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Ways to Give to Penn Engineering:

Online: You can give online to several funds supporting our school. Charge your gift to your VISA, American Express, Discover or MasterCard.

By check: Checks can be made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and mailed to:

Penn Engineering
Development and Alumni Relations
123 Towne Building
220 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6391

Please be sure to indicate, either in the Memo field of the check or on an accompanying note, how you wish to direct your gift (e.g. Engineering Annual Giving).

Planned Giving: Include Penn Engineering in your estate plans.

For Major Gifts, or giving inquiries, please contact George Hain, Vice Dean, Development and Alumni Relations at ghain@seas.upenn.edu or 215-898-6564.

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Giving Opportunities

Thank you for your support. The future of tomorrow's engineers is built on the foundation you help to provide.

Please review the funds below and choose where you want your contribution to go. Contact our Development Office to answer any questions you may have about giving to Penn Engineering.

Engineering Annual Giving:

Penn Engineering’s Annual Giving Fund provides immediate budgetary support for the School’s most basic and pressing needs.  These unrestricted funds give the School the flexibility to support numerous improvements and projects benefiting Engineering’s students, faculty and facilities. Dean Eduardo Glandt is certain that the School will be able to meet the inevitable economic challenges ahead with resilience and ingenuity.  Engineering Annual Giving monies will enable the faculty and students of SEAS to continue to anticipate new directions and move forward, seeking and devising creative approaches and solutions. Learn more | Give now!

 

Student Opportunities and Gift Levels:

Graduate Fellowships

The excitement and discovery of research is open to all students and is the keystone of Penn Engineering’s world-class Ph.D. programs. These programs are augmented by diverse Master's degree offerings. Penn Engineering offers a stimulating environment where collaborative research between students and their faculty mentors flourishes. An endowed named fellowship fund would partially support one of Penn Engineering’s graduate students for a full academic year.

  • $250,000 creates a named endowed fellowship at Penn Engineering.
Undergraduate Scholarships

Endowed Named Scholarships enable donors to experience firsthand the joy of making a Penn Engineering education possible for all qualified students with the talent and ambition to succeed here. To encourage support for Dr. Amy Gutmann's Penn Compact 2020 priority of Inclusion, challenge funds are available to match various scholarship gift levels.

  • $2 Million: Creates a Men and Women of Pennsylvania Scholarship or challenge fund.
    Your gift of $1.5 million may be matched with up to $500,000 in challenge funds.
  • $1 Million: Creates a scholarship supporting one high-need student each year in perpetuity.
    Your gift of $850,000 may be matched with up to $150,000 in challenge funds.
  • $500,000: Creates a scholarship meeting the average grant need of one student each year in perpetuity.
    Your gift of $400,000 may be matched with up to $100,000 in challenge funds.
  • $300,000: Creates a scholarship providing more than half of the average grant need of one student each year in perpetuity.
    Your gift of $250,000 may be matched with up to $50,000 in challenge funds.
  • $150,000: Creates a scholarship supporting one student each year in perpetuity.
    Your gift of $125,000 may be matched with up to $25,000 in challenge funds.
  • Young Alumni Scholarship $75,000: The Young Alumni Scholarship is available up to 10 years after graduation.
    Your gift of $75,000 may be matched with up to $75,000 in challenge funds to create a scholarship supporting one student each year in perpetuity.

 

 

Faculty Opportunities and Gift Levels:

Endowed Professorships

There is no better tool for recruiting and retaining the very best faculty than a named professorship endowed in perpetuity. Endowed chairs enable Penn Engineering to attract senior-level professors, providing prestige and guaranteed support for research activities. Only faculty who have demonstrated preeminence in their fields receive this honor.

  • $3,000,000 endows a tenured engineering faculty position
Endowed Term Assistant Professorships

Intermediate level professors must have a widely recognized research record before they are granted the senior-level tenure status of a full professor. An Assistant Term Professorship, funded for five years, can help put a talented junior researcher on a senior level track by making available the financial resources for key career-enhancing opportunities.

  • A gift of $1,500,000 would endow a Term Assistant Professorship at Penn Engineering.
Faculty Recruitment Fund

A School is only as good as its faculty, and Penn Engineering must have resources available to hire the very best; no other asset has a larger impact on the student experience. When recruiting new faculty, the School must be prepared to offer a highly competitive package that may persuade faculty to choose Penn over other top-tier schools.

  • Gifts range from $10,000 to $500,000

 

Online Giving Opportunities:

The Iraj Zandi Fellowship Fund

Always available and ready to advise and encourage the very best from his students over the years, Dr. Iraj Zandi is now being honored with a graduate fellowship in his name. Join Dr. Zandi's distinguished colleagues and grateful students in recognizing him as a passionate teacher, mentor and friend with a gift to the Iraj Zandi Fellowship Fund. Give now!

 


Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Contribute to the Singh Center for NanotechnologyThe Singh Center is a facility highly anticipated across campus—it brings science and technology into one space to encourage collaboration and translation of theory into practice. An amazing $20 million gift from Penn Engineering alumnus and Overseer Kris Singh jump-started the project, located at the northeast corner of 33rd and Walnut Streets.  Give now!
Multicultural Programs at Penn Engineering: The Cora Ingrum Fund
Support Multicultural Programs Pay tribute to the lasting achievements of Cora Ingrum, Assistant to the Dean and Director of Multicultural Programs at SEAS.  Ms. Ingrum has been a mentor and coach to graduate and undergraduate students for the past 30 years, advocating for a diverse population of global citizens.  Cast your vote of confidence for one of the School’s core missions and, with your gift to the Cora Ingrum Fund, help ensure that Penn’s multicultural programs remain strong.  Give now!
Advancing Women in Engineering (AWE)
Advancing Women in Engineering FundCreated in 2007 under the direction of Dr. Susan B. Davidson, Weiss Professor and Department Chair of Computer and Information Science, Penn Engineering’s AWE Program is designed to inspire, support and recruit women in SEAS. Your contribution will boost program support and activities to promote personal and professional development, networking with professional and alumnae engineers, roundtable discussions, panels and guest speakers and mentoring.  Give now!
Computer Graphics Affiliates Fund
Computer Graphics Affiliate FundPenn Engineering students in Digital Media Design and the SIG Center for Computer Graphics work hard to bring their amazing ideas and wildest imaginings to life.  Your gift will help underwrite their projects, send them on their way to the annual SIGGRAPH conference, and enhance the activities and events that keep them at the leading edge of this exciting field.  Give now!
The Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship General Fund
Scholarship - Fellowship FundThe University's need-blind admissions policy and no-loan practice make a Penn Engineering education accessible to all applicants from the widest possible range of backgrounds. Each graduating class demonstrates the strong link between diversity and excellence. We invite you to help bring to SEAS the most promising and ambitious students with a gift to undergraduate financial aid. Give now!
Vukan Vuchic Scholarship Fund
Scholarship - Fellowship FundGet on track with the enthusiastic members of Penn’s Transportation Systems Engineering Alumni Club (TSEAC), who need your help to fund this scholarship in honor of Dr. Vukan Vuchic. Dr. Vuchic has been instrumental in the professional development of many of his students, and the scholarship will help support an undergraduate student studying transportation engineering or a field related to Dr. Vuchic's work.  Give now!
SAAST Scholarship Fund
Initiated in 2005, Penn Engineering's Summer Academy in Applied Science & Technology (SAAST) is a 3-week, for-credit summer residential program designed to offer high school students the opportunity to explore engineering. We are committed to providing all exceptional candidates, regardless of family income, an equal opportunity to participate. You can help. Give now!