UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Building on his philanthropic commitment to Penn State, an alumnus has created the David Dapko and Jason Cook Endowment for Alumni Association Away Game Pep Rallies. The endowment will ensure that alumni, students, fans and friends of Penn State continue to network and stay connected when the Lions take the field outside of Happy Valley.
David Dapko — former varsity cheerleader, member of Alpha Sigma Phi, THON overall morale chair and Parmi Nous president — was inspired to support the University and Alumni Association by his experiences in these organizations. Earning his bachelor's degree in marketing before receiving a master's in telecommunications, Dapko has had a successful career in marketing and communications and is currently chief consumer strategist with Kaplow Communications Inc. Dapko grew up in Pen Argyl and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his partner, Jason Cook.
Check out the Penn State Alumni Association's website for the entire story on Dapko's endowment and for more information on Penn Staters who have made a difference with their philanthropy.