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.


Promoting Civil Dialogue

Through student dialogue and a series of special events, the Gamba Family Red and Blue Exchange is providing new opportunities for Penn students to practice productive and effective dialogue across different ideological perspectives. In making their generous gift to establish the new program, John F. Gamba, W’61, PAR’92, and Mary Anne S. Gamba, HUP’65, G’84, PAR’92, said: “We hope students... Read More

Enduring Legacies of Learning

Great professors are the backbone of a great university. Their research advances knowledge on issues of global importance, and their teaching inspires students to pursue new avenues of intellectual exploration. The highest honor for these academic pioneers is an endowed professorship. As Penn seeks to attract exciting talent in every field, being able to offer endowed professorships helps to secure... 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

Sustaining Scholarly Access

With online learning playing a fundamental role in the University’s fall 2020 safety precautions, the Penn Libraries’ emphasis on digital scholarship is more vital than ever.... Read More

The Marks of Good Writing

The Marks Family Center for Excellence in Writing offers tutoring and writing support for undergraduate and graduate students in each of Penn’s schools.... Read More

The Future of Veterinary Education

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has announced a leadership gift of $5 million from Gail P. Riepe, CW’68, and Jim Riepe, W’65, WG’67, HON’10, to build a new clinical skills center on the New Bolton campus, located in Kennett Square, PA. The gift, a part of The Power of Penn Campaign, is the largest of its kind to... Read More

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

Through the Power of Penn we will

Create Spaces that Drive Solutions