The Power of Penn Campaign is about opportunity that transforms lives, ideas that spark solutions, and action that changes the world.

The Power of Penn is embodied in the faculty, researchers and students who think creatively and work collaboratively to tackle the most pressing challenges of our time. By strengthening our commitment to inclusion, innovation and impact, we will make our communities and world stronger. Join us. Together we are The Power of Penn.

—Amy Gutmann, president of the university of Pennsylvania


Our faculty and students put Penn-generated knowledge into practice every day. Discover the many ways their pathbreaking work is making a profound impact on the lives of individuals and the well-being of communities around the world.


Advancing Knowledge for the Good of the World

Penn President Amy Gutmann and Wharton Dean Geoff Garrett are pleased to announce the appointment of Cait Lamberton as the inaugural Alberto I. Duran President’s Distinguished Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, effective July 1, 2019. The Alberto I. Duran President’s Distinguished Professorship was endowed by Mr. Alberto I. Duran, WG’93, and his wife Inma Duran... Read More

An Unprecedented Gift to Penn

The W. P. Carey Foundation, one of the leading philanthropic supporters of educational institutions, has made a $125 million gift to the law school at the University of Pennsylvania, the largest gift ever in legal education. This momentous gift allows the school to build upon its already strong and highly recognized academic programs, attracting the most talented students and preparing... Read More

Framework for the Future of Data Science

Driven by the momentum of The Power of Penn Campaign, a groundbreaking gift will generate new possibilities at Penn, and around the world, for data science—a critical field with relevance to every aspect of our lives and every corner of the globe. The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has announced the largest gift in the School’s... Read More

Connecting through Creativity

A recent gift to Penn’s Institute of Contemporary Art will strengthen public engagement, support original programming, and enable student research beyond the boundaries of campus.... Read More

The Power of Penn First Plus

Penn knows what it’s like to be first: it’s America’s first university, after all, and home to the nation’s first student union, first double-decker college football stadium, and the world’s first collegiate school of business. That’s why Penn continually strives to be among the first in higher education to uniquely support its trailblazing first-generation and/or lower-income undergraduates as they learn... Read More

Opening Doors of Opportunity

On October 3, campus leaders came together with renowned architects and designers—as well as students, alumni, and friends of the University—to mark a momentous day in Penn’s history, and to share new ideas and developments in the field of design. “The Weitzman School: A Celebration of Design” welcomed hundreds of visitors to campus on October 3 to commemorate the naming... Read More

Partnership with Purpose

Whether you’re looking for ways to lower your household gas bill, or you’re making wide-reaching decisions on behalf of the federal government—energy policy is crucial to creating a secure future. The need for forward-thinking energy solutions is a cross-generational issue, with each step forward carrying its own set of unique challenges. As the U.S. seeks to ease its reliance on... Read More

We’re in This Together

“Diversity is not about how we differ,” author Olayinka Joseph said. “Diversity is about embracing one another’s uniqueness.” As one of the world’s leading institutions of higher education, the University of Pennsylvania attracts bright students and faculty from around the world and from all walks of life. The result: a campus community characterized by diversity, where a wide range of... Read More

Home Away from Home

New additions to Penn's College House System are creating new opportunities for students to grow, both personally and academically.... Read More

A New Journey into the Ancient Past

November 2019 marks the beginning of a new era for the Penn Museum, formally known as the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. This month, Museum staff and supporters celebrated the completion of the first phase of ambitious renovations planned to revitalize the visitor experience, supporting the Museum’s mission to serve wide-ranging audiences beyond its academic roots. Julian... Read More

Through the Power of Penn we will

Create Spaces that Drive Solutions