Central Development and Alumni Relations
Gifts Accounting, Administration and Records is a unique organization with both reporting lines to both Development and Alumni Relations and the Division of Finance. Providing support to Development staff and ensuring the accurate financial reporting of over $600 million contributions to the University annually. The department is comprised of three units; Gift processing, Alumni records and Gifts Accounting. Gifts Accounting is responsible for ensuring all gifts are recorded properly and timely.
The Penn Fund organization includes a team of class giving directors who work in partnership with the Young Alumni (yPenn) team, volunteers and other development colleagues to achieve class fundraising goals with the greatest emphasis on the two classes under their management celebrating a quinquennial reunion.
The Penn Fund generates unrestricted and scholarship support for undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania. Gifts from undergraduate alumni, students, parents and friends are used to provide support for immediate budgetary needs including financial aid, faculty initiatives, undergraduate research, and student life programs. The Penn Fund solicits over 100,000 undergraduate alumni and 15,000 parents each year. The administrative coordinator reports to the Executive Director of The Penn Fund and serves as a key member of his/her team.
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.
Reporting to the Senior Director, Campaign Operations the Assistant Director, Campaign Operations manages projects around critical aspects of the university campaign, including the campaign Presidential tour, campaign volunteer management, communications, central priorities and goals, and campaign management.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Development and Alumni Relations Marketing and Communications (DARMAX) Department is responsible for conceiving and executing communications strategies to advance the goals of Penn’s Development and Alumni Relations office (DAR) and the mission of the University. Integral to DARMAX, the Associate Senior Writer and Managing Editor performs as a high-level conceptual writer and publication editor who communicates with precision and eloquence in a demanding, deadline-driven environment.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Assistant Director will have the responsibility to support University-wide annual giving initiatives in collaboration and in coordination with School and Center Annual Giving Staff. The Assistant Director will be responsible for data analytics supporting the calling programs, direct response activities and leveraging other initiatives that would benefit university-wide annual giving.
The International Development office, within Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Pennsylvania is responsible for raising major and principal gifts from alumni, parents and friends residing overseas, while also managing two international foundations and two global volunteer committees. The office currently consists of an Assistant Director, a Managing Director, Senior Managing Director and a Senior Advisor.
Based in New York City and reporting to the Senior Director of Major Gifts, New York Regional Office, the Associate Director will manage his/her own portfolio of major gift prospects and donors in the New York region. Specific Responsibilities: Cultivate and solicit alumni prospects in the New York region, with emphasis on securing commitments of $100,000 or more to the University’s top priorities.
Reporting to the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the Associate Vice President for Development for Undergraduate Programs will focus on the integration of the undergraduate and individual gift fundraising programs with the four Undergraduate Schools (Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Applied Science, Nursing, and Wharton) in order to systematically solicit and engage the interest of a larger group of individual donors having potential to contribute significant levels of gift support to the University.
Major Gifts Fund-raising Cultivate and solicit alumni and other prospects with emphasis on gifts of $25,000 or more. Responsibilities include: * Manage a major gift prospect pipeline of at least 150 names * Provide individualized and strategic stewardship contact for existing major gift donors * Design and implement cultivation/stewardship special events for individuals and assigned Sports Boards * Identify and rate new prospects capable of making gifts of $25,000 or more