Wharton Alumni Fellows
Empowering students for lifelong engagement with Wharton
2022 Class Gift
It is a tradition for graduating students to make a class gift to The Wharton Fund, honoring our student experience. Our gift will fund Wharton’s future initiatives and help ensure Wharton has the resources to offer a world-class business education, support experiential learning and student life programming, and attract a vibrant and diverse student body.
Our class gift is an opportunity to commemorate what we’ve gained personally and professionally here, and give back so that future students continue to have an amazing Wharton experience. Keep an eye out for more information on giving in the Spring.
About the Fellows
The Alumni Fellows are 23 second-year MBA student leaders within the Wharton Community. Alumni Fellows:
Educate their classmates on the importance of philanthropy and establishing lifelong engagement with Wharton.
Collaborate with Student Life and External Affairs through a year-long program
Organize and execute their Class Gift Campaign during their final spring semester
Meet the 2022 Alumni Fellows
Gautam Chokhani, Co-Chair
Cobber Renewable Power
Julie Xu, Co-Chair
Perrin (Tyler) Bulakul
Julliard Del Rosario
PFM Financial Advisors LLC
Regal Healthcare Capital Partners
Celiwe (Vee) Kawa
Kwanele Enuff Foundation
Apollo Global Management Inc.
Boston Consulting Group
Delta Air Lines
Bank of America
Amazon Web Services
Sumaida + Khurana
Become a Fellow
MBAs are eligible to apply to become an Alumni Fellow in the spring of their first year.
Benefits of Being an Alumni Fellow:
• Hands on experience running a philanthropic campaign
• Board Mentorship Program: opportunity to be matched with a member of Wharton’s Executive Board for one-on-one mentorship and networking
• Networking opportunities with notable Wharton staff and alumni faculty, including a Dean’s Reception
• Access to Wharton External Affairs that continues into alumni status
• Opportunity to meet new people and build long-term relationships with your peers
• Represent Wharton in branding and marketing materials
Applications Open March 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
▼ How does the work of the Alumni Fellows help current students?
Funds raised by the Alumni Fellows for the MBA Class Gift support The Wharton Fund. The Wharton Fund provides a valuable, consistent stream of resources that alleviate operating costs and the transferring of those costs to current students. The Wharton Fund helps the School respond to immediate needs, unexpected opportunities, and plan for the future.
▼ When can I apply to be an Alumni Fellow?
Full Time MBAs are eligible to apply to be an Alumni Fellow in the spring semester of their first year. Applications can be submitted on this site only during recruiting season. The program takes place during the entirety of the second year. Contact Laurie Rothenberg, details below, for additional information.
▼ Can I apply to be an Alumni Fellow in my second year?
No. Applications will not be accepted as Alumni Fellows are already working on their MBA Class Gift campaign by early fall of their second year.
▼ Can I still become an Alumni Fellow if I’m traveling in my second year?
In order to serve as an Alumni Fellow, students must be on campus the spring semester of their second year. Participating in Semester in San Francisco or another off-campus activity is permitted during the fall semester. Alumni Fellows who travel during the fall semester are asked to remain engaged by calling into meetings and participating in ongoing MBA Class Gift efforts.
▼ Are Alumni Fellows paid positions?
No. Alumni Fellows are unpaid positions that work towards building philanthropic engagement between current MBA students and the School.
▼ Do I need prior fundraising experience?
No. Alumni Fellows attend an orientation and other meetings that explain the importance of philanthropy and provide them with strategies to help build confidence and a solid foundation for fundraising.
▼ What’s the Board Mentor Program?
The Board Mentor Program is a 1:1 mentoring relationship that pairs every Alumni Fellow with a current Wharton Executive Board Member. The mentoring relationship can be personal or professional-focused. The Board Member will share their passion for Wharton and giving back to the School with their assigned Fellow. This is an excellent and exclusive networking opportunity.
Meet Prior Alumni Fellows
Established at the start of the 2015 academic year, the Alumni Fellows program currently boasts over 130 alumni and counting.
