Sponsorship Requests

Penn State Children’s Hospital is committed to improving the health of our community through sponsorships of select causes and organizations. See our criteria for sponsorship and learn how to apply.

Get sponsored

If you have questions about being sponsored, please contact Community Relations.

Sponsorship guidelines

We support a variety of worthy causes and non-profit organizations that align with our four primary missions:

  • Education
  • Patient care
  • Research
  • Community health

We place particular emphasis on causes and programs that support and enhance community health, as they have a direct impact on improving the health of residents within our service area.

All organizations must have 501(c)(3) status and be located in one of our primary service area:

  • Cumberland
  • Dauphin
  • Lebanon
  • Northern York
  • Perry

How to apply

At least 45 days before your event or program, please submit a community sponsorship request form.

Send the form and any related documentation to Jessica Wadsworth at jwadsworth1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu. Alternatively, you may mail it to:

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Office of Community Relations
PO Box 855
Mail Code A140
Hershey, PA 17033

Review process

Your request will be evaluated by the director of Community Relations. If it’s approved, it will go to the executive director for evaluation and, finally, to the associate vice president and controller of Penn State College of Medicine. If all three approve your request, we will send you a check. The entire approval process takes three to four weeks.

If your application isn’t approved, we notify you using your method of entry, typically within two weeks of submission.

Sponsor the Children’s Hospital

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Community Health Needs Assessment

Healthcare providers in central Pennsylvania are committed to understanding, anticipating, assessing, and addressing the healthcare needs of their communities. Learn more about our Community Health Needs Assessment plan.