If there’s one thing that Penn State has, even in this time of crisis, it’s numbers. There are over 557,000 members of the Penn State Alumni Association. This doesn’t count for alumni who are not members of the Alumni Association.
There’s strength in numbers.
Yesterday, a group of concerned alumni turned their concern into a grassroots movement in support of a RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. The goal set by these alumni was to raise $500,000 for RAINN, about $1 for each person in the Alumni Association. Ninety-two percent (92%) of every dollar goes directly to programs to help victims and prevent sexual violence.
Penn Stater’s responded. In less than 24 hours, over $64,000 has been raised.
Donations don’t make up for the mistakes and atrocities committed members of the faculty and staff at Penn State, but they does show that we are not them.
We are Penn State.