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Cover image for The Center for High Impact Philanthropy’s “We the People: A Philanthropic Guide to Strengthening Democracy”

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

A Philanthropic Approach to Strengthening Democracy

For the past several decades, there’s been a marked decline in how much U.S. citizens trust the country’s democratic process....

Andrew Fussner

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

SP2 Board Member Gift Leads to Lasting Impact in Case Consultation Training Series

Four years ago, Andrew Fussner, then a lecturer in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Penn’s School of...

Cover image of 2019 High Impact Giving Guide

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

Achieving Great Social Impact with CHIP

The 2019 High Impact Giving Guide has been released, offering expert advice on how donors make the most change with philanthropic...

Theo Brandon and Halcyon Francis chatting in the SP2 student lounge.

Student Life, Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

Advancing Knowledge Through Financial Aid

Changing the world depends on new generations committed to actualizing societal transformation. Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2)...

Power of Penn SP2 logo

Gifts & Giving

The Power of Penn SP2: A Transformational Campaign is Launched

In April 2018, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced the launch of a comprehensive campaign for the University that will enable...

2018 High Impact Giving Guide Giving title

Gifts & Giving

Make a Bigger Difference with the 2018 High Impact Giving Guide

Each year, the Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) releases a comprehensive guide designed to help donors transform generosity into...

Mark S. Ostroff, W’79, and Dawn Ostroff

Gifts & Giving

Supporting Scholars and Ensuring Child Well-being

The Child Well-Being and Child Welfare Specialization program (CW2) at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice was created to...

Carole Okun, SP2 alum

Alumni Stories, Gifts & Giving

Alum Carole Okun: The Life of a Social Worker is an Important One

Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) alum Carole Okun believes in social justice. She believes in change. And...

Toorjo Ghose, Calvin Bland, and Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., on Locust Walk.

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

Calvin Bland Fellows Collaborate on Research Aimed at Improving Lives

The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Futures Project (PFP) has named three Calvin Bland Faculty Fellows to collaborate on research for boys and...