$1 Million Challenge

We did it! Over 1,881 Benjamin Franklin Society members rose to the Challenge to unlock $1,000,000 for the School. Thank you to our donors and challengers for helping deliver a new era of excellence for Wharton.

We did it! Over 1,881 Benjamin Franklin Society members rose to the Challenge to unlock $1,000,000 for the School. Thank you to our donors and challengers for helping deliver a new era of excellence for Wharton.

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Merritt Brown, WG’74
Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) Donor

Alison Stilp, WG’94
Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) Donor

 

Tom King, WG’89
Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) Challenger and Donor

Greg Jannetta, W’88,WG’94
Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) Challenger and Donor

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Learn about the $1 Million Challenge

Merritt Brown, WG’74
Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) Donor

 

Learn about the $1 Million Challenge

Alison Stilp, WG’94
Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) Donor

 

Learn about the $1 Million Challenge

Tom King, WG’89
Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) Challenger and Donor

Learn about the $1 Million Challenge

Greg Jannetta, W’88, WG’94
Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) Challenger and Donor

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We did it! We surpassed our goal of 1,881 Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) donors. Thanks to all who participated in helping the Wharton School stay at the forefront of global business education.
We set a goal of securing 1,881 members in the 2019 fiscal year, which then unlocked an additional $1 million in funds from a select group of generous Challenge donors.
From our 1881 founding to our future, we are grateful to all who helped preserve our legacy and opened the door to more programs, more initiatives, and more opportunities. The Wharton community shares pride in investing in our School so new generations of business leaders will experience a world-class education.
Although the BFS Challenge successfully closed on June 30, you can still contribute to The Wharton Fund because our work is never over.
Make your gift today.

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Meet Our Donors

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Stephen Baus
WG’95, PAR’19

Ken DeAngelis
WG’76

Connie Duckworth
WG’79, PAR’16, PAR’18

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Sanjay Govil
WAM’08, PAR’14, PAR’18

Greg Jannetta
WG’94

Tom King
WG’89

Steve Lebow
WG’79

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Peter Li
WG’99

Michael Limb
WG’16

Daniel Lowy
WG’13

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Paul Lussow
WG’04

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Arjun Madanz
WG’09

Anne Welsh McNulty
WG’79, PAR’07, PAR’10, PAR’13

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Charlie Mills
PAR’21

Gus Roessler
WG’90, PAR’21

Robert Schimek
WG’96

Suzanne Shank
WG’87, PAR’17

Duane Sonneborn, Jr.
WG’64

Len Tannenbaum
W’93, WG’94, PAR’21, PAR’22

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Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) members consistently provide more than 85 percent of the money raised for The Wharton Fund. When our BFS ranks grow, Wharton grows in its ability to provide student support, faculty resources, and cutting-edge learning spaces.

