Atlanta. Club members congratulate Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin G’69 on the honorary degree she received from Penn at this year’s 251st Commencement. She has received national attention for her work as mayor. The club is planning an exciting event around the Ben Franklin 300th exhibit at the Atlanta History Center for either Friday night or Saturday afternoon, during the last week of September. Join us for a tour and an exclusive event featuring its curator, Page Talbot. Stay tuned for more details, and contact Emmanuel Tillman EAS’85 with any questions or suggestions (404) 629-1224.

Bucks County. The recently formed Penn Club of Bucks County has some great upcoming events. Please see our new website for more information (

Chicago. Please see our website ( for details about our third Annual Golf Outing on July 28 and our 4th Annual White Sox/Red Sox Outing on Aug. 25.

Los Angeles. Please join us for our fourth annual Penn/Wharton Beach Club Dinner in Santa Monica on Tues., July 24. Other upcoming events include: First September, the musical Wicked on Sat., Oct 6, and we are continuing to accept admissions for our sixth annual Pennfest on Wed., Oct 10. Please visit ( or contact Melissa Wu C’98 at <mwu33@> for more information. We look forward to seeing you!

New York. On July 19, PennNYC will head out to Dove Parlor, recently named one of New York magazine’s “Best Bars.” There will be drink specials from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7, we are hosting our third annual MBA Admissions Panel event. In September, PennNYC is co-sponsoring the annual Recent Grads Happy Hour with the Penn Club of New York. We welcome all alumni to join us at the Penn Club on Thurs., Sept. 20 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Look for more details on our website and in our newsletter. Sign up for the listserv at ( To volunteer, please contact Dale Kramer Cohen W’76, president of PennNYC, at <>.

Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Club will be hosting its annual New Student Reception at the East Mountain Inn in Wilkes-Barre on Thurs., July 19 at 6 p.m. RSVP to Bob Kelly W’83 at <>. Join us for our second summer meeting at 12 noon on Aug. 19 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., in Scranton. Our speaker and club member, Dr. Josephine M. Dunn G’78 Gr’90, is an associate professor at the University of Scranton who has graciously offered to talk to us about the women of Northeastern Pennsylvania and their contribution to life in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Check our website ( for more information on both these events.

Northern California. Join Bay Area alumni in our upcoming events, which include an Ivy League Mixer, Class Dinner Events, Young Alumni Social, MBA Admissions Panel, Speaker Series Guest Art Caplan, and the annual First September celebration welcoming the Class of 2007 to San Francisco! To receive notice of these events you must be registered on our Club website. Registration is Free! Go to ( so we can send you invitations to our Bay Area events.

Philadelphia. Please check out our website ( to learn about our upcoming events.

Portland. The Club will have its annual Summer Lawn Party on Aug. 9, celebrating the glorious Oregon summer and the new members of the Class of 2011 from our area. Check the website ( for the exact time and location. Once again, the Club has honored five high-school students from Portland, Salem, and Eugene with this year’s Penn Club Book Award. We thank Penn Professor David DeLong for signing copies of his book, Auldbrass, for the presentations.

Spain. The Penn Club Spain hosts its first social event in Barcelona on Sat., July 21! All Club members are of course welcome, as well as any visiting alumni that might be in the area for work or travel. Further details will be provided to the listserv; anyone interested in assisting with the event, joining the listerv, or receiving further information, contact Amy Chernasky C’02 at <>.

St. Louis. Hot off the heels of a fabulous “Barbaro” event, the Club has planned some great summer and fall activities. Contact Club president Jay Androphy C’85 at <Jay@> for more information.

Washington. Save the date for Legg Mason tennis—the ATP tour hits town on Friday night, Aug. 3. Details will be emailed to those alumni on our DC Penn Club list and posted shortly thereafter on the Club website ( To be added to the listserv, email <>.

Western Pennsylvania. The Club will be holding its annual Pirates Game Tailgate Event; contact Club president Alan Stahl C’89 at <> for details. As always you are welcome to join us at our monthly luncheon, 12 noon on the first Thursday of every month, at the HYP Club, at 619 William Penn.

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ACA | The Alumni Council on Admissions is Penn’s resource for undergraduate legacy applicants. The staff hosts an informal Q&A session about legacy admissions every Monday and Friday (except University holidays) from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in the Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk. Reservations are not required. Personal interviews are available for legacies who are completing their junior year of high school. Please call (215) 898-6888 for an appointment; for more information, visit (


And the Nominees Are…

Penn Alumni has nominated three candidates to fill three alumni-trustee positions for five-year terms starting January 1, 2008.


