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.


A Message to the Penn Alumni Family

Like many of you, I have been devastated by the unconscionable deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other innocent Black Americans. The social movement that has gained ground in recent days has forced all Americans to pay attention, and I am grateful to be a part of a community that is coming together in support of this... Read More

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Fueled by the social unrest that has seized the United States over the past several weeks and motivated by the murders of innocent Black Americans including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery—many people are feeling unequipped to discuss and address racial inequalities in a thoughtful manner. Howard Stevenson, the Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education at Penn’s Graduate School... Read More

Taking Pride in Mentorship

Penn’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Center has been building a community that acknowledges and amplifies authenticity since 1982. Founded to serve the needs of the University’s queer community, “The Center” is the second oldest such place for LGBT+ students in the United States. As a culture, the acronyms have expanded—the added Q+ stands for questioning and other sexual... Read More

Engineering a Solution

As the healthcare community has rallied around a rapid response to COVID-19, engineers are designing solutions to stop the spread of the disease, reduce the frequency of transmission, and find new approaches to treating patients. To help, Penn Engineering recently created the COVID-19 Engineering Faculty Research Fund, and a generous inaugural gift of $250,000 from Jeff Horing, ENG’86, W’86, PAR’19... Read More

A Message for Penn Alumni and Graduating Seniors

In this video, dedicated to Penn alumni and graduating seniors, Hoopes Wampler, AVP of Alumni Relations, offers a message of hope. Despite this prolonged period of social isolation, Penn alumni, faculty, staff, and students have found numerous ways to stay connected and support one another. Penn finds strength in its people, as seen throughout this crisis as our community has... Read More

Through the Power of Penn we will

Create Spaces that Drive Solutions