$2.5 million gift to solidify vibrant future at Penn State Hillel

October 9, 2023

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Penn State News. It features Inge and her late husband, Harold “Hal” J. Marcus, who are longtime benefactors to the College of Engineering. Hal graduated from Penn State in 1949 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As Penn State Hillel advances its mission to enrich the lives of the roughly 5,000 Jewish students at the University, longtime philanthropist Inge Marcus has stepped forward with a new gift to name the executive director position and advance Penn State Hillel’s efforts to serve Jewish students with meaningful support and programs. The Penn State Hillel Enrichment Fund, originally established in 2004 by Inge and her late husband, Harold J. Marcus, will receive $2.5 million to affirm the presence of Jewish life on campus and beyond.

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