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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

Engage Young Alumni

Young Alumni

Student for a few years, alumni for life. Lifelong Quaker status, guaranteed.

Penn Young Alumni are critical to The Penn Fund’s mission, fostering a community of philanthropy among their peers. Together, Penn Young Alumni have catalyzed incredible growth and giving that has truly made a difference in the lives of undergraduate students. 

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$1.3M
total dollars raised by young alumni
227
young alumni volunteers
3,115
young alumni donors
The University's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.

We’re happy you’re here!

Welcome classes 2011–2020 to your young alumni community! Looking for how you can stay involved and be a young alumni leader? Go, Give, and Lead.

Go

Attend events in your area. Check out local regional clubs or what Penn Young Alumni is planning in a city near you! 

Give

Make your annual gift to The Penn Fund. All gifts collectively make an impact on the undergraduate student experience. 

Lead

Volunteer your time. There are plenty of ways you can lend your time as a young Penn alum!

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Young Alumni Volunteers

There are over 200 young alumni who volunteer each year for The Penn Fund. From virtual campaigns like Perfect Donor or Giving Red and Blue Day, to work sessions and serving as hosts for donor events, young alumni Penn Fund donors make an indelible impact on our programming. Passionate about sharing why you give back? Excited about getting others to join you? We’re looking for leaders like you! 

Get Involved

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Loyal Giving

Did you know last year gifts of $100 or less from young alumni totaled $672,546? Your gift each year does make an impact. The Penn Fund counts on its youngest alumni to give back to current students, just like those did for you. Learn more about where your gift goes here, and donor societies for our most loyal donors! 

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Leadership Giving

Last year, 556 young alumni made annual leadership gifts to The Penn Fund. Joining the Benjamin Franklin Society with The Penn Fund as a young alumni is your way of making Penn a philanthropic priority and showing your desire to lead through your donations. 

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Young Alumni Events

Penn Fund events bring together young alumni who are interested in making an impact on the current student body while gathering together over drinks and food. Events feature both University and alumni speakers and are hosted at a variety of spaces and cities. 

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Global Impact

Bringing alumni together, both on campus and around the world.

In the past ten years, events by young alumni have brought together over 1,100 alumni on campus, across the country, and around the world—Everything from happy hours and dance parties to museum tours and speaking events! By connecting young Penn Alumni in the region, our young alumni community bolsters support for other alumni programs.

Learn More About the Young Alumni Community

Upcoming Events

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Annual Giving Red and Blue Day

Celebrate Giving Red and Blue Day with a 24-hour giving challenge that brings together undergraduate alumni from around the world.

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Young Alumni Philanthropic Leadership Receptions

These events are a way to gather young alumni who are making leadership gifts to The Penn Fund or are interested in learning more about increasing their gift. In the past two years, receptions and dinners have been held in NYC, LA, SF, and DC. 

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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