Benjamin Franklin Society

Julian Siggers at BFS NYC Reception 2015
Julian Siggers, Willliams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, addresses Penn students, alumni, parents, and friends in celebration of BFS donors at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City.

Founded in 1955, the Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) is the University’s leadership unrestricted annual giving group. These distinguished donors make gifts and pledge payments of $2,500 or more to annual giving funds across the University in a given fiscal year. Through their generosity and vision, members of the Benjamin Franklin Society exemplify our founder’s belief in impactful philanthropy and serve as an inspiration to fellow Penn alumni, parents, and friends.

BFS Levels of Support

Ambassador: $25,000 and above
Founder: $10,000—$24,999
Fellow: $5,000—$9,999
Associate: $2,500—$4,999

Learn more about BFS giving to some of our Schools & Centers:

The Penn Fund 
The Fund for Penn Law
Perelman School of Medicine
Loren Eiseley Society at the Penn Museum
The Wharton Fund