The Power of Penn Campaign is about opportunity that transforms lives, ideas that spark solutions, and action that changes the world.

The Power of Penn is embodied in the faculty, researchers and students who think creatively and work collaboratively to tackle the most pressing challenges of our time. By strengthening our commitment to inclusion, innovation and impact, we will make our communities and world stronger. Join us. Together we are The Power of Penn.

—Amy Gutmann, president of the university of Pennsylvania


Our faculty and students put Penn-generated knowledge into practice every day. Discover the many ways their pathbreaking work is making a profound impact on the lives of individuals and the well-being of communities around the world.


Partnership with Purpose

Whether you’re looking for ways to lower your household gas bill, or you’re making wide-reaching decisions on behalf of the federal government—energy policy is crucial to creating a secure future. The need for forward-thinking energy solutions is a cross-generational issue, with each step forward carrying its own set of unique challenges. As the U.S. seeks to ease its reliance on... Read More

Opening Doors of Opportunity

On October 3, campus leaders came together with renowned architects and designers—as well as students, alumni, and friends of the University—to mark a momentous day in Penn’s history, and to share new ideas and developments in the field of design. “The Weitzman School: A Celebration of Design” welcomed hundreds of visitors to campus on October 3 to commemorate the naming... Read More

Perennial Pride in Penn

Support for Penn comes in all shapes and sizes. Since 1955, the Benjamin Franklin Society, the University’s leadership annual giving group, has been a beacon of engagement for Penn alumni, parents, and friends from all walks of life. Celebrating its 65th anniversary this fiscal year, the Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) recognizes donors who have made gifts or pledges of $2,500... Read More

Creating Knowledge through Analytics

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced today a gift from Wharton undergraduate alumnus Michael Moh, W’92, PAR’20, PAR’22, and his wife Peggy Moh through the Larry & Celia Moh Foundation to establish the Moh Foundation Applied Insights Lab. Housed within Wharton People Analytics (WPA) and integral to the newly formed Analytics at Wharton, the lab will drive,... Read More

Committed to Inclusion

Some of the world’s best and brightest students aim their sights at an undergraduate education at Penn, but many lack the resources to embark on this journey. Penn graduates Jon Gray, C’92, W’92, and Mindy Basser Gray, C’92, are stepping in to help. This month, the University of Pennsylvania announced a $10 million gift from the couple, which will support... Read More

An Unprecedented Gift to Penn

The W. P. Carey Foundation, one of the leading philanthropic supporters of educational institutions, has made a $125 million gift to the law school at the University of Pennsylvania, the largest gift ever in legal education. This momentous gift allows the school to build upon its already strong and highly recognized academic programs, attracting the most talented students and preparing... Read More

A New Journey into the Ancient Past

November 2019 marks the beginning of a new era for the Penn Museum, formally known as the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. This month, Museum staff and supporters celebrated the completion of the first phase of ambitious renovations planned to revitalize the visitor experience, supporting the Museum’s mission to serve wide-ranging audiences beyond its academic roots. Julian... Read More

A Worthy Home for a World-Class Collection

For centuries, Jewish communities in the United States have made indelible contributions to the character of American life. A series of gifts from Arnold and Deanne Kaplan, totaling $12 million, have helped shape the University of Pennsylvania Libraries as a leader in preserving this history and sharing it with the world. The Kaplans’ donations to the Penn Libraries, given over... Read More

Securing a Platform for Healthcare Innovation

The PennHealthX innovation program serves as a launchpad for students in the Perelman School of Medicine, supporting innovative ideas in health care and opportunities for professional development. Now, a generous gift has secured the future of this program for years to come. In November, Roderick Wong, M’03, endowed the PennHealthX program with a $6 million donation, one of the largest single... Read More

Framework for the Future of Data Science

Driven by the momentum of The Power of Penn Campaign, a groundbreaking gift will generate new possibilities at Penn, and around the world, for data science—a critical field with relevance to every aspect of our lives and every corner of the globe. The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has announced the largest gift in the School’s... Read More

Through the Power of Penn we will

Create Spaces that Drive Solutions