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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 Enrichment

Give Giving Societies

Giving Societies

Cheers to loyalty and leadership.

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.

Benjamin Franklin Society members
Benjamin Franklin Society members
Ivy Stone Society members
The University's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.
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Benjamin Franklin Society

Founded in 1955, the Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) recognizes leadership donors who make gifts and pledge payments of $2,500 or more to annual giving funds across the University in a given fiscal year (July 1–June 30). Gifts that count toward The Penn Fund at the Benjamin Franklin Society leadership level make an incredible impact by supporting current undergraduate students inside and outside of the classroom.

Levels of University-wide Annual Giving Support (including The Penn Fund)


Young Alumni Associates Levels (specific to The Penn Fund)

1-4 years since graduation
5-9 years since graduation
10-14 years since graduation
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Ivy Stone Society

Founded in 2007, the Ivy Stone Society is a giving group that recognizes Penn undergraduate alumni who make consecutive gifts of any amount to The Penn Fund for three or more years. Just as every graduating class counts on placing their Ivy Stone on campus as part of the Ivy Day tradition, The Penn Fund can count on members of the Ivy Stone Society to demonstrate their commitment to the University every fiscal year (July 1–June 30).

Levels of Support

Diamond Member
25+ years of consecutive giving
Platinum Member
25+ years of cumulative giving and at least three years of consecutive giving
Gold Member
15-24 years of consecutive giving
Silver Member
10-14 years of consecutive giving
Bronze Member
3-9 years of consecutive giving