Penn's Way 2001:
Continuing Penn's Spirit of Caring and Sharing

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to thank those who participated in Penn's Way 2000. Last year's workplace charitable campaign raised close to $400,000 for our community's many charitable organizations! You should be proud of this incredible accomplishment and we look forward to continuing this success for Penn's Way 2001.

We know that within Penn's faculty and staff lies an abundance of generosity and a commitment to serve others. Many of you take time from busy schedules to perform acts of kindness--as teacher, mentors, and caregivers --throughout the region. We ask Penn's Way supporters to continue their participation and help us gain new participants so that we can collectively demonstrate the goodness within the Penn community.

Many of the procedures for this year are similar to those used in last year's campaign. As in past campaigns, Penn's Way 2001 includes both the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania (UWSEPA) and the Center for Responsible Funding (CRF) and their respective member charities. The campaign will again include weekly raffles and a grand prize drawing to demonstrate our appreciation to Penn's Way participants. Each school and center has designated coordinators to assist us in the campaign. We ask you to review the materials to learn more about these aspects of the campaign. Watch for updates on the Campaign in the Almanac, which will contain timely news on the week's raffle prizes, winners, and highlights on our progress towards this year's goal of raising $350,000.

Please join in Penn's spirit of caring and sharing by participating in Penn's Way 2001. Many thanks for your consideration and for all that you do to make Philadelphia and its region a better place for everyone.


--Judith Rodin, President --David Hackney, Penn's Way Co-Chair, Faculty Senate Chair-Elect --Carol R. Scheman, Penn's Way Co-Chair, Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs

Penn Cares...Penn Shares

In this time of economic prosperity, the Penn community has continually demonstrated its willingess to open its heart to those in need. Not only do Penn faculty and staff care passionately about our community's needs, we also share of ourselves by putting our energy to work for others. Through volunteer work, activism, and financial support, we can and do make a difference in building Philadelphia and its region into a better place for all.

Please join in this spirit of caring and sharing by participating in Penn's Way 2001.

Rules and Restrictions:

The Penn's Way Campaign will run from November 3 to December 31, 2000. To show our appreciation to those that participate in the campaign, Penn's Way 2001 will include weekly raffles during the campaign. In addition, a Grand Prize Drawing will be held at the conclusion of the campaign period.

To qualify for raffles, Penn employees must turn in a sealed, completed confidential Penn's Way envelope to their school/center's coordinator or facilitator or directly to the Payroll Department. You must fill out both the name and school/center sections on the outside of the envelope. For your reference, a list of coordinators is included in your campaign materials.

Each week in Almanac, we will publish the available prizes for the upcoming week and highlight the week's winners. Drawings are made each Monday based on envelopes turned in by the close of business the preceding Friday. You may only win once in the weekly raffles. However, all participants, including weekly winners, will be included in the Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the campaign.

For a list of prizes including an iBook Laptop computer and two domestic airline tickets, see below or visit

The list will be printed in an upcoming issue of Almanac.


Penn's Way 2001 Coordinators

School / Center Coordinator
Annenberg School for Communication Donna Burdumy
Business Services Marie Witt
Center for Technology Transfer Jackie Miraglia
Development and Alumni Relations Elizabeth Griffin; Jonathan Petty
Director of Libraries Robert Eash
Division of Public Safety Dawn Whitaker
Graduate School of Education Lynn Johnson
Graduate School of Fine Arts Anthony Tomazinis
Information Systems and Computing Margaret Hagan Smith
Intercollegiate Athletics James Mesisca
Law School Rae diBlasi
Office of Budget Management and Analysis Robert Helfman
Office of the Executive Vice President Sara Gallagher
Office of the General Counsel Robert Bohner, Esq.; Tamika Wilson
Office of the President Steve Gagne
Office of the Provost Jane Gallen
Office of the Secretary Judith Rogers
Office of the Vice President for Facilities Services Leslie Mellet
Office of the Vice President for Finance Maria Palermo
School of Arts and Sciences Saul Katzman
School of Dental Medicine James Galbally
School of Engineering and Applied Science Joseph Sun
School of Medicine James Moran
School of Nursing Trudi Sippola
School of Social Work Brenda Ford
School of Veterinary Medicine Trish DiPietrae; Barry Stupine
University Museum Elizabeth Strong
University Relations Ellen Morawetz
Vice Provost for University Life Susan Peterson-Pace;Patricia Ravenell
Wharton School Patricia Black; Parker Snowe

