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  • Inaugural cohort of SP2 Social Justice Scholars: Paloma Brand, Skye Horbrook, and Gianni Morsell

    Student Life

    Meet the Inaugural SP2 Social Justice Scholars Program Cohort

    In 2021, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) established the SP2 Social Justice Scholars Program, which cultivates a distinct and impactful learning environment for cohorts of students of color while eliminating the financial... Read More About Meet the Inaugural SP2 Social Justice Scholars Program Cohort

  • Cover of Women's Index Report

    Faculty & Research

    Women’s Index Report based on CHIP’s XX Factor

    On May 3, The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) launched the Women’s Index: Developing a Tool for Aligning Financial Investments with Gender Equity. This report was created in partnership between CHIP and Women of the World... Read More About Women’s Index Report based on CHIP’s XX Factor

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    Faculty & Research

    Center for Guaranteed Income Research is Launched

    The goal of the Center is to consolidate the key learnings from the pilots taking place in MGI member cities, to address knowledge gaps in the contemporary understanding of guaranteed income’s impact for Americans, and... Read More About Center for Guaranteed Income Research is Launched

The Office of Institutional Advancement at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) is committed to advancing SP2’s pursuit of racial equity and social justice through:

  • a comprehensive fundraising agenda that prioritizes financial aid, faculty support, programs, and research
  • a clear communications strategy
  • a diverse, inclusive slate of stakeholder engagement opportunities

The Institutional Advancement (IA) is a dynamic team that prioritizes building SP2’s capabilities, raising SP2’s profile—locally and nationally—and strengthening SP2’s stakeholder engagement.

Where SP2 is a driving force for positive impact, IA is there working diligently, publicly and behind-the-scenes, to fuel that driving force and to address child welfare, homelessness, big data for social change, universal basic income, mental health, mass incarceration, public health policy, racial and gender equity, and so much more.

In the past, IA has generated support for sweeping capital renovations for the School’s main hubs, including the creation of a conference and learning space, new lobby, and on-site eatery. The team has also raised millions to remove financial aid barriers for extraordinary students whose scholarship and innovations invariably go on to change the communities and world we live in for the better.

We offer a host of programming for alumni and customized giving opportunities for alumni and friends. We are always delighted to hear from member of our SP2 community. Thank you for your interest in, and support of, SP2!

SP2 News

Inaugural cohort of SP2 Social Justice Scholars: Paloma Brand, Skye Horbrook, and Gianni Morsell

Student Life, Gifts & Giving

Meet the Inaugural SP2 Social Justice Scholars Program Cohort

In 2021, Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) established the SP2 Social Justice Scholars Program, which cultivates a...

Cover of Women's Index Report

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

Women’s Index Report based on CHIP’s XX Factor

On May 3, The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) launched the Women’s Index: Developing a Tool for Aligning Financial Investments...

2021 Annual Giving guide cover

Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

2021 Annual Guide: High Impact Giving in the Age of COVID

COVID-19 made 2020 a year like no other. Infections and hospitalizations continue to spike. The most effective, widely implemented tool...

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Faculty & Research, Gifts & Giving

Regional COVID-19 Response Dashboard Analyzes More than $40M in Giving

The unprecedented and prolonged COVID-19 crisis led to the creation of more than a dozen shared philanthropic response funds in...

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