The School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is noted for its commitment to social justice and to educating students that will take an active role in the struggle against oppression. SP2 contributes to the advancement of more effective, efficient and humane human services through education, research and civic engagement. In pursuit of this mission, its theory-based masters and doctoral programs in social work, social welfare, non-profit leadership and social policy encourage students to think and work across disciplinary lines and cultures, locally, nationally, and globally.
Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $6.7 billion enterprise.
Advancement Research & Analysis is the centrally-located unit that keeps frontline fundraisers up-to-date about potential and existing donors to the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to identifying potential new donors, ARAprovides background information about donors’ ability to, and interest in giving to the University, as well as managing the assignment of these donors.
Established in 1927, The Penn Fund, Penn’s undergraduate annual giving fund, serves as the primary philanthropic vehicle for Penn’s 100,000+ strong community of undergraduate alumni and students. Gifts to The Penn Fund benefit the University’s highest undergraduate priorities through unrestricted support and individual endowed scholarships.
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The Undergraduate Financial Aid Development Department leads the philanthropic activity necessary for Penn to uphold one of the most robust and generous undergraduate financial aid programs in higher education. This top university priority is a primary focus the current Power of Penn Campaign and reflects the University’s unwavering commitment to Access and Inclusion. The department’s mission is to promote, support, and coordinate activity within Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) to raise funds for the UGFA budget through the following: