Give Back

Giving back is a perfect way to reconnect with the PAU community. PAU is grateful for your support, whether it's organizing a social event or service project, mentoring a student, participating on an alumni panel or making a donation.

  • Mentor a PAU student - The PAU Mentor program is a structured opportunity for alumni to connect with current undergraduate and graduate students. Getting started is easy. Simply create a profile on PaloAltoUConnect digital platform.  Students will instantly begin searching for a mentor using a variety of search criteria including: industry, major, location and more. 
  • Offer an Internship or Job Shadow Day - Allow students to work as an intern or shadow you for the day to get an in-depth look at what it takes to be successful in a specific profession. 
  • Be an Alumni Panelist or Speaker - Talk about your profession, field questions from PAU students in an interactive setting, share how your PAU experience has influenced your career path.
  • Host or Help organize an alumni mixer event -  Hosting or organizing an event is a perfect way to reconnect with your PAU Community.
  • Donate to Your Alma Mater - Palo Alto University is a not-for-profit university. This means that every dollar we raise goes to improve lives. These funds directly support our students through scholarships and fellowships; The Gronowski Center community outreach and programs; Research Centers and faculty research projects that benefit the mental health of communities, local to Palo Alto and throughout the world.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Alumni Engagement Manager, Tanya Schornack at AlumniRelations@paloaltou.edu. If you are interested in donating, please contact Anne Farrah at afarrah@paloaltou.edu. Thank you!