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. It also supports local food banks. The AFF provides a community of friendship to our members through interest groups; and helps 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 plus 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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Save the Dates

  • Fall Coffee – Wednesday, September 21. 10am to 1pm. Members invitations coming soon.
  • Holiday Tea & Community Drive – Date & time TBD.
  • Peace Tree Lighting Ceremony – Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
  • Annual Gala – Masquerade themed ball. Saturday, February 25, 2023 at The Hotel Hershey.
  • Fashion Show & Luncheon – Presented by Neiman Marcus. Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at The Hotel Hershey.
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Board Meetings

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month from 12:30-2pm.  In-person meetings are held at the Hershey Public Library. A zoom meeting link may be available for meetings upon request. All members are welcome to join. Committee Chairs and Interest Group Coordinators will present updates for their respective groups. 

Dates of Meetings:

  • September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7 (Meeting or Holiday Tea. TBD.), January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7
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