Giving to the Department

Strengthening our Department for the future

Charitable gifts from our alumni and friends play an important role in creating and maintaining excellence in the classroom and the field. We are thankful and greatly appreciate those who have generously given to the Department in the past. We continue to depend on friends and alumni for their support. Your gift will make a difference! Any size gift helps the Department in our quest for excellence.

Your support will provide the Department with the ability to continue to offer scholarships and enhance our teaching, research, and outreach programs.

Continuing budget cuts, growing numbers of students, continually rising tuition, and soaring textbook costs create an urgent need to increase our ability to provide quality educational experience that will prepare our students for employment and leadership roles in the 21st century.

For those interested in creating a named endowment, options include endowing faculty chairs or creating an endowment that provides support for existing or new teaching, research, and extension initiatives. You may also wish to make a charitable gift to an existing endowment or scholarship fund within the school. Giving to the school can be in the form of a future estate gift, outright giving, appreciated securities, and monthly automatic deduction.

The Department has defined the following priority areas for enhancement:

  • Ensuring student opportunity through undergraduate and graduate scholarships and assistantships.
  • Enriching student learning experiences by supporting extra-curricular activities and projects, providing travel funds to participate in conferences and workshops, and supporting field trips, service learning and study-abroad opportunities.
  • Building faculty and staff strength by funding faculty development,  providing seed money to facilitate new collaborations, the exploration of new teaching methods, research initiatives and outreach programs.

To give the Department a gift by credit card, please go to: (Specify your gift to the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, ACAEC).

Or, make checks payable to “Penn State” and send to:
Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education
103 Armsby Building
University Park, PA 16802

LEGACY GIFTS  endow faculty chairs, endow scholarships, provide for new facilities or equipment, and establish new initiatives and programs. These initiatives are in line with the goals of the University’s current fundraising campaign, “For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students.” Such gifts can be created with cash, securities, annuities and trusts, and estate plans. If you are interested in learning more about these giving opportunities, contact Lauren Steinberg in the College of Agricultural Sciences Development Office at 814-865-0158, or