Penn's Way: Going the Distance

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Dear Colleagues,

Each year, Penn’s Way calls upon the strength of the Penn community to respond to the needs of the communities we serve. For this year’s Going the Distance for our Community campaign, you answered the call. On behalf of the Penn’s Way Committee, we would like to thank you for your dedication in conveying a message of hope and support.

We are excited to share that employees donated over $2.2 million through Penn’s Way! And this year, through the generosity of Penn Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania, all contributions were matched dollar for dollar making the total more than $4.4 million, doubling the impact your donation will have on the causes you value most.

thank you! penn medicine and the university of pennsylvania exemplified. going the distance for our community. penn's way. a workplace charitable campaign

The funds raised through Penn's Way allow charities to provide services such as:

  • Over 4,000 after-school meals and summer camp lunches to children in after school care, shelters, and schools of special education
  • 975 children with summer literacy kits to prevent summer learning loss
  • Over 250 planted trees, offsetting over 5,000 tons of carbon emissions
  • Over 116,000 pounds of fresh produce to food pantries and local families in need
  • Over 2,000 meals for rescued shelter animals  
  • A year of permanent supportive housing to 5 individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Thanksgiving and holiday meals for 2,000 individuals living in supportive residential housing facilities 

We are especially grateful to our volunteers who gave their time and talent to help Penn’s Way for their leadership in this campaign. Their dedication was vital to our success and deeply appreciated.
Thank you for embodying the true spirit of giving through this campaign. Together, we continue to create positive change and leave a lasting impact on our community.

Maureen Rush  
Penn's Way Campaign Co-Chair
Senior Advisor to the Senior EVP
University of Pennsylvania
Patricia Sullivan  
Penn's Way Campaign Co-Chair
Chief Quality Officer
University of Pennsylvania Health System


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

Chairs and Advisors of Penn's Way

Maureen S. Rush, MS, CPP
Senior Advisor to the Senior EVP
University of Pennsylvania
Penn's Way Co-Chair

Eric A. Feldman, JD, PhD
Professor, Penn Cary Law School
University of Pennsylvania
Penn's Way Faculty Advisor    

Patricia G. Sullivan, PhD
Chief Quality Officer
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Penn's Way Co-Chair

Peter D. Quinn, DMD, MD
Professor, Penn Dental Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Penn's Way Faculty Advisor


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Penn's Way Partners

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Penn Medicine

Penn Medicine is a nonprofit organization dedicated to three equally valued and inter-related missions: patient care, health education, and medical research.

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America’s Charities

America’s Charities inspires employees and organizations to support causes they care about.

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