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Alumni Reunion Gifts 2008
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September 9, 2008 , Volume 55, No. 3

Thirteen reunion classes and the Class of 2008 presented checks during Alumni Weekend in May. Fundraising records were broken across all classes. Total Penn Fund (TPF) pledges include gifts to The Penn Fund Unrestricted Fund, class projects, and individual endowed scholarships.  The Total University pledges include all gifts made to Penn by members of the class during their reunion year.

For information on the Penn Fund see their web site at  www.alumni.upenn.edu/pennfund/.

Class

Reunion

TPF
Donors

TPF
 Pledges

Total University

Gifts to Individual Endowed Scholarship Funds

Fundraising Priorities

2008

Senior Class

1,565*

$58,229

-

-

The Penn Fund

2003

5th

521

$259,005

$746,659*

1

The Penn Fund

1998

10th

501

$1,817,978*

$2,224,388*

5

The Penn Fund

1993

15th

529

$3,002,784*

$3,012,284

19

The Penn Fund

1988

20th

585

$4,104,317*

$5,661,327

11

The Penn Fund

1983

25th

747

$12,343,673*

$20,720,195*

28

The Penn Fund, Class of 1983 Scholarship and Group Study, Weigle Information Commons in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

1978

30th

618

$1,895,173

$6,584,268*

11

The Penn Fund, Class of 1978 Scholarship

1973

35th

473

$1,958,080*

$5,794,954*

9

The Penn Fund, Group Study Banquettes in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library and the Class of 1973 Scholarship

1968

40th

455

$1,872,355*

$3,962,245

10

The Penn Fund, Hamilton Village Games and Class of 1968 Scholarship

1963

45th

367

$717,831

$1,606,075

3

The Penn Fund, Class of 1963 Term Chair in the Humanities and Individual Study Area in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

1958

50th

371

$896,067

$1,808,437

3

The Penn Fund, Listening and Editing Alcove in Van Pelt-Dietrich Library and the Class of 1958 Scholarship

1953

55th

320

$1,526,346*

$73,873,744*

4

The Penn Fund, Class of 1953 Scholarship

1948

60th

247

$180,193

$627,093

1

The Penn Fund, Class of 1948 Scholarship in Memory of Anthony “Skip” Minisi

1943

65th

179*

$559,830*

$992,274

1

The Penn Fund, Class of 1943 Scholarship

Totals

 

5,913

$31,133,632

$127,601,443

106

 

*Records

•    16 records have been broken across all classes, plus 1998 had a $1million scholarship gift, the first seven-figure gift for a 10th reunion campaign.
 
•    The Class of 2008 set a new record for a Senior Class Gift with 1,565 donors.

•    1943 set a new donor participation record with 179 donors. The previous 65th reunion record was 135 donors from the class of 1942.

•    Eight classes established a new TPF record for pledges to class goals: 1998 (10th), 1993 (15th), 1988 (20th), 1983 (25th), 1973 (35th), 1968 (40th), 1953 (55th), and 1943 (65th).
 
•    Six classes have broken University class achievement records: 2003 (5th), 1998 (10th), 1983 (25th), 1978 (30th), 1978 (35th), 1953 (55th).

•    $24,160,624 raised from 106 gifts to individual endowed scholarship funds from all reunion classes combined.

 

Almanac - September 9, 2008, Volume 55, No. 3