Some of the raffle prizes for this year include:
  • Month of free parking from Transportation and Parking
  • Free overnight stay at the Inn at Penn
  • Cordless telephone from Telecommunications
  • Tickets to Annenberg Center Events
  • Certificate for two for a free sandwich and a beverage at Chats
  • Certificate for two for a free sandwich and a beverage at the Cafe at Williams Hall
  • Certificate for two for a free sandwich and a beverage at Cafe 58
  • ICA exhibit art books for Wall Power, Against Design, Relay Hymn, Breathless
  • Epson Stylus Printer Bundle compliments of Computer Connection
  • Certificates to Houston Hall
  • $50 Computer Connection Gift Certificate
  • $25 gift certificate from Shulas
  • Set of personalized note pads from Publications
  • Dinner for two at the Ivy Grill
  • Books of 10 passes from the Class of 1923 Ice Rink
  • Tickets to a performance by the Choral Arts Society
  • Free night and breakfast for two at the University Sheraton
  • Tickets from DRIA to the Penn Relays
  • Tickets from DRIA to Penn Basketball Games
  • Squash court time at Ringe
  • Tennis court time at Levy compliments of DRIA
  • Instructional class in aerobics from DRIA
  • One-day DRIA pass to the Katz Fitness Center
  • Children's book and toys from Chris' Corner: Books for Kid & Teens
  • $25 gift certificate to Ma Jolie
  • House of Our Own Bookstore $20 Gift Certificate
  • Foundation for Architecture walking tour passes
  • Penn T-shirt
  • CDs from WXPN
  • Philadelphia Orchestra Tickets
  • Sunglasses from Modern Eye
  • Mendelssohn Society Performance Tickets
  • Passes to the Please Touch Museum
  • $20 gift certificate to University Jewelers
  • Dinner for 2 to the White Dog Cafe and Gift Certificate to The Black Cat
  • Household membership to the University of Pennsylvania Museum
  • Membership to the Clay Studio
  • UCD T-shirt and Tote Bag
  • Gift Certificate and various items from Morris Arboretum
  • Parfumerie Douglas Cosmetics basket
  • Books from University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Penn Sweatshirt and decorations from Paper Garden
  • Passes to the African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • Penn Book Center -- Various Items
  • Tickets to Arden Theater Performance
  • Tickets to the Prince Theater
  • Tickets to POPS @The Mann Music Center
  • Gift Certificates to Saturn Hair Club

Grand Prize Drawing:

iBook Laptop Computer compliments of Computer Connection

Two Domestic Airline Tickets (valued at $500/piece) compliments of American Express One and Penn's Travel Office (Click here for information regarding this prize.)

We would like to thank Business Services, Department of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA), the Computer Connection, the Penn Travel Office and American Express, the Annenberg Center, WXPN, University of Pennsylvania Museum, the ICA, and the many vendors and organizations listed above for their generous contributions to the Penn's Way 2001 raffle.

American Express One and the Penn Travel Office are happy to offer two free tickets as a grand prize (with a value of up to $500 each) to support the Penn's Way 2001 campaign. There are some ticketing restrictions, however:

  1. tickets must be purchased through the Penn desk at American Express One
  2. tickets MUST BE purchased no later than March 30, 2001
  3. value of each ticket cannot exceed $500
  4. tickets are valid for one year
  5. tickets must be used for a domestic destination
  6. other ticketing restrictions may apply depending upon what tickets are purchased

American Express One is the preferred agency at the University and offers the following benefits to Penn travelers:

  1. experienced agents dedicated to the Penn account
  2. substantial discounts on such airlines as US Airways, American Airlines and Air France
  3. hotel and car rental discounts
  4. central bill accounting for student travel, non employee travel and employees without an American Express corporate card
  5. ticket delivery on campus

Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 10, October 31, 2000

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