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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

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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 immediate and meaningful resources to all aspects of undergraduate student life and learning.

The Penn Fund—General Purpose benefits core priorities across the University especially pertaining to undergraduate financial aid, academic enhancement, and campus and student life.

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In addition, you may also direct your philanthropy through The Penn Fund to some of our biggest partners across campus, who join us in supporting critical financial aid to ensure opportunity and access throughout undergraduate student life and learning at the University today.

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

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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 providing resources to prepare, support, and retain current Quakers.

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The University Life Fund

The University Life Fund provides this important campus division with ample flexibility to address pressing needs, meet unexpected challenges, and pursue new initiatives that benefit Penn undergraduate students. University Life fosters memorable activities, leadership opportunities, and supportive communities that help current Quakers learn, grow, and reach their fullest potential.

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The Access and Retention Fund

The Access and Retention Fund enables emergency and opportunity funding meant to cover one-time, unexpected expenses such as technology needs, clothing needs, minor medical expenses, or emergency travel. Opportunities that qualify for this type of funding should reinforce undergraduate students’ academic pursuits during their present degree programs, such as training, academic conferences, professional school entrance exams, or test prep.

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The I-Care Program Gift Fund

The I-Care Program Gift Fund provides interactive gatekeeper training for students, faculty, and staff that builds a caring community with the skills and resources to intervene with student stress, distress, and crisis.

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Make it a red and blue dream come true.

Penn undergraduate students have the opportunity to make a real difference for those who follow in their footsteps or their fellow Quakers who attend the University today. Participation at any level will create a direct and immediate impact on campus.

President Gutmann with a group of students and Phillie's mascot