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Since 1927, gifts to The Penn Fund—from undergraduate alumni and parents like you—have made a profound and immediate impact on all aspects of student life and learning at the University by providing grant-based financial aid packages to undergraduates, supporting enhancements to academic programs and campus technology, and fostering community through student clubs and organizations. This longstanding tradition of loyal generosity allows donors to support the University’s greatest needs and highest priorities through the general fund, long-term scholarship support, and special reunion class projects.

How do we support Undergraduates at Penn?

Undergraduate Financial Aid
Residential and Campus Life
Academic Enhancement

Undergraduate Alumni and Parent Giving Program

The Penn Fund opens doors to opportunity…

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...and delivers support where it’s needed most.

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    Penn challenges me to unveil the potential I never realized I had.”

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    The passion I see in the people I’ve met at Penn is inspiring—and helps my own passion grow.”

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    • Undergraduate Financial Aid
  • Alumni Donor Story

    The DuBois College House Scholars Fund might actually help students stay in school. Our collective support could be a real game-changer.”

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    • Undergraduate Financial Aid

Your gift makes a real and immediate impact on the lives of students at Penn today.

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Gifts of any size that count toward The Penn Fund help power the University and open doors to transformative experiences through support of undergraduate student life and learning.

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Give your time.

Volunteer as a member of your class giving committee to honor your milestone reunion or encourage your friends and peers to give during The Penn Fund’s annual Giving Red and Blue Day. Your time and passion enable The Penn Fund to deliver on its promise to the University in so many ways.

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The Latest

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Giving Red and Blue Day

Since 1740, the University of Pennsylvania has unlocked potential, opened doors, and made the impossible possible for thousands of undergraduate students.

Every year, a new and excited class of proud Penn alumni has – with gratitude for their time on campus – launched forth to achieve their goals, passions, and dreams.

This happens, in part, because of generous donors who help ensure the University’s enduring academic excellence and enable the most talented students to attend, regardless of their need.

On behalf of everyone in The Penn Fund, including lead volunteers on the Executive Board, thank you very much to the generous undergraduate alumni and members of the Quaker community who paid it forward to Pass Penn On this Giving Red and Blue Day!

Your collective impact – during this important 24-hour effort on Thursday, March 18 – will be felt in support of student life and learning across the University.

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The Power of Penn Campaign

From groundbreaking cures for all to increased opportunities for the best and brightest students, the Campaign advances key priorities, at the University-level and for each School and Center, to help meet the unique challenges of our time.

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Make it a red and blue dream come true.

Penn undergraduate alumni and parents have the opportunity to make a real difference for those who follow in their footsteps or their own students who attend the University today. Participation at any level will create a direct and immediate impact on campus.

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