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Shippensburg University Foundation

Shippensburg University Foundation

Helping Shippensburg University students and the region exceed expectations.

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SHIP really is IT! Thank you to the Class of 1973 for helping to bring this project to fruition!We did a thing! Join us on June 1 at 9:30 a.m. during Alumni Weekend when we officially dedicate the new Ship letters. This project was made possible through the generosity of the Class of 1973! #ShipHappens #ShipIsIt #Ship #shippensburguniversity ... See MoreSee Less
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The Impact of your Gifts:Your gifts to the Alumni or Parent Annual Fund support the Joint Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Program. The Minds@Work Conference is a culmination of these funded projects and other research. It is because of your support that students have the opportunity to work side by side with their professors giving them an edge for graduate school or future employment in their field of study. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to our AMAZING Ship Family. Your support of ShipGives is inspiring... $137,691!But we're still counting... so if you didn't have a chance to make a gift, or would like to make an additional gift, go to ... See MoreSee Less
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Recent News

Dedication of the new Rob Lieblein and Alera Group Forum

April 9, 2024

On April 8, 2024, the Shippensburg University Council of Trustees, in recognition of Rob Lieblein’s outstanding philanthropy and commitment to Shippensburg University and its students, named the former Grove Forum, the Rob Lieblein and Alera Group Forum. Rob, …

ShipGives Happy Hour!

March 21, 2024

Join the Shippensburg University Foundation and Alumni Relations on April 9 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Appalachian Brewing Company in Mechanicsburg to celebrate ShipGives! Make a gift of $50 or more and pick up your socks! Register at:

Preserve your SHIP Memories!

July 7, 2023

July 31, 2023 is the last day to purchase a personalized brick that will be placed on the Stewart Hall Plaza before Alumni Weekend 2023. And did you know? If you already purchased a brick – you can find it through our easy-to-use Find My Brick feature.

2023 ShipGives Happy Hour

March 29, 2023

Tuesday, April 4:  5:30-7:30 Appalachian Brewing Company 6462 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA All members of the SHIP Family are invited to enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar. Come socialize and celebrate your ShipGives impact! Make a gift of $35 or more …

Transformational Gift Impacts Current and Future Engineering Students

September 27, 2022

Shippensburg University and the Shippensburg University Foundation are pleased to announce the newly named Milton and Doreen Morgan School of Engineering and Laboratory. The naming, announced during a ceremony on September 27, honors the couple’s transformatio …

Ship Students would love to talk to you!

February 14, 2022

Every gift matters! Any way it is measured—by participation or by dollars, —giving to support SHIP matters. It matters to our students, who benefit from expanded opportunities for scholarships, research funds, text books, and more. SU Foundation phonathon call …

Scholarship Established for Dr. Blaine F. Shover

January 21, 2022

Dr. Blaine F. Shover, beloved Shippensburg University music professor passed away on January 13th, 2022.  He will be dearly missed by his colleagues, students, friends, family, and musicians. Dr. Shover recently retired as the conductor of the Concert Choir an …

Morgans honored at ribbon cutting for SU’s Centers for Excellence

May 6, 2021

Shippensburg University unveiled the new downtown location for its Centers for Excellence, located at 29 E. King Street, on April 30. A ribbon cutting ceremony marked another step in Ship’s efforts to enhance the connection between the university and the local …

Kathryn Seaber Honored

April 12, 2021

Shippensburg University celebrated the Kathryn Huhges Seaber Raiders Academic Center for Student-Athletes (RAC) with a socially distanced ribbon cutting on April 8. The center began operating in late 2019, but a formal opening was delayed due to the COVID-19 p …

ShipGives April 7 & 8

April 7, 2021

Join us for #ShipGives 2021 by making your gift, challenging your friends, & sharing on social! Make a real impact on students at Ship by joining members of the Ship Family as we all come together for 24-Hours of #ShipGives! Come together to celebrate Ship …

September 28: Jane Goss Memorial Golf Tournament

May 27, 2020

The 2020 Jane Goss Memorial Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for Monday, September 28. Proceeds from this annual golf tournament benefit the Women’s Athletics program at Ship. Sponsorships are available.  Learn more or sign up to sponsor or attend here.

2020 Financial and Estate Planning Seminar postponed

April 7, 2020

Shippensburg University has postponed the Alumni Weekend festivities on May 29-30, 2020. This includes the SU Foundation’s Annual Finance and Estate Planning Seminar on May 29, 2020. We continue to follow the guidance of state and federal officials in support …

Ship Students Need Our Help

March 21, 2020

Dear Fellow Ship Alumni and Friends: In light of current events and these uncertain times, one thing we do know is that our Ship family comes together and supports one another. In that spirit, we will get through these difficult times together. Ship students a …

SU Foundation Events Cancelled

March 17, 2020

The SU Foundation regrets that it is necessary to cancel the following Spring events: March 19: Spirit of Generosity Scholarship Dinner April 21: Founder’s Circle Dinner April 25: Circle of Friends Gala May 2: IMP Dinner Ship Gives originally scheduled for Apr …

FREE SHIP ALUMNI Financial Planning Workshop

September 5, 2019

Homecoming Weekend |  Saturday, October 19  |  8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Courtyard by Marriott – adjacent to Campus and Seth Grove Stadium – 503 Newburg Road, Shippensburg Hosted by the Shippensburg University Foundation Interested in financial tips for your 30s, 40s …

Thank you for making SHIP GIVES a success!

