As a proud parent of a Penn student, you are part of a community like no other. In the spirit of our founder,Benjamin Franklin, Penn is intellectually rigorous, multifaceted, global, and fully engaged. Our family of faculty, alumni, students, and parents form a powerful network that has raised the bar for undergraduate education and sped innovation in every field or endeavor. We invite you to play an important role in your student’s academic experience by becoming a member of the Penn Family Founders, a distinctive group of parents who make an annual gift to The Parents Fund of $10,000 or more.

Family Founders see Penn from the inside out, enjoying interaction with senior leaders and behind-the-scenes tours of Penn’s newest learning and living spaces. You will hear firsthand from professors whose scholarship and research change what we know and how we think about the world. Best of all, as a Family Founder, you do not only actively participate in the life of your student, you also connect with families who share a love for Penn.

Gifts to The Parents Fund provide Penn with its most
flexible support through dollars that are immediately directed to
areas that benefit your student the most. Your generosity
will support:

  • Cutting edge technology, smart classrooms, and innovative curricula
  • Recruiting of the very best faculty in a highly competitive market
  • Enhanced residential spaces built for the way students live
  • A 24/7 learning environment replete with opportunities beyondthe classroom
  • Scholarships integral to forming the most talented, dynamic, and diverse peer-group for your student

As Penn Family Founders, you make a difference in today and tomorrow. An undergraduate now, your student will be part of our alumni family forever. Your investments not only enhance a premier education, they also ensure it retains its luster into the future.

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For more information about the Family Founders program contact:

Rachel Shearon
Senior Associate Director, Parent Outreach and Development
215-746-4647
rshearon@upenn.edu.