Safeguard Old State relies on your generous commitment to sustain our mission of advocacy and education at the Pennsylvania State University and across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Donations are tax deductible and can be made securely through our website with any major credit or debit card. If you wish to donate by check, please contact us to make arrangements.


The Founders Campaign — Overview

The Founders Campaign is Safeguard Old State’s first public investment campaign. Safeguard Old State is merely a student organization at Penn State, but thanks to our partnership with The Other Half, Inc. for Renewal In American Higher Education, we are able to offer tax deductibility for all donations.

Donations can be made to The Other Half, which manages the financial affairs of Safeguard Old State, ensuring we are in a position to effectively carry out our mission.

The Other Half’s president, Thomas A. Shakely, was the founder of Safeguard Old State. You can find out more about The Other Half by visiting their website.

The goal of the Founders Campaign is to raise enough to provide for a solid financial future for Safeguard Old State going into 2010 and beyond.

The Founders Campaign means that your generosity can make a real difference in terms of educating students about the history of their alma mater, and in advocating and educating on students’ rights and traditions.

Please consider a donation today — whether it’s $25 or $2,500, we would love to have your support — only you can help provide a source of funding that will power this movement into perpetuity.

The Founders Campaign — Benefits

By donating to Safeguard Old State through The Founders Campaign, you are eligible for unique benefits. A few of these include the following.

  • Depending upon the amount of your donation, you may be eligible to have your donation matched through the Safeguard Old State Gift Matching program. (Ask us!)
  • Donations can be made quickly and surely online through our secure payment processor, Paypal. Paypal, owned by eBay, is an industry leader in online credit and debit card processing.
  • Your financial investment in Safeguard Old State is tax deductible.