April 18, 2019

Thank you for your participation in our first-ever giving day –  Ship Gives! YOU, and many others in the Ship Family, MADE AN IMPACT on Ship Students and for that, we are grateful. Here’s SHIP GIVES by the numbers!

2019 Financial Planning Seminar: May 31

April 10, 2019

YOUR RETIREMENT PLAN BUILT TO LAST Friday, May 31, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Conference Center at Shippensburg University John E. Clinton Building 500 Newburg Road, Shippensburg, PA KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Linda Duessel, CFA, CPA, and CFP – Senior Equity Strategist …

SU Foundation publishes 2017-2018 Annual Report

February 4, 2019

The SU Foundation recently published its 2017-2018 Annual Report. Take a moment to see the impact that your gifts make on current and future Shippensburg University Students. View here.

SU Foundation hosts reception to share impact of giving

September 13, 2018

On Saturday, September 8, the Shippensburg University Foundation hosted a reception for members of three Annual Fund Gift Clubs; the Presidents Club, the Fountain Society, and the Friend of Old Main. We said farewell to two-year National Annual Fund Co-Chairs …

New Scholarship Recipient Reception

September 11, 2018

The SU Foundation is hosting a reception celebrating new SU Foundation and Board of Governor scholarship recipients. The event will be held in the Orrstown Bank Lobby of the H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on Thursday, September 13. Because of generous don …

2018 Financial Planning Seminar

September 11, 2018

Are you in your 30’s, 40’s or 50’s. The SU Foundation is hosting a free, informative financial planning seminar for you! Homecoming Weekend | Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Courtyard by Marriott – 503 Newburg Road, Shippensburg PA Sessions inc …

2018 Scholarship Dinner Rescheduled

April 2, 2018

The SU Foundation’s Celebration of the Spirit of Generosity Scholarship Dinner has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 11. If you sent an RSVP for the March 20 dinner, please RSVP for the April 11 dinner as well. 


March 21, 2018

The Shippensburg University Foundation will open at 10am today, April 2, 2018

2016-2017 SU Foundation Annual Report

January 2, 2018

The SU Foundation’s 2016-2017 Annual Report is now availabable online. Please take a moment to review the report. We’re sharing just a few of the many stories of how your gifts to SU Foundation benefit students, faculty, and programs at Shippensburg University …

#GivingTuesday: Help us reach our goal!

November 28, 2017

Today, November 28, is #GivingTuesday. Please take this opportunity to show your support by visiting our crowdfunding website and making a gift to support current and future students. While you’re there check out the student projects that need critical funding …

Shippensburg University student receives Goldwater Scholarship

May 23, 2017

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Shippensburg University student and mathematics major Tristan Phillips recently received a Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation Scholarship. Phillips, a sophomore in the honors program, is the university’s firs …

Laurie A. Carter named 17th President of Shippensburg University

May 18, 2017

The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education selected Laurie A. Carter to be the next president of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, effective Aug. 7. Carter is executive vice president and university counsel for Eastern Ken …

Scholarships Make a Difference

April 20, 2017

Thank you Mr. Gindlesberger for the heartfelt comments below about the Shippensburg University Foundation’s most recent Scholarship Dinner and the talented and deserving SU students who receive our scholarships! Scholarships truly make a difference for Shippen …

Financial and Estate Planning Seminar

March 21, 2017

This year’s Financial & Estate Planning Seminar titled, “Mid-Year Check-Up: Update and potential changes to healthcare, taxes and estate planning” will be held Friday, June 2 at the Conference Center at Shippensburg University. The Keynote speaker, Ryotaro …

Charles H. Diller Jr. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation Dedication

February 9, 2017

On February 9, the SU Foundation and Shippensburg University celebrated the dedication of the new Charles H. Diller Jr. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation. The Center is the result of a gift made by Mr. Charles H. Jr. and Mrs. Jane E. Diller …

Changing of the Guards in the Annual Fund Leadership

November 10, 2016

During the Leadership Benefactors’ Celebration Dinner, outgoing National Annual Fund Co-Chairs, alumni Rich ‘88 and Lori ’95 Pizzarro, welcomed the incoming chairs, Judy Fogelsonger ‘82M and Forbes Borthwick.  A highlight of the Pizzarro’s term as co-chairs wa …

Alumni Couple Honored for Challenge Gift

September 10, 2016

Rich Pizzarro ’88 and Lori Baker Pizzarro ’95 love their alma mater and have supported it with their time, talent, and treasure since they graduated.  In 1995, Rich received the Outstanding Young Alumnus award and since 2000 has been a valued member of the SU …