Supporting Penn’s Campaign priorities to incubate innovation, advance knowledge, and expand student opportunities, recent gifts from two Wharton alumni are making possible groundbreaking initiatives in the future of finance.
In February, Joshua J. Harris, W’86, and his wife Marjorie Harris made a gift to name the Joshua J. Harris Alternative Investments Program. The program integrates cutting-edge research into the Wharton curriculum and supports its presentation at public forums. Ross Stevens, W’91, recently established the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance, which will advance essential knowledge about information technology’s impact on the financial services industry.
The Harris Program builds on Wharton’s robust foundation of curricular and co-curricular offerings in alternative investments, bringing together students, alumni, scholars, and practitioners to expand this critical work. Mr. and Mrs. Harris’ generosity extends to support Wharton conferences, alumni engagement, and student programming in alternative investments.
The Stevens Center will catalyze teaching, research, and student engagement involving information technology’s increasingly complex impact on financial services. Mr. Stevens’ support will advance Wharton’s singular leadership in finance education, enabling its world-renowned faculty and enterprising students to continue to disrupt, invent, and revolutionize the industry.
The Stevens Center and the Harris Program both represent major milestones in Wharton’s More Than Ever Campaign, which is part of the University-wide Campaign, The Power of Penn. The impact of both initiatives will be important and far reaching, bringing benefits for students, faculty, businesses, communities, and individuals around the world—truly, advancing knowledge for good.