▼ Meet the 2021 Alumni Fellows
Ms. Danielle Finnerty, WG’21, Co-Chair
Mr. John Sonsalla, WG’21, Co-Chair
Ms. Shreya Bhargava, WG’21
Mr. Dhanawat (Warren) Darakanada, WG’21
Mr. Chukwuemeka (Mike) Ejoh, WG’21
Ms. Chengyan (Clarisse) Feng, WG’21
Ms. Arushi Gupta, WG’21
Ms. Yoojin Jang, WG’21
Ms. Shuni Liu, WG’21
Ms. Jennifer Million, WG’21
Ms. Aishwarya Mohapatra, WG’21
Mr. Dhruv Parikh, WG’21
Ms. Leslie Peng, WG’21
Mr. James Rex, WG’21
Mr. Kaustubh (Kos) Singhal, WG’21
Ms. Sakshi Soorma, WG’21
Ms. Neha Srivastava, WG’21
Ms. Liren Truong, WG’21
Mr. Stephen Varghese, WG’21
Ms. Erica Williams, WG’21
Mr. Oscar Wong, WG’21
Ms. Audrey Yong, WG’21
Ms. Amy Yuan, WG’21
▼ Meet the 2020 Alumni Fellows
Ms. Diana Ann Jiang, WG’20, Co-Chair
Ms. Ishani Shrestha, WG’20, Co-Chair
Mr. Karim Ghassan Ahmad, WG’20
Ms. Claudia S. Ayaquil, WG’20
Ms. Sarah Shabnum Azizi, WG’20
Mr. Joseph Edward Buckley, WG’20
Mr. Peter Hansen Chapin, WG’20
Ms. Yi-Ting (Michelle) Chen, WG’20
Mr. Sakib Ahmed Chowdhury, WG’20
Mr. Aaron Roi Cohen, G’20 WG’20
Mr. Clifford Scott Cohn, G’20 WG’20
Mr. Brendan Green Crowley, G’20 WG’20
Mr. Anthony Gerard Gokianluy, WG’20
Ms. Melanie Jabbour, WG’20
Ms. Qiancheng (Verona) Lu, WG’20
Mr. Ronak Mayur Mehta, WG’20
Mr. Kenechukwu (Kenny) Nelson Osakwe, WG’20
Ms. Ravali Parsa, WG’20
Mr. Benjamin Ryan, WG’20
Mr. Hinal Shah, WG’20
Mr. Chirag Thaker, WG’20
Ms. Yingnan (Nancy) Xu, WG’20
Ms. Qian Xue, WG’20
Ms. Qiaoyi (Chelsie) Zhang, WG’20
▼ Meet the 2019 Alumni Fellows
Mr. William Guo, WG’19, Co-Chair
Ms. Amee Shrimanker, WG’19, Co-Chair
Mr. Shunsuke Aonuma, G’19 WG’19
Ms. Jerina Martini Coku, WG’19
Mr. Kartik Das, G’19 WG’19
Mr. Rahul Garg, WG’19
Ms. Khushboo Goel, WG’19
Mr. Rohit Gupta, WG’19
Ms. Jennifer R. Ji, WG’19
Ms. Seoyeong Kim, WG’19
Ms. Emelia Larbi-Yeboa, WG’19
Ms. Jamila Chouyin Ma, WG’19
Mr. Ramy Matar, WG’19
Ms. Negin Navab, WG’19
Mr. Joshua Tu Tuan Nguyen, WG’19
Mr. Chong Ni, WG’19
Mr. David Ninikelashvili, WG’19
Ms. Chika Antoinette Ofili, WG’19
Mrs. Nicolette Obiaderi Omoile, WG’19
Ms. Sherrise Eugenie Pond, WG’19
Ms. Ankita Sodani, WG’19
Ms. Milo Yinian Tong, WG’19
Ms. Hafou Aissata Toure, WG’19
Ms. Sijia Yu, G’19 WG’19
▼ Meet the 2018 Alumni Fellows
Mr. Arjun Balaguru Baskaran, WG’18, Co-Chair
Mr. Richard Ts Koo, G’18 WG’18, Co-Chair
Mr. Ankit Agarwal, WG’18
Ms. Elizabeth (Lisa) Mari Andrekovich, WG’18
Ms. Anisha Arora, WG’18
Mr. Ross Andrew Caton, G’18 WG’18
Ms. Carina Cayan Chan, C’14 W’14 WG’18
Ms. Natalie N. Edwards, WG’18
Mr. Vivek Goyal, WG’18
Ms. Ayushi Gummadi, WG’18
Mr. Charles Cheever Hardwick, WG’18
Mr. Dhruv Jaggia, WG’18
Mr. Ryan Dunham Jewett, WG’18
Ms. Zeenia Jasper Kateli, G’18 WG’18
Ms. Cornelia Signe Moore, WG’18
Ms. Akwugo Ekene Nnama, WG’19
Mr. Itamar M. Rahabi, WG’18
Ms. Courtney Adams Sherman, WG’18
Ms. Anupama Suryanarayanan, WG’18
Mr. Neil Ralph Szymczak, WG’18
Ms. Nwamaka (Amaka) Uzoh, WG’18
Ms. Kathryn (Katie) Anne Welsh, WG’18
Mr. Jiahong Xu, WG’18
Ms. Xiaomeng (Jessica) Zeng, WG’18
▼ Meet the 2017 Alumni Fellows
Ms. Karen Au Yeung, C’10 ENG’10 WG’17
Mr. Duncan Conrad Bays, WG’17
Mr. Guillermo Medina Benitez, G’17 WG’17
Mr. Robert Charles Brazer, WG’17
Ms. Sarah Budhiman, WG’17
Ms. Michelle Sarah Claxton, WG’17
Mr. Timothy William Danser, WG’17
Ms. Mary Lyman Gamber, WG’17
Ms. Kerry Ann Goodenow, WG’17
Ms. Rachel Shelbi Grant, WG’17
Ms. YanJie Hou, WG’17
Ms. Colleen Ann McQuillan, WG’17
Mr. Nicholas Jordan Mora, WG’20
Ms. Rupsa Mukherjee, WG’17
Ms. Irene Donna Nejad, WG’17
Mr. Viraj Patel, WG’17
Mr. Jeffrey Luke Perkowski, WG’17
Ms. Alex Sawyer Royer, WG’17
Ms. Emily Allyn Weber, WG’17
Mr. Wilson S. Wong, G’17 WG’17
Ms. Jungha Yi, G’17 WG’17
▼ Meet the 2016 Alumni Fellows
Ms. Priya Chapnerkar Boyington, WG’16
Ms. Yue Jenny Cao-Wu, WG’16
Ms. Emily G. Chau, WG’16
Ms. Anne-Marie Chun, WG’16
Mr. Benjamin S. Cirlin, C’09 WG’16
Mr. Saul Udwin Gorman, WG’16
Ms. Xiaoyue He, WG’16
Mr. Daniel Ingram, WG’16
Ms. Katarzyna Janczura, WG’16
