December 2023 • Edition 27
Ayana Machen, WG’99, PAR’26, and Rob Machen, PAR’26, make the case for diversity in business; Wharton launches a new AI initiative; and the Wharton Fund Loyalty Society reaches new heights.
Machen Family Backs Coalition for Equity and Opportunity to Combat ‘Untapped Potential’
Ayana Machen, WG’99, said she feels fortunate to be in a position where she can financially support Wharton — the school that’s been so foundational to her success.
Meanwhile, she and her husband, Ron Machen, are concerned about the lack of diversity in the global business economy. That’s why the Machens are supporting Wharton’s Coalition for Equity and Opportunity (CEO), which addresses the business case for diversity in a data-driven way.
While the Machens give back to Wharton, they’re also championing a research-based initiative that focuses on redefining leadership standards in a way that prioritizes inclusion.
The Future of AI at Wharton
Last month, AI at Wharton (AIW) launched, a new initiative within Analytics at Wharton (AAW) that brings together resources from across the School to explore the effects of AI through research and teaching.
Our Most Loyalty Society Members to Date
When you support The Wharton Fund three years in a row or more, the School shows its gratitude by inducting you into its Loyalty Society. We’re proud to share, right now, the number of Loyalty Society members is the highest it’s ever been.
Since 2019, the Society has gained 647 new members, bringing the total to 5,516 members. These Loyalty Society members account for more than half of all donors to The Wharton Fund, and they have a tremendous impact — ensuring each student has access to essential resources during their Wharton journey.
Thank you to our donors who consistently show their commitment to Wharton. Help us continue this momentum by contributing to The Wharton Fund today.