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 firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more here.
Find yourself in the area of West Chester, PA, on December 3rd? Landmark, located at 158 West Gay Street, will be donating 25% of proceeds from all food and drink sold that day to THON!
Additionally, gift baskets will be raffled off between 12 and 3 pm. Find more information about this fundraiser on the event page.
Questions? Contact the event organizer, Stephanie Wittig.
Presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, the Liberty Ball will take place at 7 pm on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
The event will be hosted at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles, dinner, dessert, and dancing are just some of the fun items on the program for the evening.
Tickets are on sale now, so be sure to grab yours before they sell out!
The NYC Hope Gala is an annual gala established to support the fundraising efforts of THON, and you’re invited! Taking place on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Gotham Hall, the Hope Gala is a night full of entertainment, good company, and celebration.
On November 19 and 20, a team of runners will take on the Philadelphia Half and Full Marathons—For The Kids! The Cents of Hope team will start last in the race, and donors pledge money to donate for each runner they pass.
On average, Cents of Hope team members pass over 5,700 runners!
On October 21, the Penn State Alumni Association honored twenty alumni groups and four individuals for their inspiring work. The PSAA Volunteer Awards Dinner is an opportunity to recognize exemplary service by affiliate groups and alumni who have contributed time, leadership, and talent on behalf of the Alumni Association and Penn State. And guess what, Dance Marathon AIG was among the 2016 awardees!
Mel Harris and Ashley Waters gladly accepted the Ned Brokloff Award for Alumni Association Affiliate Group Innovation on behalf of the AIG for our largest project, the DMAIG Mosaic.
THON supporters have been uploading photos for the mosaic-turned-mural, sharing their THON and Penn State memories and creating an online interactive mosaic. The digital mosaic is currently being turned into a permanent fixture to display at the new THON Store in the HUB. The DMAIG Mosaic has raised over $44,000 for THON and includes more than 1,500 photos and stories to showcase the history of THON.
We thank THON, PSAA, and The Four Diamonds Fund for their continued support for this project, and we thank and Mr. Ned Brokloff for sponsoring the award.
What’s next for the DMAIG Mosaic? Stay tuned on our social channels for the latest details about our upcoming reveal at the THON Store!
Can’t make it to the annual THON 5K in State College this year? Well, you’re in luck.
This year, you’re invited to participate in the second annual Virtual THON 5K! Over the weekend of October 14-16, runners and walkers alike are encouraged to take the same steps in their hometown. Registration is $30 with the inclusion of a 2015 THON 5K shirt, or $20 without the shirt.
Participants can register here: www.thon.org/about/events/virtualthon5k – and you can credit any organization you’d like!
Register by Monday, October 10, and you’re guaranteed to receive a runner/walker number and packet by the weekend.
Don’t forget to post pictures and videos of your journey! Use the hashtag #RunWithUsFTK on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to spread the word about your run/walk and show your followers how YOU are helping to end childhood cancer.
New to the Virtual THON 5K this year is the “Steps Taken Towards a Cure” Pledge. Nominate up to five people to take the steps with you, and collect a penny for each step you take during the 5K. (The average person takes around 6,000 steps over the course of a 5K, so the average donation amount will come to $60.) More info on this pledge can be found here (scroll to the bottom of the page), or by emailing email@example.com.
And, if you can make it to PSU for the annual 5K, you can register by clicking here.