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From the President

February 22, 2011, Volume 57, No. 23

Making History

Reaching a Milestone

Dr. Amy Gutmann, President of the University of Pennsylvania

Dear Members of the University Community,

I am proud to announce that we have reached $3 billion in our $3.5 billion Making History campaign. This extraordinary milestone of achievement, which I shared with the Board of Trustees, affirms our bold vision for Penn and inspires us all to go farther. We know how the task of making history is done here at Penn: with you and your strong support and engagement.

Watch our new Campaign video www.makinghistory.upenn.edu/ and see how Penn’s extended family—faculty and students, alumni and friends, parents and staff—are doing great things. Together we are creating the most gifted and diverse student body in Penn’s history; we are generating new kinds of knowledge to tackle society’s most complex and urgent questions, and we are building a green urban campus unlike any other.

What distinguishes Penn’s campaign from that of other universities? It is fueled from beginning to end by your engagement with Penn. Bright, passionate, and driven, you empower this University. That is how we reached this impressive milestone, and, thanks to you, it is how we will succeed in reaching our $3.5 billion goal at the Campaign’s conclusion in December 2012.

At Penn, we know that history does not just happen; it is made. I am proud of you and our Penn community.

—Amy Gutmann, President and Christopher H. Browne
Distinguished Professor of Political Science


Almanac - February 22, 2011, Volume 57, No. 23