Making History


The culmination of the Making History Campaign is much more than a fancy, 10-figure number; gifts given strengthen Penn’s position among the world’s foremost universities and make major breakthroughs in addressing society’s most complex challenges.

Rooted in the principles of the Penn Compact, the ambitious Campaign has taken the University from excellence to eminence.

In this edition of By The Numbers, we take Time to Shine with Penn.


Number of donors who contributed to the Campaign.

$652 million

Amount donors contributed toward financial aid for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.


Number of new Penn Integrates Knowledge professorships created by the Campaign.

$753 million

Amount raised for new facilities, including the Roberts Proton Therapy Center, Penn Law School’s Golkin Hall, and the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology.


Number of endowed positions created by the Campaign for coaches, curators, and center directors.

$225 million

Amount Raymond G. and the late Ruth Perelman gave to name the Perelman School of Medicine. It was the largest single gift in Penn’s history and the biggest ever to name a medical school in the United States.


Number of newly endowed faculty positions added by the Campaign.

$573 million

Amount raised for faculty, director, coach, and curator positions.

Originally published on March 21, 2013