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!