Giving is Penn's Way Campaign

Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: that man is here for the sake of other men – above all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends.

Albert Einstein

Dear Colleagues,

Penn’s Way, our workplace charitable giving campaign at Penn, is a way for us to be there for the sake of others within our Penn community, and together we can make a difference for those in need. 

We are pleased to say that Penn’s Way is recognized as one of the most generous workplace giving campaigns in the region. Our campaign theme, Giving is Penn's Way, honors the culture of generosity and thoughtfulness that embodies Penn.

Collectively, our donations continue to make a broad and immediate impact on our community and the vulnerable populations we serve. With a renewed energy from the success of last year, we are excited to work towards reaching this year's goal of $1.7 million and achieve an even greater goal of impacting more lives.

The Penn's Way Campaign runs from October 1 through November 15.  It encompasses three organizations, each of which utilizes their expertise to confront the challenges facing our community today—Penn Medicine, Philadelphia Alliance for Change, and the United Way.

Please review our re-designed website to learn more about the campaign. You can also enter your pledge on this site as a secure, convenient, sustainable and time-saving way to support your community.

Thank you for supporting Penn’s Way!

Chairs and Advisors of Penn's Way

Maureen S. Rush, MS, CPP
Vice President for Public Safety
University of Pennsylvania
Penn's Way Co-Chair

Steven Kimbrough, PhD
Professor, Wharton School
Faculty Senate Chair
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
Vice Dean for Professional Services
Senior Vice President
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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Want to know more about donating or partners or raffles?  You have questions?  We have answers! 

Frequently asked questions

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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United Way of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health.

Visit Partners of Penn's Way

Philadelphia Alliance for Change

The Philadelphia Alliance for Change is a newly-formed organization that supports the community-based local agencies.

Visit Partners for Penn's Way

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 1-832-952-1250 or use the “Add a post” button at the top left of this image board to share.