Crowdfunding Campaign to Support Reopening of the Allenwood

Posted on 4/1/2019 10:16:34 AM

The Department of Hospitality Management, in conjunction with IUP’s annual giving campaign, has begun a crowdfunding campaign to ease the financial burden of reopening of the Allenwood (the IUP student training lab) after a five-year hiatus.

Start-up of the Allenwood (the IUP student training lab) has required a financial investment in food, beverage, and supplies to support the Hospitality Management and Food and Nutrition students’ training program. 

We need your help!

Please join with alumnus Chief Master Michael Caruso ’80, a ninth-degree black belt; his wife, Mary, a fifth-degree certified instructor (American Taekwondo Association); and their generous financial gift of $500 to the Allenwood Enhancement Fund by giving your own gift of support.

Entering the Allenwood campaign’s second week, the project is 44 percent funded, with $2,760 dollars gifted toward our $6,000 goal.

Chief Master Caruso, a 2019 Grand Master Nominee (ATA) and the first recipient of the Allen M. Woods Distinguished Alumni Award (2017), says it is “My pleasure to help such a worthy project! I am happy to see the Allenwood return to its former glory. This is a boost to the educational process for the department. From personal experience, this will be a life-enriching experience for each student who will have the opportunity to use this facility. Allen would be so proud of this!”

Please visit for a pleasing video of the Allenwood and to “Give Now.”

Every penny counts. Thank you!

The Department of Hospitality Management is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Management.