Help support sustainable and equitable communities in Pittsburgh and beyond

Thank you for your interest in donating to the Franco Harris Pittsburgh Center at Penn State and building a bridge between the Pittsburgh and Penn State communities.

Since 2008, our Center has provided unique and immersive opportunities to support healthy, sustainable, innovative, and equitable communities through research, local outreach, engaged scholarship, and educational opportunities. We offer engaging programs and learning experiences for students, faculty, community members, city leaders, and business partners.

With your donation, we can continue to:

  • provide fellowship funds to help City Semester students become the next sustainability leaders in the region
  • offset course fees for NGICP participants eager to expand their green infrastructure knowledge for real-world application
  • engage Penn State faculty members in their innovative research projects on urgent needs in the Pittsburgh area
  • connect growing Pittsburgh neighborhoods with Penn state student studio projects, bringing new ideas to life
  • contribute to a more sustainable Pittsburgh and equitable future for all

Donate Now

If you are interested in creating a major gift to the Franco Harris Pittsburgh Center, please contact Rob Butler, director of major gifts for Penn State Outreach, at or 814-865-8283.