Thank you for Giving To What You Love!

YOUR Generosity Helped Us Break Records in Support of Student Success

We truly are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support. From across the country and around the world, the 'Ville community came together by sharing social media posts, personal videos and stories of why we love the University.

We received 1,331 gifts for a total of $291,867 during Millersville’s One Day Give — more than doubling our previous donor count. Most important, because of the kind contributions from alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends, Millersville University students will receive valuable funds to support their journey of success!

We share our sincere appreciation for your gifts and involvement in making One Day Give a remarkable event and a phenomenal day of support for our students.

Congratulations to all of our athletic teams for an amazing showing. Final team alumni giving winners will be announced Friday, Feb 28 by noon.

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Challenges and Matches

Make a greater impact with your gift during One Day Give with giving challenges, matching funds, drawings and contests throughout the day.

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Join the excitement of One Day Give and spread the word about this special day of giving with logos, templates, and sample social media posts.

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New for One Day Give 2020 is the Athletics Giving Leaderboard, ranking fundraising progress for Marauder Athletics teams during the day of One Day Give.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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    On behalf of the faculty, staff, and especially our students, THANK YOU for making the 2019 ‘Ville One Day Give a great success!

    Generous donors made 490 gifts during the event on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2019, raising more than $130,000 to benefit Millersville University students during the sixth annual One Day Give event!

    We owe a great deal of gratitude to the many individuals, organizations and businesses that provided matching dollars and special incentives for the day. For more information on ways that you can continue to support student success, please visit 

    Thank you!

  • What About the Bows?

    Several large gold bows are displayed throughout campus in recognition of several named buildings. You may ask yourself, who is this building named after, and what is their significance to Millersville University? Historically, buildings and spaces at Millersville have been named to commemorate the lives or generosity of individuals and families. Locate a bow and read about the building's namesake.

    It’s one thing to know where you are going, but it’s more meaningful to know who helped to make it possible.

    Antonnen Lobby at Pucillo Gymnasium

    Pucillo Gymnasium is multipurpose indoor athletics building names for John A. Pucillo, professor and Director of Health Education, coach, and Director of Athletics. In 2017 the lobby underwent extensive renovations and was renamed in honor of Dr. Ralph (Doc) and Judith Anttonen a dedication ceremony on November 15, 2017.

    Bassler Hall

    Bassler Hall, built as an extension of Myers Hall to the Geography Department, was named for Henry M. Bassler (1926-1957), Assistant Professor and Chairman of the Geography Department. He was the first active professor to have a professional society named for him, the Bassler Geographic Society. It underwent major renovations in 1996 and is now part of the Velma A. Dilworth and Clair R. McCollough Communications Complex and Broadcast Studio.

    Biemesderfer Center

    A graduate of Millersville Normal School in 1917, Daniel Luke Biemesderfer (1894-1989) became president of Millersville State Teachers College in 1943, a position he held until his retirement in 1965. Active in both the school and the community, Dr. Biemesdefer and his wife Elva, class of 1917 (1898-2001), were well-known and loved by students who attended the school. He made significant improvement in the educational programs at MSTC, providing leadership for the college through the war years and beyond. He is remembered by Biemesderfer Center, which currently houses the administrative offices of the president and provost. Initially built as the library, the building was rededicated in 1972.

    Duncan Alumni House

    Dr. William Duncan centered his career at Millersville, enjoying a 46-year association with the college. He came to Millersville in 1935, completed his two-year course in 1936, and taught in Strasburg while meeting the requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Millersville (granted in 1940). After several years teaching, serving in World War II, and earning a master’s degree at Penn State University, he returned to Millersville in 1947 as a social studies teacher. He then devoted his time to administrative duties. He held such positions as the director of admissions, registrar, acting dean of instruction and dean of student affairs prior to his appointment as president (1968-1981).

    Gordinier Hall

    Gordinier Hall was built in 1966 and serves as the Millersville dining and conference facility. The building is named for Charles H. Gordinier who began teaching at the Millersville Normal School in 1911. He was named principal in 1917 and became the first Teachers College president in 1927. The building was last renovated in 2018 to include the Look Out.

    Hash Building

    Charles and Mary Hash Building was built as the Model School to serve pupils of the community as well as the students of the normal school for practice teaching. Plans for the new Model were announced in the November 1899 Normal Journal. The building opened for use in the Fall of 1901. In 1921 the Training School library opened. In 1968 it was rededicated as Myers Hall, named for Carrie E. Myers (1885-1923), an 1884 graduate of the normal school who joined the faculty of the Model School and became its superintendent. In 1996 this building underwent major renovations and was dedicated as the Charles and Mary Hash Building. Along with Bassler Hall these buildings are known as the Velma A. Dilworth McCollough and Clair R. McCollough Communications Complex and Broadcast Studio.

    Stayer Hall

    Samuel Bechtel Stayer graduated from Millersville in 1913 with scholastic honors and a first prize in student teaching. After serving in the armed forces during World War I, he returned to Millersville in 1921 as a social studies teacher and education instructor. Stayer Hall was originally known as Landes Hall, a dormitory for both men and women named for Amanda Landes, the valedictorian of the class of 1855. She joined the faculty upon graduation and became head of the Reading and Elocution Department. In 2008 Landes Hall was renovated for class use for the School of Education and rededicated as Stayer Hall, the first green building on campus.

    Tell School of Music

    The Tell School of Music historically marks the first time in Millersville’s history that a school has been named in recognition of a donor. Patrick J. Tell is a local entrepreneur and philanthropist.

    The Ware Center

    The Ware Center, at 42 N. Prince St in downtown Lancaster, honors Paul W. and Judy S. Ware, local philanthropists and long-time supporters of higher education. The building, designed by architect Philip Johnson, was created and built as a world-class center for musical performance, practice and teaching and opened its doors in 2008. In 2010 Millersville University took over the facility, which was purchased by the Commonwealth in March 2011. In addition to offering a performance venue, the Ware Center is the academic home to Nonprofit Resource Network.

    Lombardo Welcome Center

    Samuel N. and Dena M. Lombardo Welcome Center opened in February 2018 as a net-zero energy building. It currently houses the office of admissions.

    Senior Class Gift – Gazebo by the pond

    The class of 1993 raised funds to contribute to the lakeside gazebo. 

    Wickersham Hall

    Wickersham Hall served as the principal building on campus for several years. James Pyle Wickersham was one of the founders of the normal school and served as its second principal. Wickersham wrote extensively about the history of education in Pennsylvania, methods of instruction, philosophy of education, school of economy, government, geography and the and necessity of normal schools for the teaching profession. Wickersham’s heirs presented his library as a foundation collection for Millersville’s library including pre-1900 text s and books on methods of teaching.