Suzanne Thomas Establishes Endowment

Loyal alumna and avid Penn State Nittany Lions fan, Suzanne M. Thomas, recently funded a gift at Penn State Worthington Scranton to establish the campus' first unrestricted future endowment.   She has also pledged her annual support to activate the fund for immediate use.

This gift, the Suzanne M. Thomas Chancellor's Discretionary Endowment, is unique in that it will be used for any type of campus program or project, at the discretion of Worthington Scranton's chancellor, Dr. Mary-Beth Krogh-Jespersen.

"This is a unique and much needed gift, because it allows the campus to use the funds where they will benefit Worthington Scranton the most", said Maria Russoniello, Director of Development. "The majority of endowments have restrictions, but this particular fund enables us to use the money for a much wider variety of purposes."

"We are extremely grateful to Sue for her generosity to Penn State and to our campus," Mrs. Russoniello said.

Ms. Thomas, a 1974 graduate of Penn State University is a senior business systems analyst for Metropolitan Life Insurance and resides in Scranton. She is a past member of the Penn State Alumni Council, past president and a past board member of the Greater Scranton Penn State Chapter, and was recently named to Penn State Worthington Scranton's Advisory Board.