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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

Love Penn

Show Penn Some Love

Thank you to the over 1,000 undergraduate alumni who showed Penn some love by making a gift that counted toward The Penn Fund on Tuesday, October 27!

Although it might look somewhat different now, your support ensures current Quakers have the rich experience you remember and they deserve.

In these trying times, we recognize giving can be tougher than ever; yet, the need for undergraduate financial aid of all kinds is at its greatest.

Interested in creating a real impact? You can still support student life and learning through The Penn Fund by exploring the giving opportunities below.

Select Giving Opportunities within The Penn Fund

The funds below represent some of those that may be of interest when considering how to make an impact.

The Penn Fund – General Purpose

The Penn Fund – General Purpose benefits many top undergraduate priorities including grant-based financial aid, academic enhancement, and student life and learning.

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The Fund for Penn First Plus

The Fund for Penn First Plus benefits the highest priority initiatives for first generation students by creating a home base on campus, and resources to prepare, support, and retain current Quakers.

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The International Financial Aid Fund

The International Financial Aid Fund provides financial aid to international undergraduate students through gifts that allow Penn to support those who are exceptional and honor the University’s legacy of diversity, inclusion, and excellence.

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Huntsman International Scholarship Fund

Huntsman International Scholarship Fund provides financial support for international students in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business.

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COVID-19 Special Response Domestic and International Funds

COVID-19 Special Response Domestic and International Funds provide support for emergency and ongoing financial needs for undergraduate students due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Give to the Undergraduates Fund

Give to the International Undergraduates Fund

The James Brister Emergency Grant Fund

The James Brister Emergency Grant Fund provides aid to any student for sudden, compelling, and unanticipated needs due to a change in financial circumstances.

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The James Brister Endowed Scholarship Fund

The James Brister Endowed Scholarship Fund benefits talented undergraduate students who need financial assistance to attend the University, with preference for students of color.

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The W.E.B. DuBois College House Endowed Scholarship Fund

The W.E.B. DuBois College House Endowed Scholarship Fund provides financial support to upperclassman residents of the W.E.B. DuBois College House who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership abilities, and commitment.

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The Association of Latino Alumni Emergency Fund

The Association of Latino Alumni Emergency Fund provides support to students facing an immediate financial crisis, with a preference for Latino undergraduates.

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The Association of Latino Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Association of Latino Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund supports two talented undergraduate students per year who need financial assistance to attend the University, with preference for Latino students.

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More ways to participate.

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Follow us on social media!

Make sure to join our online community of innovative and resilient students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Click on the social media links below to follow along and to see updates on our Love Penn initiative! Follow and “like” The Penn Fund on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to stay involved and informed.

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Ask your friends to join you!

Reach out to your Penn classmates and friends and ask them to join you in showing Penn some love on Tuesday, October 27. For more information, view our Volunteer Toolkit by clicking here!

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Engage with Penn alumni through virtual events!

There are many ways to keep in touch with the University in today’s remote environment. Check out upcoming virtual events and digital resources available for Penn alumni by visiting

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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Make a real impact this Giving Red and Blue Day! Give today and join our philanthropic community in celebration of this exciting campaign by supporting The Penn Fund now or on April 13, 2023.

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