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Penn's Way 2003

Penn's Way 2003Dear Colleagues:

We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Penn Community for its participation in Penn's Way 2002. Last year's workplace charitable campaign raised $424,000--surpassing our campaign goal of $400,000--for our community and its charitable organizations.

Through your generosity and spirit of giving, along with the good work of both the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania (UWSEPA) and the Center for Responsible Funding (CRF), we will be able to continue to send a resounding message of hope and support to our community organizations and the vulnerable populations these agencies serve.

We are very much aware that our economy is struggling and as a nation we are unsure of both our financial and personal security. As a result of the horrific events of September 11, 2001, numerous businesses closed their doors and many hardworking Americans lost their jobs and ability to care for their families. It is in difficult times--such as these--that support from thoughtful, caring individuals is needed most. Without our help, it is going to be a lot harder for many of our neighbors, co-workers and friends to deal with emergencies, raise healthy children and live better lives. We have, therefore, chosen this year's theme to reflect the importance and impact of charitable giving: Now… More Than Ever.

We ask you, our faculty and staff, to help make this year's campaign another success. As in previous years, Penn's Way 2003 includes both UWSEPA and CRF and their respective, affiliated charities.

The campaign will include weekly raffles and a grand prize drawing to thank our Penn's Way participants. All you need to do to qualify for the raffle is to submit your completed pledge form. We appreciate your generosity, and remember no pledge is too small. Each school and center will have designated coordinators to assist both you and us in making the campaign a success.

We ask you to review the materials you receive to learn more about the campaign, and watch for updates on the campaign in Almanac and on the Penn's Way Campaign web site,, as we strive to reach our goal of $435,000.

Now, more than ever, your assistance is needed. Please, use the Penn's Way 2003 campaign as a vehicle to make a real difference in the lives of those individuals and families less fortunate than yourself.


Maureen S. Rush, Vice President, Public Safety
Dr. Lance Donaldson-Evans, Penn's Way Co-chair, Penn's Way CO-chair


Penn's Way 2003 Coordinators



Annenberg School for Communication

Donna Burdumy


James Mesisca

Business Services

Maria Chaney

Center for Technology Transfer

Jackie Miraglia

Development and Alumni Relations

Michael Cronin

Development and Alumni Relations

Robert L. Baer

Executive Vice President

Sara Gallagher

Facilities Services

Pam Hancox


Janet Ansert

General Counsel

Ira Kauderer

General Counsel

Marcella Schell

General Counsel

Tamika Wilson

Graduate School of Education

Regina Vella

Graduate School of Fine Arts

Chris Cataldo

Graduate School of Fine Arts

Tony Tomazinis

Human Resources

Hilary Lopez

Human Resources

La Tanya Love

Information Systems and Computing

Bill Clark

Information Systems and Computing

Mel Benson

Law School

Isabelle Johnston

Law School

Silvana Burgese


Robert Eash

Office of the Secretary

Alison McGhie

President's Center

Mirka Diaz

President's Center

Julie Sheehan

Provost's Office

Jane Gallen

Public Safety

Anthony Whittington

School of Arts and Sciences

Jeanne Howley

School of Dental Medicine

Jerry Friel

School of Dental Medicine

Dee Stenton

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Nader Engheta

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Joe Sun

School of Medicine

Sabrina Turner

School of Medicine

Bob Dugan

School of Nursing

Trudi Sippola

School of Social Work

Brenda L. Ford

School of Veterinary Medicine

Trish DiPietrae

School of Veterinary Medicine

Bruce Freedman

University Communications

Julie McWilliams

University Communications

Troy Everwine

University of Pennsylvania Museum

Elizabeth Neaves Straw

Vice Provost for University Life

Pat Ravenell

Vice Provost for University Life

Susan Peterson


Tom Molnar


Laurie Fanelly


Robert Drake


Now . . . More Than Ever

For over two and a half centuries the University of Pennsylvania has led the Greater Philadelphia community in academics, civic service, social service, and philanthropy. This year the faculty and staff must rise to the challenge of upholding this tradition. Last year, you stood tall in the face of tragedy and grief; you made the decision to be a force for positive change; you joined with your neighbors and coworkers and made a commitment to creating a strong, healthy community. We invite you to renew that commitment by contributing to Penn's Way 2003--the workplace giving campaign. For those who might be new to the campaign, know that your contribution will help sustain the work of nine charitable organizations who in turn support thousands of non-profits that work to improve the lives of those in need, locally and nationally. If you are not familiar with these organizations, please take the time to learn how now, more than ever, your generosity can make a difference.

-- Penn's Way Co-chairs


Penn's Way 2003 Raffle

To show appreciation to those who participate in the campaign, there are weekly raffles throughout the campaign and a Grand Prize Drawing.

Grand Prize: Computer Connection: IBM T-23 Think Pad
University Travel Services: 4 United Airlines certificates for domestic air tickets
Department of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics:

     Two sets of two tickets to a Football game,
     Two sets of two tickets each to 6 different Men's Basketball games,
     Two sets of two tickets to two Wrestling matches,
     Four sets of two tickets each to the Penn Relays,
     One-hour court time at Levy Tennis Pavilion,
     Five one-day guest passes to Pottruck Health & Fitness Center
Business Services:
     Overnight stay with breakfast for two at the Inn at Penn
     $100 gift certificate for the Penn Bookstore
     One Faculty Club membership ($30)
     Framed University collection photograph from Publications
     Free month of parking from Parking Services
     Epson C-62 printer from the Computer Connection
     Gift certificate for two for dinner at Penne
     Lunch for two in the Harrison dining room of the Faculty Club
     Ten $10 gift certificates for the Houston Market
     Three photographic portrait books from Publications
     Two $20 gift certificates for Top Dog
     Two books of 10 passes for the Class of 1923 Ice Rink
Izzy and Zoe's: Gift certificates for lunch
White Dog Café/The Black Cat:
     Three certificates each for $30 at the White Dog and $10 at the
     Black Cat
Picnic: Gourmet Picnic Basket
Pod: $50 gift certificate
WXPN: Set of ten CDs
Chris' Corner: Two Teddy Bears
University of Pennsylvania Museum: Family Membership
African American Museum: 10 passes for Museum admission
Painted Bride Art Center: gift certificate for 2 tickets
Pennsylvania Ballet: Voucher for 2 tickets
Please Touch Museum: Four passes

  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 11, November 5, 2002