Sue Paterno Endowment

HONOR SUE’S LEGACY  Sue and Athletes


The Sue Paterno Endowment Fund benefits Special Olympics Pennsylvania in perpetuity. Each year, a portion of the earned interest of the invested gift is used to support athletes to connect with others (those with and without intellectual disabilities), improve their health and fitness, and develop leadership skills – all through competitive sports! The remainder is added to the original principal, which continues to grow.

If you are interested in making a contribution that will honor Sue and have a lasting impact on the future of the organization, a gift to the Sue Paterno Endowment is an ideal opportunity. Your support will change the future for people with intellectual disabilities and light the way for acceptance and inclusion.


Sue Paterno began her labor of love with Special Olympics in 1992 after joining the Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) Board of Directors, where she continues to serve. She is a key member of our Summer Games Committee and has been instrumental in the establishment and growth of the Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run, which has become one of SOPA’s largest annual fundraising events. The Sue Paterno Endowment  honors Sue’s passion, commitment and generous spirit. As we approach the anniversary of her 30 years of involvement, it is her wish to establish the endowment to build a secure future for the athletes whose lives are enhanced by our mission.

Endowment donors have a unique opportunity to join Sue as she continues to inspire, encourage and create excellence, with the assurance that investments will touch countless lives for generations to come.


For over 50 years, Special Olympics PA has used the power of sports to transform the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, providing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

Over 16,000 athletes engage in year-round athletic training and competition in Olympic-type sports each year – provided by SOPA at no cost. The benefits of participation translate far beyond sports, as SOPA athletes get physically fit, learn social and life skills, demonstrate competence to themselves, their families and their communities, and live more independent and rewarding lives.

Special Olympics Pennsylvania engages, empowers, and transforms communities to ensure full inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.

Support the Sue Paterno Endowment Fund Sue Paterno

If you are interested in making a donation or would like more information, please complete this form and send it to the below address:

Please return to:


2570 Blvd. of the Generals, Ste. 124

Norristown, PA 19403

P 610.630.9450 x226

For more information, please contact Amy Burns, Director of Development Administration, at