July 2023 • Edition 23
Pedro Lichtinger, WG’78, builds his legacy by supporting The Wharton Fund; a new gift transforms healthcare entrepreneurship; and a novel partnership brings business education to the incarcerated.
Leaving a Legacy at Wharton
When Pedro Lichtinger, WG’78, arrived at Wharton, he was only 21 years old and new to the country. Wharton transformed his life by giving him not only the skills but also the values to direct profits for good. A multi-year member of The Wharton Fund’s Benjamin Franklin Society, Lichtinger shares how to build a legacy at Wharton.
Transforming Healthcare Entrepreneurship at Wharton
A transformative gift from Robin S. Wolpow, PAR’14, and Marc B. Wolpow, W’80, PAR’14, through the Arbour Way Foundation will enable Venture Lab, the center for student entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania, to provide unparalleled opportunities for students interested in exploring healthcare entrepreneurship.
Wharton Brings Business Education to the Incarcerated
In partnership with Wharton’s Coalition for Equity and Opportunity, Resilience Education — co-founded by Tierney Fairchild, C’89 — has established a new program to provide business education to the incarcerated: Resilience Education | Wharton WORKS. Led by Damon J. Phillips, Wharton’s Robert Steinberg professor, MBA students will teach lessons in a correctional institution just outside Philadelphia.