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Brian Thornburg
Brian  Thornburg

Director of Major Gifts


  • Joined the staff in September 2013
  • Responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift prospects and donors to the Nittany Lion Club.
  • Former job positions include Associate Director of Development for Intercollegiate Athletics for the Virginia Tech Athletic Fund, Inc., Virginia Tech (2002-2013)
  • B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, Advertising, Public Policy Analysis minor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999; M.Ed., Sport Management, University of Georgia, 2001.
  • A native of Icard, North Carolina, Brian resides in State College, PA.
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      INSIDE: The Fall 2013 Nittany Lion Club Newsletter
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      INSIDE: Academic Achievements / Scholarship Situations / Wrestlers Set Standard
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      Penn State has 800 studentathletes and 31 varsity sports, but just one team.
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      In the 2011 fiscal year, support totaled $82.4 million.
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