The Penn State SBDC’s mission is to provide entrepreneurs and small business owners in Centre and Mifflin counties with the tools they need to thrive. And with your support, we can help our region’s economy grow even stronger, encouraging the start-up of new businesses and providing existing ones with the seasoned guidance they need to stay competitive.

Donating your time and expertise, or making a monetary contribution to the SBDC, can have a positive impact in many ways. You can help give a young entrepreneur the confidence needed to pursue his or her dream. You can provide a new industry with practical knowledge about improving its processes, based on your own experience in a related field. Your contribution can aid in providing educational tools and other resources for faculty and students to collaborate in excellent learning opportunities.

However you choose to make a difference, you will be playing a vital role in fostering the economic growth of our region — making central Pennsylvania an even better place in which to live and work.

Make a donation: Help the Penn State SBDC foster the next young entrepreneur, and provide educational tools for faculty and students to collaborate in excellent small business learning opportunities.

To make a gift,  click on the “give online” button, then select Small Business Development Center.

Give Online

Go shopping:  Your purchases from online retailer Amazon will support Penn State SBDC. If you can’t find it locally, start here for all of your online purchases.

Become a mentor: Give your support and guidance to a new business owner. Inspire an entrepreneur. By imparting your own knowledge and talking about your experience, you provide detailed information that can help lay the groundwork for a new business’s future success!

Become a sponsor: Provide a corporate sponsorship, underwrite a workshop or other event, build long-lasting relationships with current and future business owners in our region. Show your support and give them the added incentive to learn basic—and advanced—skills they need to make their businesses grow.

Become an intern: Are you a student interested in acquiring hands-on experience in a professional work environment? Volunteering with the SBDC can help you to be part of the small business community while networking and making connections, and developing your career skill-sets.

Imagine the difference you can make.  Email us at or call us at 814-863-4293.