Campaign in Review
Wharton publicly launched the More Than Ever campaign at the June 2018 Global Forum in New York. Extending its commitment to reaching global alumni and thought leaders, Wharton hosted subsequent forums in Shanghai, drawing a record 1,000+ registrants in March 2019 and London in June 2019. The June 2020 Wharton Global Forum in Singapore shifted to a virtual Lifelong Learning experience with over 400 in attendance.
Wharton Increases Campaign Goal
Wharton announced increasing its campaign goal from $850 million to $1 billion in 2018, an opportunity made possible by record levels of support and engagement from alumni and friends. The Wharton campaign cabinet formed with Marc Rowan, W’84, WG’85 and Jamie Dinan, W’81 serving as co-chairs and Wharton executive board members continually serving as integral leaders in campaign efforts.
Capital projects have transformed Wharton and Penn’s campus.
Tangen Hall is a central hub connecting entrepreneurs across the University, made possible by the AKO Foundation, the charitable foundation established by Nicolai Tangen, W’92 and Katja Tangen.
Academic Research Building
The Academic Research Building is a new mixed-use building with a special focus in data and analytics.
The Lauder Institute
The Lauder Institute building underwent a major renovation, thanks to a generous contribution from Ronald S. Lauder, W’65.
Larry Robbins House
Larry Robbins House became the new home of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology and was named in honor of donor Larry Robbins, ENG’92, W’92.
Mack Pavilion was constructed and serves as home of the William and Phyllis Mack Institute for Innovation Management, all made possible by William Mack, W’61 and Phyllis Mack.
Analytics at Wharton was established in 2019, uniting Customer Analytics, Penn Wharton Budget Model, People Analytics, Wharton Neuroscience, and Wharton Research Data Services. Its formation was made possible by an anonymous leadership gift, creating the Data Science and Business Analytics Fund.
Novel programs and resources shaping the future of finance
Harris Family Alternative Investments Program
Established by Josh Harris, W’86 and Marjorie Harris.
Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance
Created with the support and partnership of Ross Stevens, W’91
Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs
Professorship and Scholars
in Quantitative Finance
Made possible by Dr. Bruce I. Jacobs, G’79, GRW’86.
Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship evolved into Venture Lab. Housed in Tangen Hall, Venture Lab provides resources for each stage of the startup life cycle and enables students across the University to explore the world of entrepreneurship.
Campaign in Review
Experience Impact in Action
The world and its complex challenges require innovative solutions. The More Than Ever campaign positioned Wharton to meet these challenges head on. Philanthropic support during this campaign significantly increased Wharton’s capacity to incubate ideas, power insights, and create leaders who change the world.
Ways to Give
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▼ Appreciated Securities
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▼ Charitable Gifts Through Your IRA
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, has extended the IRA Charitable Rollover permanently. The extension allows individuals age 70½ and older to donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs to The Wharton School tax-free. You do not receive an income tax charitable deduction. This provision allows you to transfer money from your IRA directly to Wharton, without having to recognize the transfer as taxable income. You should consult with your tax advisors about your specific situations.
The sample letter can be used to send to your IRA plan provider.
▼ Matching Gifts
Don’t miss the unique opportunity to increase the impact of your giving through a matching gift program. To find out if your employer participates and learn more about how to apply a match to your Wharton Fund gift, visit Penn’s matching gifts database. Most matching gifts are made by companies employing Wharton alumni, including:
- Bank of America
- Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Exxon Mobil
- Goldman Sachs
- Wells Fargo
- And many more
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▼ Giving from Outside U.S.
If you live outside the United States and are considering a gift to Wharton, please visit Penn’s Giving from Outside the U.S. website. If you are a taxpayer in one of the following areas, please visit our country-specific giving pages before making your gift as your contribution may qualify for tax benefits in your home country.
▼ Planned Gifts
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