Do you spend the winter in Florida, Arizona, or some other warm climate away from home? Don’t forget that you can stay involved with Penn wherever you go! Alumni operate Penn clubs in Miami, Naples, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Sarasota, Tampa, Phoenix, Denver, etc., and they invite Snow Birds to participate in their activities. Go to club/index.html to get the contact information for all our Penn clubs.


The 296th Birthday Celebration of
Benjamin Franklin

10:30 a.m. Procession from the American Philosophical Society to Benjamin Franklin’s grave

Noon luncheon celebrating the bicenquinquagenary of the Philadelphia Contributionship, founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1752. An address on the role of insurance in the development of the American economy.

For more information, contact:
Benjamin Franklin Reinauer W’38
(973) 697-7697,
(973) 697-1104 (fax)

Charles F. Ludwig C’53 L’56
(215) 981-3525
(215) 564-2859

Arthur H. Saxon W’60
(610) 891-7100 x2665,
(610) 891-7244 (fax)


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Events of interest—on campus and around the world.

Highlights for Mar/Apr. For more detailed listings,
please see Alumni Calendar

Celebrating 125 Years of Women at Penn


PennAustin is rip-roaring and ready-to-go. We shared a day with Habitat for Humanity in June to celebrate PennCares by finishing and dedicating a house. During the hot and dry summer months we had several happy-hours to stay cool and catch up with friends. In August we hosted a Welcome to Penn picnic to send off the new and current students to our favorite Ivy campus. If you have any questions or want more information about our fall calendar of events, send Matt Zubiller an e-mail Hope to see you soon.

Chicago. Here is a list of our upcoming events: First September will be held at Rockbottom Brewery (Grand and State Streets) on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m.; a Cubs v. Astros game at Wrigley Field on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 1:00 p.m.; a club meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:00 p.m. (location to be determined); a mid-October visit the Art Institute of Chicago to see Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South (exact date to be determined); a wine tasting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:00 p.m. (location to be determined). For more information on these events, visit our Web site at ( If you wish to be added to our e-newsletter mailing list, send an e-mail to <>.

Cleveland alumni will start the fall with our First September mixer to welcome all newcomers, especially members of the Class of 2001 to Cleveland. If you know of any new Clevelanders, please refer their names to the club. All alumni are welcome at this event; details will be sent to Cleveland listserv members and will be posted on our Web site. Other events planned for the
upcoming club year are mixers, televised Penn sports events, a special art tour, a
theater party, and a holiday brunch. For more information on club activities, membership, and the Cleveland listserv, contact Rick Bauschard GAr’69 at (216) 575-1959 or, or Barbara Franklin SAMP’66 at (216) 292-6750 or <>. Check our Web site at for upcoming events.

Gold Coast. On Sunday, Oct. 14 at 4:00 p.m., the Gold Coast Club will hold its annual Beach Party and Barbecue at the Seagate Beach Club, 400 South Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach. For information, contact Lynn Kay at (561) 995-8992 or Michael Lewis at (561) 483-7721.

Los Angeles. Penn at the Hollywood Bowl The first fireworks in 10 years, on Sunday, Sept. 16; there will be a wine and cheese reception at 6:00 p.m., with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. The Bowl is at 2301 North Highland Avenue. Cost for registered members is $25 (ticket and reception), and nonregistered members $35 (ticket and reception). For more information, contact club president Matt Rosler at (310) 309-3500 x5373 or pennclubla

Michigan. Join the Penn and Wharton clubs in their revitalized activities; all club events are open to all area alumni. Under the leadership of Jon Greenawalt and Jay Hansen (Wharton), the clubs are planning fall events, including a Wharton meeting in October, a secondary-school committee event, and an early fall Young Alumni activity. All details are now listed on the Penn & Wharton Clubs of Michigan Web site The clubs are looking for interested volunteers to help plan and run the various events. Contact Jon at (248) 647-9290 or Jay at (248) 540-0031.

