Invest in our Shared Future

Give the gift of connection and collaboration.  The sustainability of the York LaunchBox relies on the contributions of alumni, friends, and community leaders who see the potential for our campus to virtually serve as a launching point for students and entrepreneurs.

For a limited time, the University is offering a one-to-one match for gifts of $25,000 or more to establish a named endowment directed toward the York LaunchBox—doubling your gift and doubling your support for generations to come. Now is the perfect time for community members who share our entrepreneurial vision to invest in our own region’s future.

An individual donor or company that commits a single gift or pledge commitment of $1 million to fully endow the York LaunchBox will receive the University match and will be offered LaunchBox naming rights.

Program Deadline

June 30, 2022, or until $1 million in matching funds have been awarded to the campus, whichever happens first.

For more information on how to give, please contact DI Hershey, director of development at Penn State York, at or 717-771-4127.

LaunchBoxes and Innovation Spaces

Invent Penn State has 21 LaunchBoxes and innovation spaces in communities across Pennsylvania that provide a variety of no-cost resources to entrepreneurs. Since 2015, innovation spaces have supported 4,976 entrepreneurs, graduated 464 startups, and completed 309 product development projects.