About David and Lyn Silfen
David Silfen, C'66, Chairman of Mayfair Management/Silfen Investment Partners LP and a Senior Director of The Goldman Sachs Group, has been a Penn Trustee since 1998. David is Vice Chair of the Board and he serves on the Trustee Executive, Budget and Finance, Nominating and Development Committees, and is a former member of the Investment Board. He currently Chairs the Board of Overseers of the School of Arts and Sciences.
David and his wife, Lyn, are the parents of Jane Silfen, C'07, and Adam Silfen, C'98, WG'03. Longtime supporters of undergraduate education, in addition to the Silfen University Forum, they previously funded two Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) University Professorships, the Silfen Student Study Center, a term professorship, and the David and Lyn Silfen Fund to support educational innovation in the School of Arts and Sciences.
Previous Silfen Forum panel discussions have focused on the topics “From Idea to Innovation: The Impactful University” and “Open Learning and the Future of Higher Education.” More information regarding these discussions can be viewed on the Archive and Webcast pages.