How the Challenge Gift Worked

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WG’94” banner_desc=”“I truly had a great experience. I was challenged in the work by thoughtful professors and I learned how to solve problems.“” banner_image=”id^3395|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Greg-Janetta_360x360.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Greg Janetta_360x360|description^null” banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″ banner_desc_font_size=”desktop:25px;”][interactive_banner banner_title=”Tom King
WG’89” banner_desc=”“It’s my appreciation of my Wharton experience and recognition of the key role The Wharton Fund plays that makes it an important commitment for my family.“” banner_image=”id^3393|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/King_360x360.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^King_360x360|description^null” banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″ banner_desc_font_size=”desktop:20px;”]
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WG’79” banner_desc=”“Very simply, I want to give others the opportunity to get an excellent education afforded by Wharton.“” banner_image=”id^3388|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/LeBow_360x360.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^LeBow_360x360|description^null” banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″ banner_desc_font_size=”desktop:27px;”][interactive_banner banner_title=”Peter Li
WG’99” banner_desc=”“The intensive two years at Wharton equipped me with the tools, community, and confidence that would benefit me for life.“” banner_image=”id^3396|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Peter-Li_360x360.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Peter Li_360x360|description^null” banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″ banner_desc_font_size=”desktop:25px;”][interactive_banner banner_title=”Michael Limb
WG’16” banner_desc=”“It was an unparalleled experience — educational and otherwise.“” banner_image=”id^3391|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Michael_Limb_360x360.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Michael_Limb_360x360|description^null” banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″ banner_desc_font_size=”desktop:30px;”][interactive_banner banner_title=”Daniel Lowy
WG’13” banner_desc=”“Wharton gave me the confidence, ability, and curiosity to succeed. It is important to give back and say thank you.“” banner_image=”id^3408|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Daniel-Lowy-WG13.jpg|caption^NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 25, 2018: Daniel Lowy photographed in New York City on January 25th, 2018. photo by Stephanie Diani|alt^null|title^Daniel Lowy WG’13|description^null” banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″ banner_desc_font_size=”desktop:25px;”][interactive_banner banner_title=”Paul Lussow
WG’04” banner_desc=”“There is a societal benefit to what Wharton does, particularly by shaping future leaders that improve society.“” banner_image=”id^3392|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Lussow_360x360.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Lussow_360x360|description^null” banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″ banner_desc_font_size=”desktop:25px;”][interactive_banner banner_title=”Arjun Madan
WG’09” banner_desc=”“I want Wharton to be the world’s preeminent center of learning and creativity. Giving to Wharton enables the school to attract the highest degree of intellectual capital, in the form of enlightened teachers and good students.“” banner_image=”id^3482|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Arjun-Madan-WG09.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Arjun Madan WG’09|description^null” banner_height=”ult-banner-block-custom-height” banner_height_val=”420″ banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″ banner_desc_font_size=”desktop:20px;”][interactive_banner banner_title=”Anne Welsh McNulty
WG’79, PAR’07, PAR’10, PAR’13” banner_desc=”From Our Founding
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TO INCREASE MEMBERSHIP
TO 1,881 DONORS
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PAR’21” banner_desc=”“It’s now a family tradition. My child attends Wharton so I give.“” banner_image=”id^3394|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Charlie-Mills_360x360.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Charlie Mills_360x360|description^null” banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″ banner_desc_font_size=”desktop:30px;”][interactive_banner banner_title=”Gus Roessler
WG’90, PAR’21” banner_desc=”“Simply put, it has become evident over my business career that Wharton opened numerous doors. Without Wharton, I would not have accomplished what I have accomplished.“” banner_image=”id^3409|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Gus-Roessler-WG90-PAR21.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Gus Roessler WG’90, PAR’21|description^null” banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″ banner_desc_font_size=”desktop:20px;”][interactive_banner banner_title=”Suzanne Shank
WG’87, PAR’17” banner_desc=”From Our Founding
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TO INCREASE MEMBERSHIP
TO 1,881 DONORS
Join the
Benjamin Franklin Society” banner_image=”id^3414|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Suzanne-Shank-WG87-PAR17.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Suzanne Shank WG’87, PAR’17|description^null” banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″][interactive_banner banner_title=”Robert Schimek
WG’96” banner_desc=”From Our Founding
to Our Future
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$1 MILLION CHALLENGE
TO INCREASE MEMBERSHIP
TO 1,881 DONORS
Join the
Benjamin Franklin Society” banner_image=”id^3413|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Robert-Schimek-WG96.jpeg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Robert Schimek WG’96|description^null” banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″][interactive_banner banner_title=”Duane Sonneborn, Jr.
WG’64” banner_desc=”“Very simply, I want to give others the opportunity to receive an excellent education.“” banner_image=”id^3390|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Sonneborn_360x360.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Sonneborn_360x360|description^null” banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″ banner_desc_font_size=”desktop:25px;”][interactive_banner banner_title=”Len Tannenbaum
W’93, WG’94, PAR’21, PAR’22” banner_desc=”“Wharton teaches all of the essential skills necessary to be a successful upon entering the workforce.“” banner_image=”id^3412|url^https://giving.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Len-Tannenbaum_square.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Len-Tannenbaum_square|description^null” banner_style=”style11″ banner_bg_color=”#262460″ desc_color=”” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#026cb5″ banner_desc_font_size=”desktop:25px;”]
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