Giving Opportunities

Thank you for considering giving a gift to Penn State Hershey!

You can support any area or department at the Medical Center or College of Medicine. Below are some suggested options:

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

As central Pennsylvania's only academic health care center, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center not only provides a full range of health care services, but also is a referral center for rare and complex cases. The Medical Center also trains more than 360 resident physicians each year in a broad range of medical specialties. Make a Gift Now

Penn State College of Medicine

Founded in 1967, Penn State College of Medicine has since graduated more than 3,900 physicians, and more than 1,000 scientists with Ph.D. or masters in science degrees. With one out of every six applicants to medical school now applying to Penn State College of Medicine, our students represent some of the best and brightest in the nation. Make a Gift Now

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital

As the only children's hospital between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital provides exceptional care while keeping patients close to home. Construction of a free-standing, 252,000 square foot Children's Hospital is underway. The new facility will be a child- and family-friendly space designed to meet the unique needs of pediatric patients. Although we have successfully reached our goal of raising $65 million in private philanthropy for the new building, additional support is still critical to the project. The more money raised through private gifts means less the Medical Center will need to borrow. Make a Gift Now

Penn State Hershey Children's Miracle Network

Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital benefits from our affiliation with the international non-profit, Children's Miracle Network. The founding philosophy of Children's Miracle Network is that all funds raised remain in the community in which they were raised. Since 1984, Children's Miracle Network has contributed nearly $41 million to Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital to purchase life-saving pieces of equipment, fund innovative research, and support a variety of patient and educational programs. Make a Gift Now

The Four Diamonds Fund

The Four Diamonds Fund provides comprehensive care for pediatric cancer patients at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. The Fund supports the pediatric oncology program in several ways - through direct financial assistance to patient families, by funding research at Penn State College of Medicine, and by supporting various programs and services, such as Child Life and Music Therapy, that positively impact our patients. Make a Gift Now

Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute

Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute is a leader in the care of patients with disorders of the bones, joints, and spine. Our multi-disciplinary team of specialists enables us to care for adults and children with even the most complex disorders. Penn State Hershey researchers study a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders including arthritis, osteoporosis, and cancer of the musculoskeletal system. Make a Gift Now

Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute

Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute is central Pennsylvania's only comprehensive cancer center. By its very design, our Cancer Institute building, which opened in July 2009, fosters collaboration between our clinical physicians and our researchers. Our senior faculty have the expertise necessary to effectively lead clinical trials, without which cancer care would not advance. Our strong clinical and basic research programs provide the information to develop new clinical treatments but rely now more than ever on private philanthropy for funding. Make a Gift Now

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) serves as an independent but highly integrated academic engine for clinical and translational science. The CTSI builds on the strong tradition and rich experience of collaborative interdisciplinary thinking that exists at Penn State and brings this wide breadth of academic endeavor—including traditional biomedical activities, social sciences, arts, communications, economics, education, engineering, ethics, and health care delivery and policy—to bear on health. The long-range goal of the CTSI is to develop, implement, and make available to the community at large new methods to predict, prevent, and effectively treat human disease. Make a Gift Now.

Penn State Hershey Clinical Simulation Center

Penn State Hershey Clinical Simulation Center improves patient outcomes with effective programs that promote and enhance practitioner skills, clinical competence, teamwork, and interdisciplinary collaboration. To advance the field of health care simulation, the Center conducts innovative research into simulation theory, practice, and technology. Make a Gift Now

Penn State Hershey Diabetes Institute

Penn State Hershey Diabetes Institute is a collaboration of patients, health care providers, and scientists across Penn State. Our goal is to increase the scientific and medical knowledge needed to eradicate obesity and diabetes, and to help those with obesity and diabetes to live better lives. By Reinventing Diabetes Care™ for the 21st century, we strive to establish Penn State as a center of excellence in the prevention and control of obesity and diabetes. Make a Gift Now

Penn State Hershey Eye Center

Penn State Hershey Eye Center provides the highest quality eye care to our patients, improves care through research and education, and creates an environment where our team can develop professionally and find fulfillment in their work. We pledge to distinguish ourselves not only by our clinical and our academic achievements, but also by the professional manner in which we interact with others. Make a Gift Now

Penn State Hershey Global Health Center

Penn State Hershey Global Health Center is a gathering point of multidisciplinary approaches, all of which seek to better understand and address health issues that transcend geographic borders and that commonly present a greater burden to disadvantaged populations. The Center provides organization and oversight for the Medical Center's educational, service, and community research activities in global health. The Center is also responsible for promoting global health issues on campus. Make a Gift Now

Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute

Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute is dedicated to the delivery of quality care by integrating all cardiac and vascular services to better meet the needs of our patients. By teaming up research, education, and clinical care, the Heart and Vascular Institute raises the level of patient-focused care to create a national model for heart and vascular health. Make a Gift Now

Penn State LionCare

Penn State LionCare is a student-run, free clinic dedicated to serving the medical, psychological, and health needs of the underserved in Harrisburg, with specific commitment to the transient and uninsured populations found within the South-Central region of Pennsylvania. With a focus on promoting medical awareness and improving health education within the community, LionCare also educates students – our future physicians – through voluntary service, to become better, socially responsible clinicians. Make a Gift Now

Penn State Hershey Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center

Penn State Hershey Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to developing new treatments for melanoma patients. The Melanoma Center convenes researchers and clinicians from dermatology, oncology, pharmacology, and other areas with a goal of identifying and evaluating new agents and clinical interventions. Discoveries developed in the research portion of the Melanoma Center are tested through a portfolio of clinical trials offered to patients. Make a Gift Now

Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute

Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Institute was formed in 2009 to foster and enhance the collaboration between the Departments of Neural and Behavioral Science, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry; the neuroscience divisions of other clinical departments and faculty members in any department who are engaged in neuroscience research, education, or patient care.  Make a Gift Now

Institute for Personalized Medicine

The mission of Institute for Personalized Medicine is to organize, consolidate, and enhance Penn State's contribution to the field of personalized medicine and related disciplines in engineering and the natural and life sciences. The goal of the Institute is to develop therapies that are linked to the specific biological properties of an individual's disease that will let us design therapy tailored to the specific patient. Within the next decade, it is anticipated that this personalized approach will be the standard of care for many disorders. Make a Gift Now

Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children

As a community focused on health care, the Medical Center and College of Medicine is acutely aware of the need for better prevention, detection, and treatment of child maltreatment. Drawing from the resources of The Pennsylvania State University, including Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, Penn State Dickinson School of Law, and Penn State Department of Health and Human Development; the Center for the Protection of Children will provide a myriad of services that include clinical care, education, research, and training. Philanthropic partnerships and funds raised are vital to these efforts. Make a Gift Now

Penn State Center for Quality Improvement

The Penn State Center for Quality Improvement is committed to ensuring that all patients are provided with the highest quality and safest care. Driven by the passion and teamwork of clinicians, researchers, and educators, the CQI advances high quality care through applied research, implementation of evidence-based care, and targeted education. Make a Gift Now