Penn Club of Northern California. Join us for our first annual golf tournament at Monarch Bay Golf Club, 13800 Neptune Drive, San Leandro, on Sunday, Sept. 30
at 1:30 p.m. This is a new, 18-hole championship golf course located along the
San Francisco Bay coastline. Contact: Philip Crosby or (510) 834-6600.

Philadelphia. Join members of the Penn Club and the Faculty Club when America’s oldest auction house, Samuel T. Freeman & Company, hosts a Freeman Penn Roadshow at Houston Hall and the Faculty Club on Saturday, Oct. 13. Five distinguished appraisers will be available to estimate the value of your rare books, paintings, English silver hallmarks, and American furniture. There will be lectures by each appraiser including “Beau” Freeman on “The Philadelphia Chair.” All are invited. Pre-registration is $10 per person (children free), or $15 at the door. The Penn Club, the College Alumni Society, the Black Alumni Society, and other area Penn affinity groups invite you to spend some time with the “PennUltimate couple,” the honorable Ed and the honorable Midge Rendell, on Oct. 25. For information on both events, contact Fanny Chu-Fong at (215) 561-6900 x24 or phlpennclb


A major milestone in women’s rights and progress will be observed this fall when alumnae gather from all over the world to celebrate 125 years of educating women at Penn.

To commemorate this historic event, a celebration will be held Nov. 1-2 (the two days preceding Homecoming) that will
include a breakfast honoring women who paved the way at the University; a keynote address by NBC chief foreign-affairs correspondent and University trustee Andrea Mitchell CW’67; panel discussions with distinguished Penn women; and a book-signing for Penn women authors and a networking party.

In addition, the existing Class of 1949 Bridge across 38th Street and its approach has received a major refurbishing to create a Women’s Walkway and Generational Bridge recognizing Penn families. A private performance of the critically acclaimed play, The Vagina Monologues, will be available to the first 900 participants registered.

More information on the event, including a complete schedule, is available online at

Schedule of Events

Distinguished event chairs are Hon. Leonore Annenberg Hon’85, Dr. Gloria Twine Chisum Gr’60 Hon’94, Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Andrea Mitchell CW’67, and Dr. Judith Rodin CW’66.

Thursday, Nov. 1

3:30 p.m. Kick-off reception at the Penn Bookstore and unveiling of customized poster honoring Penn women who have authored books.
Rebecca Pepper Sinkler CGS’75 Hon’91, will speak at this event, and Lorene E. Cary C’78 G’78, Cathy Crimmins G’78, Laurie Burrows Grad CW’66, Rebecca Matthias CW’75, Lisa Scottoline C’77 L’81, and Angela Nissel C’98 will serve as honorary chairs.

5:30-7:30 p.m. Reception and dinner with President Judith Rodin, trustees, and senior administrators.
Keynote address by Andrea Mitchell, CW’67, chief foreign-affairs correspondent for NBC News; Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell CW’69 will introduce Andrea Mitchell. Closing remarks by Renee Chenault-Fattah L’82, co-anchor of NBC10 News.

8:00-10:00 p.m. A private performance of The Vagina Monologues at the Annenberg Center, followed by a short performance by its author, Eve Ensler, an award-winning playwright, poet, activist, and screenwriter.
Wendy Evans Joseph C’77, the first producer of The Vagina Monologues, will introduce Eve Ensler, who will perform My Short Skirt, a short piece about how women have the right to wear anything, anywhere, without being hurt or bothered; she will stay to answer questions. (The first 900 people to register for the Celebration will be invited to attend the special Thursday evening performance.)

10:00-10:45 p.m. Dessert reception.


Friday, Nov. 2

7:30-9:00 a.m. Coffee and continental breakfast, “Honoring Those Who Paved the Way.”
Dr. Mary Frances Berry, the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of History and chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and Loretta Barrett CW’62 GEd’65, president of Loretta Barrett Books, Inc., will speak; honorary chair is Dr. Gloria Chisum Gr’60 Hon’94.

