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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

Impact Recognition

Recognition

Hurrah for the red and blue (that’s you).

From first-time donors to devoted volunteers, from 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 all who loyally and generously support the University! Your collective impact makes a real difference on campus every day.

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Your Passion and Commitment

Your giving powers Penn.

You make a real difference in the lives of current Quakers through your support of The Penn Fund. Enhancing priorities across the University, gifts that count toward The Penn Fund provide instant benefit to all aspects of undergraduate student life and learning on campus.

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Annual Impact Report

Penn Fund supporters continue to raise the bar.

Our generous donors helped to ensure that Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020) was another incredible year. Over 22,500 undergraduate alumni and 2,000 current parents made gifts that counted toward The Penn Fund, helping raise a record-breaking $43.6 million in support of the undergraduate student experience. Thank you very much to those who honored the University with their philanthropy last year!

View Our Annual Impact Report

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Giving Societies

Your dedication is inspiring.

Members of our giving societies form the foundation of our ability to deliver on our promise to the University every year. Their significant and steadfast support provides direct and immediate impact for current and future Penn undergraduate students.

Learn More About Giving Societies

Class of 1917 Award Recipients

Class of 1917 Award

Recognizing an outstanding class.

The Class of 1917 Award was established in 1967 by Bertram F. Brummer C’17 in honor of the Class of 1917’s 50th Reunion. The award recognizes one class who has most embodied the spirit of philanthropy throughout the reunion cycle.

Learn More About This Award

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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