$3 billion milestone

Penn President Amy Gutmann announced at the Feb. 18 meeting of the Board of Trustees that the University has reached the $3 billion mark in its $3.5 billion Making History campaign.

“This extraordinary milestone of achievement affirms our bold vision for Penn and inspires us all to go farther,” Gutmann said, adding that Penn’s extended family of faculty, students, alumni, parents and friends are together creating the most gifted and diverse student body in Penn’s history, generating new kinds of knowledge to tackle society’s most complex and urgent questions, and building a green urban campus unlike any other. Since the Campaign began, Penn has established 600 new endowed undergraduate scholarships, more than 100 new endowed faculty chairs, and has named 12 Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) professors.

Campaign support has also meant stunning new—and newly refurbished—buildings, which are boosting the capacity for teaching and research, enhancing the campus living-learning experience and positioning Penn as a leader in athletic training, green design, nanotechnology, public policy and cancer research and treatment. New buildings also mean that Penn has strategically strengthened its campus core while connecting the campus with the city.
For more information on the Campaign, visit the Making History website at www.makinghistory.upenn.edu.

Originally published on March 3, 2011