Abby Hopkins

Abby Hopkins

  • Associate Director of Development
234 Ag Administration
University Park, PA 16802

Since 1999, Abby Hopkins has played in integral role in the success of Penn State’s fundraising efforts. Abby first joined the College of Agricultural Sciences in 1999 before taking a position as associate director of recognition and later associate director of stewardship in the University’s Office of Donor Relations and Special Events. Abby returned to the college in 2018 as associate director of development where she travels around the state and country getting to know prospective donors and learning about their lives, interests, and accomplishments.

Abby’s broad skill set includes stewardship strategies, communications and presentation expertise, leadership experience, and more. She also serves as conference program chair for the Council for Advance and Support of Education (CASE) District V and is a member of Penn State’s LGBT Support Network.

Abby has a lifelong history with Penn State. Her first gift was made as a child watching WPSU’s fund drive, and in adulthood she has given to many areas across the University, including the Andrea A. Leonard Student Award in the College of Agricultural Sciences and The Arboretum at Penn State. The daughter of a music professor, Abby is one of nine Penn Staters in her family and a lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association. Abby resides in State College with her family.

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