Your Gifts at Work

  • Sometimes gifts help IUP with immediate needs, but we also must plan for the future and seek gifts that are put into funds and can fulfill needs over a longer period of time.

    Make your annual gift now to have an immediate impact and assist students with Deans Merit Scholarships, the Sutton Scholarship, and a variety of other needs—books, travel expenses, program enhancements, and more.  

    For gifts of larger sums that have a lasting impact, you may discuss your options by calling 855-477-5266 or sending an email to

    Whatever you choose, rest assured your gift makes many great things happen. See the stories below to find out how.

  • Growing and Matching for Good
    Scholarship funding helped Wendy Naman ’92, and now she is giving back by supporting the Sutton Scholarship fund.
    Changing a Life
    Rose Solomond plans to work with at-risk youth. Ed Keller ’74 works for a foundation that supports youth. Donating to scholarships provides unlimited possibilities.
    Creating Life Lessons
    Terry Serafini ’61 believes it's important for today’s philanthropists to create the base for the next generation. He is challenging IUP students to give back to IUP through matching gifts.
    Opening Doors
    John Kopchick ’72, M’75 and Char Labay Kopchick ’73 are opening doors at IUP for students like Denali Davis, a biology and chemistry major.
    Paying It Forward
    The basic values of appreciation, respect, and making good choices. Fred Garbinski ’65 is paying it forward through his scholarship efforts.
    Experiencing Real Life
    Seeing an opportunity, Pat Imbrogno ’78 connected IUP with LMRK, an international petroleum technology company, to provide students with real-life experiences in the classroom.