Donor and Alumni Relations Development
Aidan Cliff

Donor & Alumni Relations
Development Director

4th Year Student
Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Major: Finance
Minor: Information Systems Management

Previous THON Involvement

THON 2019: Donor & Alumni Relations Committee Member
THON 2020: Donor & Alumni Relations Development Captain
THON 2021: Donor & Alumni Relations Development Director

Why did you want to become a member of the THON 2022 Executive Committee?

THON 2021 was a challenging but rewarding year to be on the Executive Committee. With that said, I felt like the experience I had gained in 2021 would allow me to make an even larger contribution to the THON Community, and having the opportunity to be the Development Director again was exciting for me.

What are your main responsibilities for THON 2022?

I oversee THON's relationships with tens of thousands of non-alumni donors and corporate partners. I work with my Captains to introduce THON to new donors, keep existing donors engaged, and work to steward all of our past supporters throughout the entirety of the THON year.

What is your favorite THON memory?

Raising the total of $10.6M during THON 2021. Given the circumstances and the challenges that we as a community faced, raising the total made every one of the challenges worth it.

What are you most looking forward to for THON 2022?

I am excited to have a solid understanding of my role from having my past years’ experience. Being comfortable in my role will allow me to take on larger projects or finish others that I didn't fully see-through last year and I am excited to have that opportunity.

What is your favorite quote?

“If you have everything under control, you aren't moving fast enough” —Unknown

Are you involved in any organizations that participate in THON? If so, please share a special experience or memory.

I am additionally involved in THON through the organization Phi Chi Theta. Phi Chi Theta is an incredibly passionate group of students who fundraise for our families, Savi, Leiland, and Jackie. While a lot of my focus with THON has been on the committee side, Phi Chi Theta has given me an amazing home to be involved in through an organization.

What are you involved in outside of THON?

Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity

What are your plans after graduating from Penn State?

I plan to work in Consulting in Boston.