Our History and Our Mission:
Supports 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 Penn State Health 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 over 150  members representing the community as well as faculty, staff and administration at the Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine. Fund raising activities have included the Peace Tree, the Spring Luncheon, and any special fundraising event, TBD.

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

Photo: Volunteer Luncheon. Patti Deutsch, Vera Kolstrom, Shwetal Vyas, and Judy Dillon. (Left to right.)

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News & Events


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Board Meetings

Board meetings will be held on the first Wednesday of each month below from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at the Penn State University Development Office. (Address TBA.) All AFF members are welcome to join. Committee Chairs and Interest Group Coordinators will present updates for their respective groups.

September 4, 2004,  November 6, 2004, February 5, 2005, April 2, 2025

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