The Penn Fund supports the priorities of undergraduate education year after year at the University of Pennsylvania.
Student Aid has never been more crucial to the success of the University. Penn remains committed to its policies of no loans and need-blind admissions, ensuring that the best and brightest students pursue a Penn education. More than 62% of Penn students receive a form of financial aid. To make this possible, the University relies on the support of its alumni, parents, and friends. A total of 62% of Penn Fund dollars directly and immediately support student financial aid at Penn.
The Penn experience is so much more than classes and dorms – it includes student life and academic support. Penn students are involved in a myriad of clubs and activities that enliven the University campus and foster learning. The Penn Fund is proud to support these programs through gifts from alumni and friends. A portion of these gifts are directed toward Penn's "learning hubs" such as Kelly Writers House, Civic House, Weiss Tech House, and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. A total of 18% of Penn Fund dollars directly and immediately support student life and academic support at Penn.
A student’s residential experience is crucial to his or her education as it defines their home for four years – a place to visit with friends, cram for finals, and plan student activities. The maintenance and improvement of these homes including dorm buildings and college houses is a priority for the University. Gifts to The Penn Fund support such projects as refurbishing residential study areas and renovations to student rooms. Penn relies on your support to turn these structures into homes for our students. A total of 14% of Penn Fund dollars directly and immediately support the residential experience at Penn.
As technology becomes a crucial part of University life and education, the special initiatives required to make these advances possible are just as important. Penn’s continuing technology upgrade program is allowing for the installment of new computers, audio-visual systems, wireless internet, and telecommunications equipment – all through support from The Penn Fund. Innovative academic projects, such as the Penn Reading Project held during New Student Orientation, are also supported by The Penn Fund. A total of 6% of Penn Fund dollars directly and immediately support special initiatives at Penn.