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1917 Award Past Winners


FY96: Class of 1971

FY97: Class of 1972

FY98: Class of 1978

FY99: Class of 1974

FY00: Class of 1975

FY01: Class of 1976

FY02: Class of 1973

FY03: Class of 1940

FY04: Class of 1945

FY05: Class of 1950

FY06: Class of 1949

FY07: Class of 1945

FY08: Class of 1946

FY09: Class of 1959

FY10: Class of 1980

FY11: Class of 1986

FY12: Class of 1982

FY13: Class of 1993

FY14: Class of 2004

FY15: Class of 1990

FY16: Class of 1991 & 2011

FY17: Class of 2012

FY18: Class of 2013

FY19: Class of 1994

Class of 1917 Award

The Class of 1917 Award endowment fund was established in 1967 by Bertram F. Brummer, C’17 in honor the Class of 1917 50th reunion and to recognize one class each year for their outstanding fundraising achievement. In perpetuity, the net income from this endowment will be added to the class gift of the winning alumni class.

The Penn Fund staff will select the winning class who has most embodied the spirit of philanthropy at Penn. To do so, each class will be evaluated on the activity and commitment of gift committee volunteers, total dollars raised and the number of donors supporting their class gift compared to their past results and the results of peer reunion classes. By looking at these three categories, we hope to identify and honor the class that has truly shone during their quinquennial reunion.

The Penn Fund excitedly announces the Class of 1917 Award recipient for the 2019 reunion cycle is the Class of 1994 25th Reunion.

The Class of 1994 was led by Maura Mimnagh Thibault, C’94, Tamara Totah Picache, W’94, and Steven Wagshal, W’94, alongside 29 other Gift Committee volunteers working in coordination with a robust Reunion Outreach Committee. They nearly doubled their fundraising goal, raising over $11 million from 756 classmates in honor of their reunion and in support for the undergraduate experience and financial aid. With more individual donors than any other class this fiscal year and 45 scholarship donors of $25,000 or more, the Class of 1994 can celebrate their impact on Penn students for years to come. Their legacy will be celebrated as they cut the ribbon on their class project, the Class of 1994 Studio Lounge at Annenberg Center Live, this fall. In addition to having the highest number of donors across many categories, the class has set a new 25th Reunion record for dollars raised to all areas of the University with over $48.9 million this year. 

Congratulations to the Class of 1994 and thank you for your generosity to Penn in this milestone reunion!



*This award does not take Total University Achievement (giving outside of the scope of The Penn Fund; the University’s undergraduate annual fund) into consideration except as a tie breaker between classes.