Penn's Way 2014–Raffle
October 29, 2013, Volume 60, No. 11
Week 5 Prizes (Drawing November 4)
Wilma Theatre: Two tickets
Penn Ice Rink: Two Free Admissions
Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar: $75 gift certificate
Beau Monde: $40 gift certificate
Penn Business Services: Photo essay book
Avis Car Rentals: $25 off a rental
Philadelphia Downtown Courtyard by Marriott: Two night weekend stay *
Embassy Suites Center City: One night stay for two adults *
See www.upenn.edu/pennswayfor more information about the Penn’s Way campaign.
* Prizes valued at over $100 are subject to local, state & federal incomes taxes.
Week 3 Winners (Drawing October 21)
Philadelphia 76ers: Player signed photo—Tonya Thomas, Pennsylvania Hospital
Penn Ice Rink: Two free admissions—Laura Buzby, HUP
Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar: $75 gift certificate —Sarah Matthews, CPUP
Camden Riversharks (2014 Season): Four tickets—Janice Ames, Presbyterian Medical Center
Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia: One night stay, including valet parking—Nina Restivo, Pennsylvania Hospital *
Budget Car Rentals: $25 off a rental—Taneko Young, HUP
Le Meridien: One night deluxe weekend hotel stay—David Klinkusoon, HUP *
Penn Business Services: Photo essay book—Ernest Allmond, Public Safety
Penn Business Services: Nook Simple Touch—Christin Salemno, CPUP
Ed Note: The following question & answer, which appeared in a prior issue, should have read 2014 not 2013.
Q: How do I appropriately deduct my 2014 Penn's Way contribution from my taxes?
A: Penn's Way 2014 contributions made via payroll deduction will occur in 2014 and should, therefore, be considered deductions for your 2014 taxes. Please consult your accountant or tax advisor regarding contributions made via cash, check or credit card.
Q: What credit cards are accepted using the online pledge form and what are the associated processing fees?
A: We accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover using the online pledge form. Unfortunately, due to high processing fees and poor reporting capabilities, we do not accept American Express. Penn covers all processing fees associated with credit card contributions in order to maximize your contribution.
Q: What do I need in order to contribute and/or participate online?
A: You will need your PennKey and password to login to our online system. Once logged in, you will be prompted for the organization code(s) to direct your gift, or asked to provide a keyword to search for relevant organizations.
Q: What is my PennKey and how do I reset it?
A: Your PennKey is a unique username assigned to you as an employee. You use it to login to various University and Health System information systems (e.g. KnowledgeLink). University employees needing assistance with their PennKey should visit www.upenn.edu/computing/pennkey Health System employees needing assistance with their PennKey should visit www.uphs.upenn.edu/pennkey
Q: How do I know what organization code(s) to enter?
A: You can find your organization’s five-digit code in our printed materials or in our online searchable database. Simply enter the five-digit code in the appropriate field or select it from the online search results and it will automatically populate in the appropriate field.
Please note: If you enter duplicate organization codes with different (or the same) contribution amounts, the online form will combine the amounts into a single contribution for that organization and display the results accordingly on both the contribution and confirmation pages. If you fail to enter a contribution amount for an organization, you will receive an error message.
Q: Why isn’t the keyword search working on the online pledge form?
A: You must enter only a single keyword to search our online database. Entering multiple words as search criteria will not return any results.