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
  • 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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AFF Fall Coffee

Come have some latte with us at our AFF Fall Coffee! The event is on Wednesday, September 29th, from 10 am to 1 pm at Behjat Noori’s Home. The event is sponsored by Esteem. Please RSVP to jrepke@comcast.net (address given with RSVP). AFF Lion Share for local food bank.
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Holiday Tea

Wednesday, December 8 at the Hershey Gardens from 10 am – 2 pm with details coming soon.

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Knit One, Purl Two.

Wednesday, October 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Learn to crochet with Jeanne Arnold.  We are not telling a yarn, Jeanne is the consummate knitter. She even owned her own yarn shop.  We won’t needle you, but if you want to learn how to knit or crochet, join us after the board meeting on October 6.

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