Herberta Lundegren Fund

Inspiring the future of Centre County by stewarding the mission of Centre Foundation

Story of Fund

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Dr. Herberta "Herbie" Lundegren, originally from Massachusetts, earned her bachelor, Master, and doctorate degrees from Bouve/Tufts University, UNC-Greensboro, and the University of Iowa, respectively, before settling into Happy Valley and devoting her 40-year career to Penn State.  Before retiring with emeritus status in 2000, Dr. Lundegren advised over 150 graduate students, served as President of the Faculty Senate, researched physical fitness of older adults and those with disabilities, earned several awards, and co-authored two books with Dr. Patricia Farrell (a former board member of Centre Foundation).  In her spare time, Herbie was a lifelong athlete, enjoying running, golfing, and skiing.  She was also engaged in the community, serving on the boards of Centre Community Hospital and the Nittany Valley Symphony.  At Centre Foundation, Herbie was a member of the Campbell Society and the Anniversary Circle.  Her commitment to our community lives on through this fund that she established by bequeath.    

How Does it Help?

If you get, give. If you learn, teach.

Dictionary.com defines stewardship as "the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving." This fund, and others which support the operation of Centre Foundation, provides stewardship for the future of Centre County. It allows Centre Foundation to provide greater funding and services to local charitable organizations, as well as enhance our services to the donor community.

Fund Size
Building Phase
This fund is working
towards its target
size and is not
currently distributing