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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
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Instant and lasting impact.

Gifts that count toward The Penn Fund are put to immediate use to help the University’s talented undergraduate students explore big ideas, conduct original research with acclaimed faculty, and discover the resources they need to foster a truly exceptional undergraduate experience.

Why Give?

Gifts of all shapes and sizes matter.

Gifts of all sizes add up to millions in support of important University priorities. These millions help sustain financial aid while bolstering every element of student life and learning.

Appreciation

Giving back is a way to honor the impact of your education and undergraduate experience.

Legacy

Large numbers of donors signify a strong, engaged Quaker community full of loyalty and Penn pride.

Rank

US News & World Report factors undergraduate alumni participation into its formula, equating this percentage to satisfaction with the overall student experience.

Ways to Give

There are many (and counting!) ways to give.

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Giving Societies

We give special thanks to donors who make it a habit to include The Penn Fund in their annual philanthropic giving. Members of the Benjamin Franklin Society and Ivy Stone Society form a strong and steady foundation for our mission to support accessibility to academics and extracurriculars throughout campus life. Loyal and dedicated donors are an inspiration to fellow classmates and will be acknowledged in many ways throughout the fiscal year.

Giving Societies

Matching Gifts

By exploring and utilizing your employer’s matching gift program, you can maximize the impact of your generous support. Use our simple search tool to discover if any employer has such a program—and in a few easy steps, your gift may be doubled or even tripled.

Matching Gifts
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Always Donors

The Penn Fund offers the option to set up a recurring gift on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. Recurring giving is one of the most efficient ways to support the University and ensure your status as a proud Penn Fund donor every fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).

Always Donors

Undergraduate Financial Aid and Access

The Penn Fund is one of the University’s primary vehicles for raising support to address emerging campus priorities and deliver assistance where it is needed most—providing instant and direct resources to all aspects of undergraduate student life and learning. Furthermore, there are opportunities to direct your philanthropy to the following important areas—and your gift will also count toward The Penn Fund.

Select Giving Opportunities

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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