EDUCATION / PENN STATE - "FOR THE FUTURE: THE CAMPAIGN FOR PENN STATE STUDENTS"
storyshop worked in partnership with Penn State’s Office of Development Communications and the Penn State School of Theatre Arts to provide the stories of how philanthropy changes the lives of students and faculty. storyshop produced seven short stories integrated into an evening of entertainment to thank donors and campaign volunteers. Each story focuses on a campaign goal. We also took the same video assets and developed an eighteen-minute video used initially at an event to thank campaign volunteers. The work is built from real-person mini-portraits of twelve students and five faculty.
A Quote From Our Client
“storyshop’s principals have been important partners to Penn State’s Office of University Development for over a decade, and we turned to them again recently as we prepared to celebrate the success of a $2 billion fundraising campaign. The storyshop team understands how to tell both a human story and an institutional one. The videos that they produced were extraordinarily powerful statements of impact, ones which created a deep emotional connection with our supporters."
Rodney P. Kirsch
Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
The Pennsylvania State University
Provides insight into the work of three faculty: a climate geologist, an organic chemist and an entomologist focused on pollinator research. Portrays both their research and teaching and supports the campaign goal to build faculty strength and capacity.
Provides insight into a generation of students focused on making a difference – from energy, to global hunger, economics, healthcare, and education. Supports the campaign goal to foster discovery and creativity.
Introduces three students donors first met in campaign launch videos. We catch up with them five years later to see and hear about their success and the scholarships that supported their education. Spotlights the campaign goal of student scholarship support.
Takes the audience through that first day on campus and provides some memories and perspectives on the freshman experience. We meet Ravi and Naseem, along with two seniors, John and Chloe, to complete the perspective. Supports the campaign goal of continuing a tradition of quality.
Is a whirling tour of campus highlighting the Schreyer Honors College, investment in facilities, and donor-supported programs from athletics to arboretum. The video supports honors education, intercollegiate athletics, and other extraordinary programs.
Focuses on the non-classroom activities that provide transforming life experiences for students. From undergraduate research, to participating in THON (student philanthropy), to working with special needs students, to student athletes in women’s basketball and football, to serving as an outdoor educator, the segment supports the enrichment of the student experience.
We hear from all our students about what philanthropy has meant for them personally. Closes with the idea that “philanthropy plays a huge role in making students aware that there isn't a limit to what you can do with your education.”
The 18-minute version combines assets from all segments into a single story. This version used for campaign volunteers' closing luncheon.