Who We Are & What We Do

The AFF Organization:
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
  • Copay Assistance for Cancer Patients

Photo: Blood Drive, 2023

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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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Save the Date

  • Wednesday, September 20. 3pm to 5pm. Membership Recruitment Event. Treehouse Café at the Hershey Medical Center.
  • Wednesday, October 4. 8am to 11am. Fall Coffee at Hershey Gardens Cottage. (Enter at Gate 2, upper lot.) Refreshments compliments of Lisa’s Café on Chocolate.
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Board Meetings

Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month from 8am to 9:30am. The Hershey Story classroom (lower level). Come at 8am to pick up coffee or breakfast before the business meetings and join us in the classroom for a time of companionship and extras prior to the business portion of the meeting. All members are welcome to join. Committee Chairs and Interest Group Coordinators will present updates for their respective groups. 

2023-2024 Dates of Meetings:

Nov 1. Jan 3. Feb 7. Mar 6. Apr 3. May 1.

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