Mr. Anirudh Jangalapalli, WG’16
Mr. Zachary James Kahn, WG’16
Ms. Sydney A. Lapeyrolerie, WG’16
Ms. Steffi Li, WG’16
Ms. Jessica Kate London, WG’16
Mr. Jonathan David Mueller, WG’16
Mr. Adam Parchue, WG’16
Mr. Samir Pendse, WG’16
Mr. Neil Harish Shrimanker, WG’16
Mr. Jasdeep Singh, WG’16
Ms. Diviya Thomas, WG’16
Ms. Christina Uribe, WG’16
Ms. Laura Zhu, WG’16
▼ Meet the 2015 Alumni Fellows
Ms. Christine Elizabeth Acker, WG’15
Ms. Kathleen Taylor Betz, WG’15
Ms. Danika Marie Fry, WG’15
Ms. Julia Squires Hazen, G’15 WG’15
Ms. Amy Marie Jaxheimer, WG’15
Mr. Price Alexander Karr, WG’15
Ms. Stephanie Jan Landry, WG’15
Mr. William Cowles Leavitt, WG’15
Mr. Daniel Andrew Leclerc, WG’15
Mr. Albert Ren Lee, WG’15
Mr. Hyunwoo Nam, WG’15
Mr. Harman Singh Narula, WG’15
Mr. Edward J. Nie, ENG’10 W’10 WG’15
Ms. Jamie Greta Quinn, WG’15
Mr. Robert James Reish, WG’15
Ms. Alana J. Rush, WG’15
Ms. Kaitlin Anne Solera, WG’15
Mr. Rayan Taleb, WG’15
Mr. Jackie C. Wong, GAR’07 WG’15
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
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact The Wharton Fund at +1.215.898.7868 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The University's fiscal year is July 1 – June 30.
▼ Give Online
▼ Give by Phone
Call The Wharton Fund at +1.215.898.7868
▼ Give by Mail
At this time, we are asking that all checks be sent directly to the bank for processing. Please include your name (and your spouse’s name if applicable), affiliation(s) and how to allocate your gift (ex. The Wharton Fund).
Make checks payable to
“The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania”
University of Pennsylvania
Office of the Treasurer
PO BOX 71332
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For FedEx and UPS Deliveries Only
University of Pennsylvania
Wharton External Affairs
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▼ Gifts of Cash
Cash gifts can be made by check or charged to a credit card. Charitable gifts of cash are deductible up to 60% of the donor’s adjusted gross income in the year of the gift with any balance carried forward up to five more years. In valuing any charitable gift for tax purposes, the donor must reduce the gift amount by the fair market value of any goods or services received from the charity. Wharton’s Fiscal Year is July 1- June 30.
▼ Donor-Advised Funds or Private Foundations
Recommend or direct gifts through donor-advised funds or private foundations.
Penn’s Tax ID/EIN is 23-1352685
Make donations payable to “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania”
Designate gift to The Wharton Fund.
▼ Bank Wires
Send your gift via a bank wire to:
Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Account Name: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania – Gifts Accounting
Reference: Name and Affiliation (example: Susan Lee, WG’99)
For Domestic Wires and ACH’s
ABA Routing #: 121-000-248
For International Wires Only
SWIFT CODE: WFBIUS6S
▼ Appreciated Securities
The transfer of stock from a donor to Wharton is a fairly simple transaction. Morgan Stanley serves as the University’s main brokerage firm. You will need to work directly with your broker to complete a transfer form and initiate a transfer of stock to the University of Pennsylvania. If you hold the certificate, it is best if those certificates remain unendorsed and you complete a separate stock power form authorizing transfer of ownership from the donor to Wharton.
▼ 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
For more information concerning the Matching Gifts Program, you can call +1.215.898.5069 or contact email@example.com.
▼ 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
Planned gifts can be made through bequests, unitrusts, life insurance, pooled income funds, and real estate. If you are interested in learning more about planned giving opportunities, call +1.215.898.6171 or click on the link below.