The College of Health and Human Development is grateful for the generous gifts it receives from alumni and other donors. These gifts enable the College to support innovative initiatives, deal with emergencies, and invest in the future.

The type of gift you wish to make — cash, securities, property, a work of art — will determine the techniques and the special tax and financial benefits available to you. An outright gift of cash or other assets will generate an immediate income tax charitable deduction. Penn State can put this kind of gift to work quickly in support of the programs of your choice. If you have assets that you would like to give but depend on for income, then you may prefer to make a deferred gift. Several deferred gift plans allow you to make your commitment while providing income for yourself or others. Endowments blend a donor's vision with the College's needs and objectives and typically bear the name of the donor or donor's loved one.

Kathleen Rider, director of development, will work closely and confidentially with you and your financial advisers to ensure that your gift achieves your individual goals and expresses your personal vision. You can reach her at 814-865-1064 or