Thanks For Caring and Sharing

To the University Community:

A truly caring community shares the gifts and fruits of its knowledge, energies, and resources to benefit those in need.

By all measures, the spectacular success of the Penn's Way 2001 Campaign solidified the University's credentials as a caring and sharing community. We raised nearly $380,000, easily surpassing our goal of $350,000. Participation rose by 8%, with seven of 12 schools and all our centers topping last year's performance.

The money raised through Penn's Way 2001 will boost the capacity of numerous charitable organizations throughout the greater Philadelphia area. That is a tribute to the generosity of every Penn faculty and staff member who gave to this year's campaign.

But we couldn't have done it without the leadership, creativity, and persistence of more than 100 University employees who volunteered as advisory board members, coordinators, facilitators, and organizers for the campaign. Clearly, our annual charitable drive could not have been placed in more capable hands.

Finally, I was thrilled to see the entire Penn community rally to reaffirm the joy and spirit embodied in the Penn's Way campaign. Long after the air went out of the decorative balloons and the raffle winners claimed their prizes, a sense of renewed fellowship on campus and renewed ties with the Philadelphia community remains strong and vibrant.

In literally thousands of ways, many of you individually give back to your neighbors as healers, teachers, and mentors. Penn's Way is our one chance to give as one University community.

We are a great community because we have shown time and again that we care. We know how to share and give back. We're Penn.

--Judith Rodin, President

Penn's Way 2001 Participation Facts and Figures

The number of individuals participating in the Penn's Way 2001 campaign increased by 8%. This increase is due to the incredible work of the numerous coordinators and facilitators within each of the Centers and Schools. Below are some of the participation highlights of this year's campaign.

Centers: All of the major Centers improved upon their participation rates (as a percentage of their total employment) from last year. These include: Business Services, Development and Alumni Relations, Department of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, Executive Vice President's Office, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems and Computing, Director of Libraries, University Museum, President's Office, Provost's Office, Public Safety and University Life.

Centers with over 50% participation: Human Resources, Executive Vice President's Office (includes the Center for Technology Transfer), Information Systems and Computing, Development and Alumni Relations, and the President's Office (includes Budget, University Relations, Audit and Compliance, General Counsel, and the Secretary's Office).

The Center with the highest overall participation rate: Human Resources, 100%.

Schools: Seven of the 12 schools also increased their participation rates this year. These include the SAS, GSE, School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, SEAS, and the Wharton School.

Schools with 20% or greater participation: Law School, School of Nursing, School of Engineering, School of Social Work.

The School with the highest participation rate: School of Nursing, 36%.

Again, we congratulate the coordinators and the facilitators who made Penn's Way 2001 a success on all fronts.

--David Hackney and Carol R. Scheman, Penn's Way 2001 Co-Chairs

Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 22, February 13, 2001