Chicago. Mark your calendars now for the 7th Annual Penn Club White Sox Group Outing on Sat., Aug. 28! This event always sells out, so get your tickets early. For more info on this and other upcoming events please visit
Denver. Join the Penn Club of Colorado for its bi-monthly happy hour featuring a local alumnus speaker, starting at 5pm on Aug. 5. Visit for more information.
Hartford. Join the Hartford Penn Club on Wed., Aug. 11, for the summer concert series at Elizabeth Park in West Hartford. Enjoy the soothing summer sounds of the band Mystic Calypso Island Trio. We will have our Penn banner flying. Bring a blanket and a cooler full of your favorite food and drinks and join fellow alumni at the park. Contact Andy Bassock C’90 for more details at
Hawaii. Join us for our annual Summer Luncheon on Sun., July 18, at Waialae Country Club, with special guest speaker, Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Karen Glanz. Alumni, Penn families, and current students welcomed. For details, email
Las Vegas. Join us this August as we host the 2010 Freshmen Send-Off. Our previous one was a huge success and it is now one of our best-attended annual events! Join us as we meet all of our new and current Penn students and families and have a great time. Details will be announced via our listserv, Facebook page, and LinkedIn. For further information or to be added to the list, email Lea Artis at or
Long Island. Save the date, Sat., Aug. 7: the Club will sponsor a pool party for the Class of 2014 students and parents. Join us for this send-off celebration as we welcome incoming freshmen from Long Island and their parents into the Penn family. For more information, contact club president Sharon Wolinsky-Price W’76 at
Los Angeles. Save the date for the annual Penn-Wharton Beach Party at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica on Thurs., July 22. Details are available at
New Jersey. Join us in late August for our annual Sue and Tom Newmann Freshman Picnic to be held at the Livingston Community Center. Meet other incoming students, current students, and alumni. A student panel will discuss life on campus and be available to answer any questions. Back by popular demand: our First September event for young alumni and new graduates to our area. Come to our meet and greet, learn what our club is all about and enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers. The location will be announced shortly. For information on these and other events, contact Club president, Jill Holtz W’84 at
New York. Business school hopefuls, join us on Wed., Aug. 4, for PennNYC’s Sixth Annual Keys to the MBA Admissions Process panel with admissions officers from top MBA programs including Harvard, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Stanford, and Wharton. A representative from Columbia will moderate. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives in an informal setting. To learn more about this event and others—and to register–visit Be sure to log in to get the full benefits of the site and your free membership. Please contact Dale Kramer Cohen W’76, president of PennNYC, at if you have questions or would like to volunteer.
Philadelphia. Upcoming events: July 21— Green Building Tour at the Comcast Center, followed by Happy Hour; July 29— Mural Arts Tour; and Aug. 12—Annual Phillies Outing, which includes a pre-game reception with Phillies President David Montgomery C’68 W’70. Visit our website for more details and other upcoming events.
Westchester & Rockland Counties. Join us at our final event of the year: on Sat. evening, July 17, the Club continues its long-time summer tradition with a picnic and concert at Caramoor in Katonah. To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann’s birth, Caramoor welcomes Maestro Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony, to the outdoor Venetian Theater. Contact Alan Sheptin for information and to reserve tickets  ( You can also RSVP and pay for tickets on our website, The Club board is planning events for the 2010-11 year. If you have ideas for new events, or would like to help in planning events, contact incoming Club president, Cheryl Kabalkin C’87 W’87 L’90 at
Western Pennsylvania. We invite you to attend our Monthly Luncheons, which we host at noon on the first Thursday of every month at the HYP Club, 619 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh; the next one is Aug. 5. Information on upcoming events, including our Aug. 8 Pirate Tailgate event, can be found on

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PARIS | Save the Date: Thursday, October 7.
All European Penn alumni event with President Amy Gutmann
Join us on Thurs., Oct. 7 as Penn Alumni, the Penn Club of France, the Wharton Club of Paris, and Penn Law France host President Amy Gutmann in Paris. We invite all alumni in the UK and Europe to attend this wonderful event to be held at the residence of the US Ambassador in Paris. Be sure your contact information is up-to-date with Penn by visiting so that you will receive an invitation to the event. Contact Fanny Chu-Fong C’91, director of Penn’s Global Alumni Network, at or +1 (215) 898-2028 with questions or for more information.
“And the Nominees Are . . .”
Penn Alumni has nominated two candidates to fill two alumni trustee positions for five-year terms starting January 1, 2011.

Charles B. Leitner III, C’81 is the Global Head of RREEF, The real estate investment management business of Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM). With 29 years of investment industry experience, Chuck is responsible for the management and strategic direction of RREEF’s global business. He joined RREEF in 1988 and became a partner in 1996. After the acquisition of RREEF by Deutsche Bank, he became Global Head of Real Estate and Infrastructure in 2004. Chuck spearheaded the globalization of the real estate and infrastructure businesses, integrating them as a global platform under the RREEF brand. He is a member of the Deutsche Asset Management Global Operating Committee. He is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute, where he serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the ULI Foundation, the Infrastructure Advisory Committee, the Policy and Practices Committee and the Finance/Investment Committee.
Chuck graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Urban Studies in 1981 where he captained the Men’s Lacrosse Team and achieved All Ivy League and All America Honors as a goalkeeper. He currently serves on the University’s Board of Athletic Overseers and is co-chair of Penn’s Lacrosse Board.

Nanou Zayan, CW ’73 and her family have resided almost entirely in London since 1983. Her financial career began upon her earning a B.A. from the College for Women at Penn in 1973, when Nanou joined the executive Credit Training Program of the Chase Manhattan Bank (currently JP Morgan Chase) in New York. Her assignments at Chase spanned 14 years, and included Expansion and Diversification, as well as the adaptation and teaching of the Chase Credit Training Program at the Chase joint venture in her native Egypt. Once in London in 1983, her work shifted to Africa, where she sought to maximize immediate utilization of developed country programs available to African countries, especially Nigeria. With the onset of the global debt crisis, she moved into Emerging Markets trading at a Chase affiliate in London, then founded in 1989, Liberty Capital Limited. Liberty Capital was sold to EBT, a privately held group in 1990. Nanou relocated to Bermuda as President of EBT Securities, EBT’s Emerging Markets proprietary trading arm in 1992. She retired from the group in 1993 then returned to London where she became a Director of Fortis Investment Advisors, responsible for the pre start-up phase. More recently, she has been a Partner (non-executive) of Collingham Capital Management LLP, the corporate successor of Fortis Investment Advisors founded by her husband, Mo Zayan.
Presently, Nanou is a member of the University of Pennsylvania, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s Board of Overseers, the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women, the International Advisory Board of the Huntsman Program for International Studies and Business, and the Penn UK Leadership Committee. She served as Chair of the UK Secondary School Committee from 2006-2008.
Alumni may file other nominations until August 31, 2010; these nominations must be accompanied by a petition signed by no less than 1500 degree-holding alumni.
For details write to Trina L. Middleton, Director of Penn Alumni Board Services, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 or e-mail her at
ACA | The Alumni Council on Admissions is Penn’s advising and guidance resource for undergraduate legacy applicants. The ACA hosts Legacy Advising Sessions, Monday through Friday (except University holidays), at 12:15pm and 3:15pm; additional sessions will be available Mondays and Fridays at 11am and 2pm. These informal sessions allow alumni and their children and grandchildren to learn more about Penn’s selection process and the college search process in general. Sessions are held in the Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, and reservations are never required. For more information and to learn about additional programming available during Alumni Weekend, visit or call (215) 898-6888.




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