LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, raised more than $166,000 for student scholarships at the fourth-annual Benefit Fayette fundraiser event on Oct. 12 in the Community Center on campus.
The evening opened with a cocktail hour and a live piano performance by Ron Bickel, followed by a live auction and announcement of major gifts.
A $25,000 gift commitment was announced for the creation of the Calkins Foundation Annually Funded Scholarship. This need-based scholarship fund will provide a total of $5,000 per year over five years to students enrolled in the four-year Business or Corporate Communication degree programs at Penn State Fayette, and who are participating in a for-credit internship.
Additionally, a gift of $100,000 from the Addison Gibson Foundation was announced to benefit the Penn State Fayette general scholarship fund. The funds will be used over the next two years to support second-, third-, and fourth-year, full-time students enrolled in a campus baccalaureate program. Eligibility will be based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.