Penn State received more than $208 million in donations for the fiscal year that just ended, the second-highest total in university history despite the upheaval after the arrest of Jerry Sandusky on child sex abuse charges.
Penn State's board of trustees and president focused on repairing the school's tarnished image and braced for financial backlash in the immediate aftermath of the child sex-abuse scandal, according to memos obtained by The Associated Press.
A $10 million donation to Penn State is believed to be the largest such gift to the university since child sex abuse charges were filed last month against a former assistant football coach. The money will be used to bridge research projects in engineering
A charity for at-risk children founded by a former Penn State assistant football coach now charged with molesting boys is telling its donors to give their money to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape instead.