Donors & Partners

Donor - Pasco L. Schiavo, Esq.

Penn State and the Invent Penn State initiative honored the late Pasco L. Schiavo, a longtime philanthropist for Penn State Hazleton and the surrounding community, by naming the Hazleton LaunchBox in his name. The naming recognizes Schiavo’s stature in the region and a $1 million gift from his estate to the campus. “Pasco was deeply committed to Penn State Hazleton and the Hazleton community, and this transformative gift will serve both,” Penn State President Eric Barron said.

Hazleton LaunchBox supported by Pasco L. Schiavo, Esq. is able to jump-start local businesses thanks to a supportive and collaborative community.

Thank you to all who work to enhance our local ecosystem!


These entrepreneurs and organizations have helped play a key role in Hazleton LaunchBox’s monthly Speaker Series by sharing insight into their own experiences of starting a successful product or business.

We thank them for their continued support.

Want to lend your support? We’d love to hear from you.