faculty and students in the program will express their views on the largest student-run philanthropy in the world in its second annual forum.

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