We're Golden

The Campaign for Kutztown University

Help us reach our goal to raise $40 million for scholarships, emergency funds, and student experiences – and strengthen our network of alumni – to ensure every Golden Bear gets their Golden Opportunity.

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Campaign Priorities

KU students have determination, grit and dreams to make the world a better place. However, many current and prospective students cannot afford to make those dreams a reality. Your gift can transform their lives and ensure they’re poised for success.


The majority of Kutztown students work at least one job to help pay for their education, and a staggering 80% of our students have financial need.  Your support helps to attract and retain tomorrow’s leaders.

Graduating Students

Emergency Funds

Unanticipated expenses force students to make hard choices, and they are often forced to put their education on hold.  Your support can help students cross the academic finish line.

Click here to see the impact Emergency Funds have at KU

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Student Experiences

Out-of-classroom experiences, such as internships, research with faculty, and student teaching, are critical to discovering passions and landing jobs – but many students cannot afford to take advantage of them.  Your support ensures our graduates’ work and world-readiness.

Click here to see the impact Student Experiences have at KU

Students Learning from Professor

Alumni Engagement

Our alumni are our living legacy and proof of the value of a KU education.  Help us to strengthen this powerful network by showing support at an event, networking with students and other alumni, serving on an advisory board or engaging with us on social media.

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Our Progress

Your support helps young people unlock the power of a KU education and builds meaningful connections between students and alumni. Updated as of 1/30/2023.

Amount Raised: $ MIL
Fundraising Goal:
$40 Million
Hours Volunteered:
Alumni Engagement Goal:
40,000 hours

Why We Give

We are grateful to all the Golden Bears who choose to give back to their alma mater, and to our friends in the community who might not be alumni, but are still integral members of our community.

KU Alumni
Bob and Sharon ’87 Landis
Making quality higher education more accessible doesn’t just impact the students who directly benefit from a gift – it benefits our entire society.
KU Student
Tekiah Brabham ’05
When you leave a place that has done so much for you, you should find ways to give back. This was the right thing for me.
KU Alumni
Norman '70 and Joy Inkpen
The high-quality education that KU provides is a stepping stone to a better life for the student and, ultimately, a better world for us all.

Connect With Us

We look to alumni, friends, and community partners to invest in our future as the ultimate expression of faith in the power of education and the potential of young people. For more information, please visit or contact the KU Foundation at