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    The Power of Penn SP2: A Transformational Campaign is Launched

    The Campaign will provide SP2 with the means to fuel an accessible, transformational education and advance the evidence-based research needed to ultimately eliminate society’s biggest challenges. ...

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

    Faculty & Research

    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 young men of color. Supported by a $2 million endowment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,...

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    Alumni Stories

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

    Longtime social worker Carole Okun made a special gift to establish the Shoemaker Term Scholarship Fund. ...

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SP2’s Office of Institutional Advancement plays a dynamic role in ensuring SP2’s growth, stability and capacity to innovate by:

  • Serving key stakeholders, including students, alumni and friends
  • Facilitating valuable connections and engagement for alumni
  • Helping fund priority needs by providing customized and diverse gift opportunities

Over the years, SP2’s Office of Institutional Advancement’s efforts have proven pivotal in enhancing the School’s ability to positively impact social issues and policies, including homelessness, gerontology, child welfare, mental health, and mass incarceration – locally and globally.

As well, Institutional Advancement has generated support for vital capital renovations for the School’s main hubs, including the creation of a conference and learning space, wellness room, and on-site eatery. In the past, the team has also garnered millions to fund financial aid and the unprecedented work spearheaded by the School’s centers and programs.

Today, the Office of Institutional Advancement continues to prioritize faculty development and endowed chairs, high impact philanthropy, graduate financial assistance, as well as program support and research.

We also offer a host of programming for alumni and customized giving opportunities for alumni and friends.

We are always delighted to hear from our alumni and friends. Thank you for your interest in and support of SP2!

The Power of Penn SP2

The Power of Penn SP2

The Power of Penn SP2

This Campaign will provide the means to fuel an accessible, transformational education & advance evidence-based research to ultimately eliminate society’s biggest challenges.

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Giving Opportunities

Giving Opportunities

Giving Opportunities

Learn about giving money for scholarships, endowed professorships, research centers, and more.

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SP2 Annual Fund

SP2 Annual Fund

SP2 Annual Fund

The SP2 Annual Fund continues to support financial aid, faculty recruitment and retention, building and technology enhancements, and more.

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Class Gift Campaign

Class Gift Campaign

Class Gift Campaign

The Class Gift Campaign is an annual tradition at SP2, providing an opportunity for students to reflect on their experiences.

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Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarships and Fellowships

Every scholarship/fellowship we receive helps worthy students obtain their degrees, while increasing our ability to attract and retain stellar candidates.

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Giving Clubs

Giving Clubs

Giving Clubs

Learn about the Social Change Leaders and Cornerstone Club giving clubs.

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Future of Social Change Tour

Future of Social Change Tour

Future of Social Change Tour

In 2015, Dean John L. Jackson, Jr., brought alumni, prospective students, and other special guests together across the country to talk about the School’s future and impact.

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SP2 News

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)...

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...

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...

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