Alumnus and Leading Philanthropist Makes $6.5 Million Gift

Created: Mar 08, 2019 (4:49AM)

Penn State alumnus and leading philanthropist John Leone has made a gift of $6.5 million to advance the University's current fundraising campaign, "A Greater Penn State for 21st Century." Of the gift, $5 million will endow the John Leone Dean's Chair in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) and provide the college's dean with flexible resources to advance a range of priorities. The remaining $1.5 million will support renovations to the Lasch Football Building.

"Extending his already extraordinary record of philanthropic leadership, John's new gift to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences will strengthen the foundation on which world-class research and educational experiences are built, helping to propel the college to even greater heights," said Executive Vice President and Provost Nick Jones. "In addition, his gift to Penn State Athletics will enable our football student-athletes to reach their full potential on and off the field. Penn State is fortunate to have an alumnus as committed to our success as John Leone is.”

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