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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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  • 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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November 3, 2023

Homecoming Weekend 2023

Homecoming Weekend is one of Penn’s most beloved annual traditions. Each year in November, we welcome alumni, families, and friends back to campus for a weekend of fun and football. Mark your calendar for the next Homecoming Weekend featuring Arts and Culture at the University and watch the Quakers take on Harvard at Franklin Field.

Worth Noting

It starts with an idea. An idea that is sparked by a passion to do good, to make change, to leave an impact. At Penn, we are inspiring impact every day. Impact that is ignited by our students, faculty and alumni. This impact does not discriminate or fear differences. This impact is far reaching across the globe in all communities…and it lives on indefinitely. It inspires others to strive to achieve the unthinkable and the unimaginable – and it starts at Penn.

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The Penn Fund wishes a peaceful and blessed Yom Kippur to all who observe across the Quaker community. ...

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Shanah Tovah! The Penn Fund wishes a happy and healthy New Year again this September to all who celebrate within our Quaker community. ...

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Seniors for The Penn Fund invites the Class of 2024 to reconnect with its members as we start our last year on campus. This passionate group educates fellow seniors about philanthropy and how our community can help provide incredible opportunities to the Quakers of tomorrow. By getting involved, you can play a vital role in continuing this special University tradition and help to plan several senior year traditions and events.

Make a difference, get involved, and be heard!

Click the link in our bio to submit an application and find out more about the Wine and Cheese Recruitment Event on Thursday, September 21!

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Another academic year is underway, and a new generation of Quakers are beginning their educational journeys. Now is a crucial time to invest in their success by empowering current undergraduates through your gift that counts toward The Penn Fund.

Your gift today not only supports undergraduate life and learning but also serves as your way to leave a lasting mark by contributing to a world-class education at the University. Because of our generous philanthropic community, we can remain committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for students from all backgrounds through financial aid and myriad other forms of assistance.

Click the link in our bio to make your gift today.

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The Penn Fund celebrates America’s workers, today and every day. Happy Labor Day! ...

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Thank you very much to our wonderful donor community who supported The Penn Fund last fiscal year! Because of your generosity, we raised $53.9 million together—from over 20,000 undergraduate alumni donors—making fiscal year 2023 the fifth record-breaking one in a row. You helped us address both core priorities and the most pressing needs of students both inside and outside the classroom.

In recognition of your commitment to undergraduate student life and learning, we are excited to share our latest Annual Impact Report. The stories you will find within only begin to capture all that your philanthropy makes possible in every way. Click the link in out bio to view.

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The Penn Fund wishes the Class of 2027 and all current students, faculty, and staff across the University a wonderful first day of classes and fall semester ahead! ...

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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.