How to participate

The Institute is particularly eager to encourage Penn State alumni and friends to consider the donation to the acquisition program for the Pattee Library's Max Kade Collection of any books, letters, manuscripts, artifacts, and material pertinent to German migration and settlement through the 1820s in Pennsylvania and adjacent states.

The Institute also operates a research support fund to encourage short-term research stays at the Institute. Through the "Friends of the Max Kade Institute" Penn State alumni and friends are encouraged to contribute to the research and public outreach missions of the Institute. All contributions, individual and corporate, regardless of size, are deductible as allowed by federal and state tax laws. Persons considering a major contribution or deferred gift are requested to contact the Co-Directors of the Institute and the Director of Development, College of the Liberal Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, 101 Sparks Building, University Park, PA 16802-5200.
Those who would like to be regularly informed of the Institute's programs and projects, receive invitations to workshops, lectures and tours, and at the same time support the Institute's mission are encouraged to join the "Friends of the Max Kade German-American Research Institute."