Penn's Way: Going the Distance

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"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

Dear Colleagues,

Across the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine, we’re committed to supporting the communities where we live and work. We also know our faculty and staff are driven by a passion for making a difference. That is why we are updating this year’s Penn’s Way campaign, our annual workplace charitable giving drive.

Select any of the hundreds of local charities listed on the Penn’s Way website to make a donation. Penn and Penn Medicine will match your contribution by 100 percent. This means you double your donation to the causes you value most. Our theme, “Going the Distance for Our Community,” reflects our ambitions to serve, no matter where that help is needed. 
The Penn's Way Campaign runs from Monday, October 2, through Friday, November 24, and we are grateful to Campaign Co-Chairs Maureen Rush and Patricia Sullivan, as well as our many coordinators, department captains, and other staff volunteers.  Please join us in supporting our communities by making your tax-deductible gift now. Remember that by using the Penn's Way website to enter your pledge online, you will be supporting your chosen organizations in a secure, quick, and convenient way. 

Historically, Penn’s Way has been one of the region’s most generous workplace-giving campaigns, and we look forward to continuing that momentum. Watch this video to hear why your colleagues give. Then, share why you give by posting your personal story to social media using #OurWayPennsWay.
Penn’s Way is a powerful example of kindness in our community. Your collective support helps us invest in neighborhoods—near and far—to extend our organization’s impact and reach. 


M. Elizabeth Magill                    
University of Pennsylvania                

Kevin B. Mahoney
Chief Executive Officer
University of Pennsylvania Health System

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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


Participating in Penn’s Way is as easy as a few clicks.  You can donate through payroll deduction, via check or credit card.  Login today!


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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.

Follow us on Instagram @pennsway and share your post using #ourwaypennsway

Follow the progress of the campaign with social media updates below. Want to be featured on the Penn’s Way social media board? All you need to do is post a picture and caption about why you give to your public social media page with the hashtag #ourwaypennsway. If you do not have a public social media page, you can text your story to (832) 952-1250 or use the “Add a post” button at the top left of this image board to share.