Who We Are & What We Do

The AFF Organization:
Supports the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine through fundraising initiatives. Monies raised are allocated each year in support of patient care services, medical research, community outreach, and healthcare provider scholarships.

The Association of Faculty and Friends (AFF) of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine is a non-profit organization with a mission to support and promote medical education, research, clinical care and scholarship; provide a community of friendship to our members through interest groups; and to serve the needs of the community of which we are a part.

The AFF engages in charitable activities in support of these goals.

Founded in 1968, the AFF has a rich history of support through its activities in the community. There are currently 200 members representing the community as well as faculty, staff and administration at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. Fund raising activities have included the Peace Tree, the Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, and next year’s Gala.

Funds that have been raised through the efforts of the AFF have been given in support of programs including:

  • Scholarships for Medical and Graduate Students and Department of Nursing
  • Sensory Awareness Education Program
  • Research
  • Pediatric Trauma – Impaired Driver Simulator and Software
  • Palliative Care – Celebration of Life Ceremony
  • Medical Student Humanitarian Award
  • Children’s Programs
  • Copay Assistance for Cancer Patients

Help Support AFF

Click on the donate button to help support Penn State Hershey’s Association of Faculty & Friends.

Become A Member

Support and promote the mission of the organization and participate in the community of friendship.

Request A Grant

Request funding for programs that directly support the Medical Center and College of Medicine.

News & Events


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The Englewood Beer Pairing

Thursday, January 27, 2022. 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm The Englewood of Hershey at 1219 Research Boulevard, Hummelstown, PA 17036. Guest Speaker: Emily Wilson, Front of House Director. Q&A with Englewood’s Head Chef and Head Brewer whom selected the choices for the beer pairing. In-person or pick up and enjoy at home! Pick up beer, crostini and chocolate from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Participants in this event must be age 21 and older. For those joining the presentation, we’ll provide (4) 12 oz. beer pours in glasses. Each beer is going to be paired with 4 large crostinis (2 savory & 2 sweet.) Emily will talk about the beer and the tasting notes and how those flavors pair with the food. After the presentation, guests will be able to take home one crowler of their choice from our selection. To-go orders can also take a home crowler of their choice (in addition to the 4 cans). $100 a ticket includes 4 beer growlers and crostinis with Hershey Chocolate pairing for each beer. $50 Tax-deductible donation supporting grants, scholarship, research, and community projects. Please purchase a ticket at this link. January 20, 2022 is the last day to get a ticket. If you have questions, please send an email to AFF2022Fundraiser@gmail.com. Stationery & Design provided by Melissa Miller.
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Board Meetings

Meetings are held the first or second Wednesday of the month from 12:30-2pm.  In-person meetings are held at the Hershey Gardens. A zoom meeting link will be available for all meetings, and all members are welcome to join. Committee Chairs and Interest Group Coordinators will present updates for their respective groups. 

Dates of Meetings

  • February 3, 2022 (Thurs)
  • March 9, 2022
  • April 6, 2022
  • April 23, 2022 (GALA  – 5-11 pm at the Hotel Hershey)
  • May 4, 2022
  • June 8, 2022
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