THON is a student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. Our mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness, and ensure funding for critical research—all in pursuit of a cure.

The Central Maryland Chapter is raising money to help this great organization so please click on the link to our chapter fundraiser page below to make a donation!

https://donate.thon.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donate.participant&participantID=32464

Scholarship Fundraiser

We have a limited supply of these WE ARE masks from the Penn State Alumni Association and for a recommended donation of $7 or more, you can get one of your own. Show the world your Penn State Pride! Click on the Scholarship link in the menu bar above and then click on the Donate button. If you're not a member and we need a mailing address, we'll contact you via your PayPal email account. Take a look at the story below to see how your donation is helping a Penn State student!

Membership Invitation!

Hello Penn Staters!

The new membership year for the Central Maryland Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association is upon us. Our chapter’s membership year runs from June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021, so now is the time to join or renew! Unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone our annual membership event, originally scheduled for May, due to the pandemic, so we’re conducting our membership drive online.

The chapter does receive some financial support from the PSU Alumni Association, but this doesn’t cover all of our operating expenses. By becoming a member of the chapter, you help us sponsor many activities throughout the year, including our annual membership event that we hope to conduct live post-COVID-19, the annual freshman sendoff, weekly football watching parties, monthly happy hours and other special events, including supporting THON. The chapter also supports local charities such as Toys-4-Tots and the Polar Bear Plunge and offers opportunities to represent Alumni Association values. By becoming a member, you will also receive regular emails from the chapter with event notices and our newsletter.

Please join or renew your annual dues today. Dues are $15 per year for individuals or $25 per year for a family membership.

All you need to do is click on the "Join Us" button in the menu bar at the top of this page and follow the directions. We have set up an entirely new membership tracking process, so we are asking that you complete the membership form, even if you are renewing.

Thanks in advance for your help and can’t wait to see everyone again soon!

We Are!

Lisa Garrett

Vice President of Membership

E-Mail Policy

The chapter has changed its e-mail policy so please take a second to review this information so that you can continue to received regular updates (typically monthly) from us.

We are moving to a much stricter opt-in policy to receive regular updates from the chapter. A few times a year, for important notifications (e.g. this membership invitation), we will use a mailing list from the Penn State Alumni Association for people in our local area who have opted into their mailings. But this is a limited one-time-use listing, so unless you select the option to be added to our regular list, these are the only updates you will see. If you'd like to continue hearing about chapter events and receive our newsletter, you'll need to opt-in. You can do this by clicking on the Join-Us link in the menu at the top of this page and enter your Name & Email in the "Subscribe to our Email List" box.