Who We Are & What We Do

The AFF Organization:
Supports PennState Health, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and PennState 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 PennState Health and PennState 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 PennState Health and PennState 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

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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 PennState Health and PennState College of Medicine.

News & Events

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EVENTS

Blood Drive

The AFF sponsor a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, February 15 | 9am-6pm at Hershey Medical Center, University Conference Center, 30 Conference Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. Please visit the Red Cross to schedule an appointment. In the box to “Find a Blood Drive”, please enter the Sponsor Code: PS Hershey. Donors receive a T-shirt (while supplies last), a $10 Amazon gift card (by email), and are automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Clearwater, FL.
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Save the Dates

 

  • Annual Gala – “The Masquerade Ball”. Saturday, February 25, 2023 at The Hotel Hershey.
  • Valentine’s Blood Drive – Wednesday, February 15, 2023 in the University Conference Center.
  • Luncheon  – 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 in Meeting Room #2. 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. 

2023 Dates of Meetings:

  • February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7
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