JUDITH L. BOLLINGER WG’81 | Judith L. Bollinger WG’81 of London is a member of the board of ABG Sundal Collier, a full-service investment bank listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. She also serves as a consultant to the firm with specific responsibility for strategic planning. Ms. Bollinger joined ABG Securities, a small Swedish brokerage firm in 1999, first as research director and later as CEO. In 2001, she executed its merger with Sundal Collier. After receiving her MBA from the Wharton School in 1981, Judith Bollinger moved to New York to join the investment-research department of Goldman Sachs. In 1993, she accepted the position of director of research in the firm’s London office, which is where she and her family reside today.

The Bollingers have a long history of alumni involvement and philanthropic support for the Wharton School. They funded a visiting professorship in 1987. In addition, they have supported Wharton’s European Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, which researches corporate ethics and responsible investment in Europe. Ms. Bollinger has been a member of the Wharton Executive Board for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East since 2001, and a member of the United Kingdom Leadership Committee since 2004. She has served as an interviewer for Penn’s Secondary Schools Committee in London since 2006. Meeting student applicants is one of Judy’s favorite “jobs.” With the Judith and William Bollinger Endowed Scholarship and Fellowship Funds, the Bollingers hope that many talented students can experience the educational opportunity that Wharton offers and then use that education to pursue a life of purpose and achievement.

DAVID M. BRUSH C’82 | David M. Brush C’82 of London is head of RREEF Europe and global head of RREEF’s Real Estate Opportunities Funds Group (REOF). RREEF is the real-estate and infrastructure-investment management arm of Deutsche Asset Management, a division of Deutsche Bank AG Group. In his current role, Mr. Brush is responsible for RREEF’s real-estate fund operations in Europe (excluding Germany), and for managing the real-estate funds of RREEF/REOF focused on high-yield, real-estate investment on a global basis. Shortly after receiving his B.A. degree in economics and international relations from Penn, David joined Bankers Trust Company (which later became Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas) in its real-estate investment-banking group.

David has served as chair of the United Kingdom Leadership Committee since its inception in 2004. He steps down this year, having served more than three years. He is also an active member of the Penn Lacrosse Alumni Board and attends many related events. In April 2004, he and his wife, Karen Clark Brush W’82, established the Brush Family Endowed Scholarship for students who attended secondary school in the U.K., are not U.S. citizens, and would otherwise be unable to afford a Penn education. David also serves as co-chair of The American School in London Capital Campaign: Karen was appointed director of The American School in London Educational Trust Limited in June 2006. Most recently, David was the featured speaker of the Fox Leadership Program’s “Lessons in Leadership” series.

JOEL M. GREENBLATT W’79 WG’80 | Joel M. Greenblatt W’79 WG’80 of New York is the founder and managing partner of Gotham Capital, a hedge fund he established in 1985. He is the former chair of the board of Alliant Techsystems, a NYSE-listed aerospace and defense company. A recognized financial expert, Mr. Greenblatt has two published books, You Can Be A Stock Market Genius (Simon & Schuster, 1997) and The Little Book That Beats The Market (John Wiley & Sons, 2005). He has been an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School for the past 10 years, where he teaches value and special-situation investing.

Mr. Greenblatt has in recent years made an exceptional personal commitment to educational reform at the primary and secondary levels. Among other efforts, he helped establish and fund the Harlem Success Academy Charter School, an academically rigorous charter school in New York with a focus on language and literacy and an emphasis on cooperative learning and future college attendance. In addition, Mr. Greenblatt serves as director of the Institute for Student Achievement and director of the New York chapter of Say Yes to Education Foundation, founded by George Weiss W’65.

The Greenblatt family has a long history of improving access for Penn students. In the mid-1990s, they established the Greenblatt Family Scholarship Fund, and Mr. Greenblatt continues to actively engage with the scholarship students. In 2006, he established the Greenblatt Scholarship Challenge Fund through the MRM Foundation, Inc., an independent foundation which makes grants primarily for education, and of which he is a director. Mr. Greenblatt joined the Graduate School of Education Board of Overseers in 2006.


Alumni may file other nominations no later than August 21; these nominations must be accompanied by a petition signed by no fewer than 1,500 eligible degree-holding alumni.

For details, please write to Elise Betz, director of Penn Alumni, E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6226 or email her at <>.

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