Boston. Join the Penn Club of Boston for our summer Happy Hours, scheduled for July 14 and Aug. 11. Cool off with us at the All Ivy Summer pub crawl on Saturday, July 30. Are you considering attending business school? Attend our Annual Business School Panel (held in conjunction with Kaplan testing services) on Aug. 1; hear speakers from the top five business schools give their perspective and advice on the admissions process. On Aug. 13 join the Penn Clubs of Boston & Rhode Island for a reception and gallery viewing of works by Eleanor Hubbard CW’67 GFA’71, with special guest Dr. P. Roy Vagelos C’50 Hon’99. This event will take place in the late afternoon at Etherington Fine Art, 19 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, Mass. For more information, please contact Kristina Martin C’91 at <>. The Penn Club of Boston welcomes all alumni and is always looking for new and creative event ideas. Visit our website ( or contact <> for information on membership and any of our exciting events.

Chicago. On Saturday, July 23, the Penn Club of Chicago will watch the Chicago White Sox take on the 2004 World Champion Red Sox; tickets include the game and pre-game patio party. For more information on this and all upcoming events, please visit our events calendar at (

Jacksonville, Fla. Penn classmates Sam Heffner W’65 and Donna Heffner CW’65 have been elected co-presidents of the First Coast Penn Alumni Club. Recent president Bill Sulzbacher C’67 continues on the board and as chair of the Secondary Schools Committee. In June, our fourth event of 2004-05, Bill and his wife, Anne, hosted a committee reception for the six incoming Penn freshmen from the Jacksonville area. This summer we will be soliciting your input regarding 2005-06 events. If we do not have your e-mail address please send it to Sam and Donna at <>.

New York. Under the leadership of Dale Kramer Cohen W’76, the new PennNYC executive board is planning exciting social, cultural, intellectual, and professional events. But first things first: Penn Summer Softball in Central Park is back! We have games scheduled throughout the summer with teams from other universities who dare to battle the Quakers. There’s room for everyone—of course we’re co-ed! E-mail Greg Millhauser C’03 at <> to join the team. Visit ( and sign up for the listserve to receive information on upcoming events. Contact Dale <> for volunteer opportunities.

Northern California. We welcome Bay Area alumni to join the Penn Club of Northern California for a variety of scheduled summer events. In July, join us for an evening at the San Francisco Symphony. Also this summer, join us for a bus tour through the Wine Country, as well as an opportunity to hike with fellow Quakers throughout the Bay Area. More details to come soon. To become a club member go to (, and for more event details visit our website (

Portland. Happy Hours continue on third Thursdays. On July 21 we gather on the patio at the Veritable Quandary. Check the website (below) for the location for Aug. 18. Details of the early August lawn party—at which the 22 members of the Class of 2009 from the Oregon area and their families will be honored guests—can also be found on (

Rhode Island. On Aug. 13, join us, with the Penn Club of Boston, for a reception and gallery viewing of works by Eleanor Hubbard CW’67 GFA’71, with special guest Dr. P. Roy Vagelos C’50 Hon’99. This event will take place in the late afternoon at Etherington Fine Art, 19 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, Mass. For more information, please contact Kristina Martin C’91 at <kristinamartin@>. Aug. 25: Our annual send-off party for this year’s incoming Penn freshmen from the area. Oct. 29: The Penn men’s football team comes to Providence to take on Brown and we hope you’ll be there to cheer on the Quakers. For more information about any of the above, please contact club president Barry Fain C’64 at (401) 453-3937 or <>.

Western Pennsylvania. The Penn Club of Western Pennsylvania will hold its annual Pirates baseball game and pre-game tailgate on Sunday, July 24, when the Pittsburgh Pirates play the Colorado Rockies. Tailgating begins at 11:30 a.m. at the parking lot across PNC Park on General Robinson Street; the game is at 1:35 p.m. Local alumni are encouraged to attend this summer club tradition. For information, contact John Vogel C’83 at (412) 594-5622 or <>.

Washington. The D.C. Penn Club invites you to an evening of world-class men’s tennis at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. Held at the William H. G. FitzGerald Tennis Center on Aug. 5, it starts at 7:00 p.m., with the quarterfinals of the men’s singles and doubles. Tickets are limited. Go to (

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And the Nominees Are …
Penn Alumni has nominated two candidates to fill two alumni trustee positions for five-year terms starting January 1, 2006.

Susan Frier Danilow Esq. CW’74 G’74 (New York Metropolitan)

Susan Frier Danilow of New York is director of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, a private, non-profit corporation established in 1981 to preserve, maintain, and enhance the official residence of the Mayor of New York. Mrs. Danilow earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and served for a time as counsel and vice president at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. Mrs. Danilow is involved as a trustee for the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation and the Mount Sinai Medical Center and as co-chair of the Annual Fund for The Chapin School, an independent day school for girls from grades K-12. At Penn, she serves as chair of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women and co-chair of the Benjamin Franklin Society; Mrs. Danilow was gift chair for her 15th, 20th, 25th, and 30th Class Reunions and was recently elected President of the Class of 1974. Additionally, she is a member of the Graduate School of Education Board of Overseers, the Penn Alumni Board of Directors, The Penn Fund Executive Board, the Alumni Class Leadership Council Board, and the Penn Alumni Marketing and Sponsorship Committee. Mrs. Danilow received the Alumni Award of Merit in 2003.

Julie Beren Platt C’79 (Western Region)

Julie Beren Platt of Los Angeles is an active, full-time volunteer fundraiser in Southern California. Earlier in her career, she served as vice president for the Commercial Lending Training Center at Bankers Trust New York and as assistant vice president of the bank’s Eastern National Division. Mrs. Platt is a member of the board of directors at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, the executive committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, and the executive committee of Sinai Temple. She also serves as development chair for Camp Ramah and as a member of the executive committee of the Parent Board of the Harvard-Westlake School. Involved in numerous ways at Penn, Mrs. Platt is a member of the Board of Overseers of both the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies and Penn Hillel, a member of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women and the Southern California Regional Advisory Board, and chair of the Secondary School Committee in Los Angeles. Additionally, she served as co-chair of the Steinhardt Hall Dedication in 2003. Mrs. Platt and her husband, Marc Platt C’79, helped set a 25th Reunion record as co-gift chairs of the Class of 1979. They also serve as co-chairs of the Alumni Parents’ Fund and sit on the Penn Parents’ Council together. The Platts have five children, the two oldest of whom are current Penn undergraduates: Samantha Platt C’05 and Jonah Platt C’08.

Alumni may file other nominations until September 6; these nominations must be accompanied by a petition signed by five percent of all eligible degree-holding alumni.

For details, please write to Robert J. Alig, Executive Secretary of Penn Alumni, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 or email him at <>.



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