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The Power of Your Gift to Make a Difference

Philanthropic support of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program at Penn State Altoona accelerates the advancement of academic initiatives and broadens the educational horizons of our students. Our program enhances classroom instruction with “real world” experiences by empowering students to develop their business ideas and concepts, counsel small business owners, and interact with local business leaders. In theory and practice, our program prepares students to achieve their entrepreneurial aspirations.

Your gift will aid Penn State Altoona’s efforts to graduate students who are creative leaders, prepared to launch their careers with transferable skills and a global perspective. In the competitive workplace environment, where professionals with diversified talents are valued at a premium, alumni of our Entrepreneurial Studies Program will be called upon to offer solutions to economic and societal challenges. Unquestionably, your philanthropy will help our students create a brighter economic future for citizens and employers throughout Pennsylvania, across the nation, and around the world.

Thank you for your consideration and support of our students and our college.

Nancy and Steve Sheetz (left) present Chancellor Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry with a check for $2.5 million dollars. According to Steve, “We feel it is a great opportunity to show our support for our community, Penn State Altoona, the entrepreneurial program and especially those students who dream of one day operating their own business.”

Get In Contact

Donna J. Bon, Executive Director of the Sheetz Center

202D Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence

1309 11th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601