Central Development and Alumni Relations
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, ARA provides background information about donors’ ability to, and interest in giving to the University, as well as managing the assignment of these donors.
The Undergraduate Financial Aid (UGFA) Development Department leads the fundraising 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 of the current Power of Penn Campaign and reflects the University’s unwavering commitment to Access and Inclusion in undergraduate education.
The Office of Programs & Special Events (P&SE) plans over 170 events per year and supports all departments within Development & Alumni Relations. P&SE also oversees all DAR events during Alumni Weekend, Family Weekend and Homecoming Weekend. Our events are located on campus, domestically and internationally.
The Undergraduate Financial Aid Development Department leads the fundraising 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 of the current Power of Penn Campaign and reflects the University’s unwavering commitment to Access and Inclusion in undergraduate education.
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.
The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Relations department is a customer/client focused service-oriented department whose mission is to engage all Penn alumni in a mutually beneficial, lifelong connection to each other, their school, and the University, and encourage alumni support and guidance to advance Penn’s eminence for future generations. Many of the department’s activities and programs are carried out through a network of volunteers as well as through collaboration with other University departments.
Serve as primary administrative support for the School and Center Program in Penn’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations – a program which collectively manages thirteen development and alumni relations programs at schools and centers across the University of Pennsylvania. Provide direct support to the Associate Vice President, the Director of Development for Arts and Culture and the Associate Director of Planning and Analysis around various aspects of the day-to-day operation of this program as well as supporting the program’s broader partnerships, projects and strategies.