The Hope Gala, an annual gala and fundraising effort centered in New York City, announced their family speaker, The Johnson Family! To read the Hope Gala’s most recent newsletter, including The Johnson Family’s story, click here. The Hope Gala takes place on Saturday, March 11 in Gotham Hall. Tickets are going fast for the event — if you wish to secure your tickets, click here!
This year, five alumni pairs are competing for a chance to dance in THON 2017! On behalf of the Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group Board, we wish you all the best of luck in your fundraising efforts! Click below to Donate or Follow their progress as they continue to make a difference, FTK!
If you are a recent Penn State alumnus (defined by those who graduated between the years 2012 and 2016) – this message is for YOU!
If you give back to the college or campus of your choice, your donation will be matched with a donation to THON via big time THON supporter, Ned Brokloff.
It’s pretty simple: visit this link, select the Penn State college or campus of your choice, and make your donation. You can even credit a THON organization with your donation! You’ll simply follow instructions via email.
We are so grateful for this opportunity and excited to see how much it grows. For The Glory, For The Kids!
For more information and to donate, click here.
Note: This blog post was provided by Four Diamonds.
Four Diamonds is encouraging supporters to give hope this holiday season, and Fundraise Your Way FTK®. It’s as easy as clicking on the link below, creating a page, sharing your personal story and asking your friends and family to support you.
Honor or memorialize someone you love who has been affected by childhood cancer. You could even take on feats of strength as part of your New Year’s Resolution, or organize your own unique event, like a 5K or a casual day at work.
If you have questions on how to get started with your Fundraise Your Way FTK® campaign, please email Katie Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-531-6086.
About Four Diamonds:
Four Diamonds’ mission is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support and innovative research. Over the past 44 years, Four Diamonds has helped more than 3,700 children and families by covering 100 percent of all medical expenses related to cancer care not covered by insurance. Four Diamonds also supports a diverse platform of childhood cancer research, seeking improved treatments and cures to benefit kids around the world.
While THON is in full swing at the BJC, just over 900 miles south, Floridian Penn Staters will be having their own celebration! On February 18, The Florida Suncoast and Tampa Chapters of the Penn State Alumni Association will host Clubbing For Cancer at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa, FL. Mark it in your calendar! Stay tuned, more information will be available soon and posted to our website.
Need somewhere to stay over THON Weekend? We’ve reserved a hotel block at the downtown Days Inn! There are only a few rooms left, so call and make your reservations soon!
Rate: $169 per night
Reservation Phone: (814) 238-8454
Reservation Code: CGDMPS
Website: Days Inn State College
Did THON put you on a career path as a professional in the non-profit world, or are you an active volunteer fundraiser?
Whether you’re growing early in your career, considering a career change, or a lifelong longer who’s also dedicated to fundraising, learn more fundraising and leadership in Penn State’s all online, four-course post-baccalaureate Certificate in Philanthropic Leadership.
To help benefit your nonprofit career or volunteer work, you’ll:
- Learn about best practices and key principles
- Study strategy and tactics
- Broaden and deepen your capacity to raise money
- Position you to become a successful fundraising leader
You’ll also engage in case studies, craft presentations and infographics, and work on self-designed projects, creating a portfolio that you can share with your current employer or on an interview.
If you have a passion for philanthropy and want to hone your communications skills, increase critical thinking aptitude, and further develop leadership skills, contact program coordinator and lecturer Sophie Penney, PhD at (814) 863-6480 or email@example.com and learn more here.