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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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Your giving powers Penn.

The Penn Fund makes a tangible difference in the lives of undergraduates today and supports priorities across the entire University. Gifts that count toward The Penn Fund provide instant and direct financial aid to all aspects of student life and learning.


Support where it’s needed most.

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Undergraduate Financial Aid

Providing affordable education to excellent students of all backgrounds by meeting 100% of demonstrated need.

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Student and Campus Life

Building communities, fostering meaningful bonds, and removing divides across understanding through extracurricular activities and the residential system.

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Academic Enrichment

Creating research opportunities, bolstering learning centers, and ensuring the deepest educational connections between faculty and scholars.

Gifts to The Penn Fund are immediately directed to areas of the University that need support the most. These areas include undergraduate financial aid, residential and campus life, and academic enhancement.

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One in a million. Part of the Quaker community.

It feels special to be part of this University, a place that has served as the launchpad for generations of the best and brightest minds. The Penn Fund serves as a major source of support toward helping place a Penn education within reach for many who otherwise could not have afforded it.

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Hurrah for the Red and the Blue (That’s you).

From first-time donors to devoted volunteers, from loyal Ivy Stone Society and Benjamin Franklin Society members to undergraduate alumni celebrating milestone reunions, there are many groups for whom we are grateful. Thank you to our generous Penn Fund donors and volunteers! Your collective impact makes a real difference on campus every day.

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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.