9:30-11:00 a.m. Morning panels featuring notable alumnae, focusing on issues of importance to women. The theme for the discussions is “Educating Women for Leadership: Penn Women of the 21st Century.”

Women and Medicine: Our Bodies, Ourselves: What You Know May Make the Difference,” moderated by Dr. Claire M. Fagin Hon’94,
professor and dean emerita of the School of Nursing (1977-92) and interim president of the University (1993-94), who is a consultant on health care and organizational leadership.

The panel members include: Ruth Katz CW’73 L’77, associate dean for administration, Yale University School of Medicine; Dr. Sheila Moriber Katz WG’90, president and CEO, NewMedicine, LLC; former dean, Hahnemann University School of Medicine; former executive director, White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Dr. Marie Savard Nu’72 M’76, physician, author, and speaker; Dr. Susan Taylor C’79, director of the Skin of Color Center at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center and assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University; Dr. Barbara L. Weber, professor of medicine and genetics, director of the Breast Cancer Program and director of the Cancer Genomics Program at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute at the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center.

Women’s Leadership in Philanthropy: Cents and Sensibility: Women Making a Difference, moderated by Carol Einiger CW’70, chief investment officer of Rockefeller University.
The panel members include: Anne d’Har-noncourt Hon’88, the George D. Widener director and CEO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Laurene Powell Jobs C/W’85, founder and board president of College Track, a non-profit college preparatory program based in East Palo Alto, Calif.; Evelyn Lauder, founder and chair of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and senior corporate vice president of The Est»e Lauder Companies, Inc; Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli W’95, executive director of the FATE Foundation, which assists Nigerian youth in establishing businesses, and co-founder of the Business Women’s Network for Nigerian women; Judith Vredenburgh CW’70, president and CEO of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America.

11:30-noon Inauguration of the Women’s Walkway and Generational Bridge at the Class of 1949 Bridge (over 38th Street).

12:30-2:30 p.m. Gala luncheon for all guests. The Beacon Award will be presented by Christine Hikawa CW’73, TCPW chair, to an outstanding woman displaying exemplary leadership in furthering the advancement of women: Dr. Judith Rodin.

3:00-4:30 p.m. Afternoon panels

Women and Business: The Waves: Making Them or Getting Swamped—Are Women Making a Difference? moderated by Willow Bay C’85, anchor, CNN.
The panel members include: Jean Chatzky C’86, editor-at-large for Money magazine and financial editor for NBC Today; Beverly Chell CW’64, vice chair and general counsel of Primedia, Inc.; Mandee Heller C/W’94, vice chair, executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of the Women’s Financial Network at Siebert; Aerin Lauder C’92, vice president of global advertising for The Est»e Lauder Companies, Inc; Rebecca Matthias CW’75, president and founder of Mothers Work, Inc.

Women, Politics and the Media: The Second Sex: What a Difference the Difference Makes, moderated by Kathleen Hall Jamieson, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
The panel members include: Marcia Greenberger CW’67 L’70, co-president of the National Women’s Law Center; Mindy Herman W’82, president and chief executive officer of E! Entertainment Networks; Mary Ellen Mark FA’62 ASC’64 Hon’94, photographer; Hon. Susan Ness WG’83, former Federal Communications Commissioner

4:45-6:30 p.m. Networking and social reception honorary chairs are Tory Burch C’88, Claudia Cohen CW’72, and Lolita Jackson EAS’89. The speaker is Melissa Rivers C’89, a host and producer for E! Entertainment Networks.

Evening Alumni Award of Merit dinner (entry not included with registration). Also a variety of other evening activities.

Saturday, Nov. 3
Homecoming 2001: Various activities including the Penn women’s soccer team taking on Princeton and a new two-mile walk (part of the Alumni Run) in honor of Penn women. Also, activities and arts happenings in and around Philadelphia, on-campus hospitality, and much more.

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