Karen Bruno Ganter Memorial Fund

Inspiring excellence academics and athletics for State College Area High School students

Story of Fund

Fund general education

Karen was a devoted mom and a passionate fan of State High athletics. Four Ganter boys, Jon, Chris, Jason and Ben were all active in football, track and baseball at State College High. If State College was her passion, Penn State was her work. Karen was the dedicated wife of Penn State Assistant Head Football Coach Fran Ganter. She graciously endured the extremely challenging schedule and demands of her husband's career, yet never missing one of her son's games.

How Does it Help?

If you do the work, you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.

This fund will provide two annual awards. One will be given to a graduating State College Area High School senior who exhibits commendable academic achievement, is active in school and/or community activities and demonstrates a deep loyalty for the school. The second award will honor an outstanding State High senior football player selected by the team and coaching staff for his exemplary sportsmanship, scholarship, leadership, sacrifice and commitment. 

The mission of the SCASD is to prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education. The district draws its students from a 150 square mile attendance area encompassing the Borough of State College and the surrounding townships of College, Ferguson, Halfmoon, Harris, and Patton, totaling an enrollment of approximately 6,900.


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State College Area School District

Fund Size
Education & Lifelong Learning