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in the spirit of friendship and support for Penn State Hershey!



Supporting Our Community

Impacting The World



in the spirit of friendship & suppport for Penn State Hershey!


Our future

Supporting medical research

Through grants in various areas of study



Penn State Hershey

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Highmark Walk

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The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies.

Highmark Inc. coordinates and underwrites the cost of the walk so that 100 percent of the money raised by walkers goes to the participating nonprofits.

The primary goal of the walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions. The secondary goal of the walk is to energize community members to have a greater hand in their health by becoming or staying physically active.

The inaugural Walk for a Healthy Community took place in Pittsburgh, in 2003, and raised more than $25,000 for eight nonprofit organizations. Additional walks have since been added in Lehigh Valley, Erie, Harrisburg and Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and in Wilmington, Delaware. Through 2015, the events have raised more than 9 million dollars for more than 250 nonprofits across the states.



What We Do.

Who We Are.

The Association of Faculty and Friends (AFF) of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine is a non-profit organization with a mission to support and promote medical education, research, clinical care and scholarship; provide a community of friendship to our members through interest groups; and to serve the needs of the community of which we are a part.

The AFF engages in charitable activities in support of these goals.

Founded in 1968, the AFF has a rich history of support through its activities in the community. There are currently 200 members representing the community as well as faculty, staff and administration at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. The major fund raising activities include the Peace Tree and the annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show.

Funds that have been raised through the efforts of the AFF have been given in support of programs including: 

  • Scholarships and Loans for Medical and Graduate Students
  • Research
  • Palliative Care
  • Medical Student Humanitarian Award
  • Community Health Library
  • Children’s Programs
  • Chapel
  • Meditation Garden
  • Lion Care – a student run program for the medically underserved

Community Outreach

Activities and Programs

Interest Groups

 For more information about the various interest groups please click on here.
 2015-2016 Interest Groups
 Book Group, Bridge Bunch, Cocktails & Conversation, GTKY ( getting to know you ) Luncheons, Golfing Group, Gourmet Group, Hospital Programs and Knitting Group.

These groups serve the mission of providing a community of friendship to our members. Dates, times and locations are published monthly in the AFF newsletter, Housecall.





Who We Are and What We Do

Video from 2013's Party in the Garden for the Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show Fundraiser

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