Through careful planning, your gift can make a significant impact upon the educational experience at Thiel College. Here are just a few examples:
Named Scholarships - Your investment in a Thiel student recognizes and encourages excellence and will forever link your name (or the name of a loved one) with helping students achieve their educational goals. You can designate how the scholarship recipients are to be chosen so that your interests and values are perpetuated. Recent examples include the Patti McKee Bock Scholarship for students preparing for a teaching career and the Kathryn E. Pearce Scholarship fund for students from Mercer County, Pennsylvania.
Named Professorships - An endowment that will provide funding for a professorship in the academic department of your choice will enable Thiel College to attract and retain top scholars and teachers. A recent example is the James Pedas Professor of Communication Chair.
Named Programs - We will work with you to determine an area that incorporates your special interests with the programs of the College. An example of a recent program endowment is the Haller Enterprise Institute. The Haller Institute encourages students in any major to begin their own businesses while they continue their Thiel education. The Institute supports an entrepreneurship course and helps students make important connections with business leaders.
Providing an annual lecture series or speaker's forum in a special area of study brings experts from around the world to the Thiel campus to share their perspectives with students and faculty. This is another example of how an endowed program can have an impact on the campus. The Mary Haaland Women's Forum, a Center for Women's Leadership Lecture Series, was established in 1998 to bring outstanding speakers to campus to serve as role models as well as share their expertise with our students.
Named Facilities - An area of the campus or a classroom, laboratory, even a building, can be named for you or a loved one. The campus has many facilities that can be renovated or built to incorporate new technology or new services for students, faculty and staff. Recent examples include the renovation and expansion of the Howard Miller Student Center, the Paul Bush Fitness Center and the Kemper Classroom.
Undesignated Gifts - Many donors wish to remain anonymous or want their gifts to be used to support Thiel's ongoing educational programs, including scholarship, faculty salaries, co-curricular activities and building projects. These undesignated gifts are used at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. There are a number of opportunities for an interested donor to change the lives of generations of students. We will be happy to work with you to perpetuate your interests in a way that will benefit Thiel students for generations to come.
For more information contact College Advancement.