Where does my reunion donation go?
Donations to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania help to fund scholarships, advances in new technology and an innovative curriculum. You can learn more about all the ways your donation helps Penn Medicine by visiting the About Giving page.
Can I make a multi-year pledge?
Multi-year pledges are always welcome and many alumni choose to increase their giving to celebrate their reunion by making a multi-year pledge. The total pledge is recognized and counted toward your class giving goals in the reunion year.
What is the Benjamin Franklin Society? The Thistle Society?
The Benjamin Franklin Society is the group of alumni, parents, faculty and friends who support the University of Pennsylvania with annual unrestricted gifts of $2,500 or more. The Thistle Society honors alumni who make a gift to the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for at least three consecutive years.
Where can I find information about a charitable gift annuity? Bequest? Gifts-in-kind?
The University of Pennsylvania welcomes all kinds of gifts and donations. If you wish to include Penn Medicine in your will, or make an estate gift to the University, please visit our Planned Giving page for more information.
When I try to make a gift online in honor of my reunion, why isn't my class year listed under the Class Scholarship Section? If my class doesn't have a scholarship fund, can we start one?
Not all classes have endowed scholarships set up. If your class year is not listed on the gift page, it means that your class does not have an endowed scholarship fund. To endow a scholarship, a class or individual must raise $250,000. This can be achieved by a number of classmates signing pledges that equal $250,000 to be paid over 5 years. If your class does not have a scholarship, you are welcome and encouraged to make a donation to the Perelman School of Medicine Annual Giving Fund, or any of the other scholarship funds listed and available on the giving page.
If I make a gift to a fund other than my class fund and the Perelman School of Medicine Annual Giving fund, will it still count towards my class reunion goal?
All gifts made or pledged to the Perelman School of Medicine in Fiscal Year 2013 (July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013) count toward your reunion goals. This includes any planned gifts, bequests, or gifts in kind.