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Penn's Way 2002:
Commitment to Our Community

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to thank those who participated in Penn's Way 2001. Last year's workplace charitable campaign raised close to $420,000 for our community's many charitable organizations! You should be proud of this incredible accomplishment, and we are sure that you join us as we look forward to continuing this success for Penn's Way 2002.

We know that within Penn's faculty and staff lies an abundance of compassion, generosity, and commitment to serve others that reflects this year's theme: Commitment to Our Community. Many of you take time out daily from busy schedules to perform acts of kindness--as teachers, mentors, and caregivers--throughout the region. In the same way that many of you have generously given to help those deeply affected by the national tragedy of September 11, we ask you to support those in our local community with significant continuing needs. We ask Penn's Way supporters to continue their participation and help us gain new participants so that we can collectively support the institutions and agencies that further nurture our 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 2002 includes both the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania (UWSEPA) and the Center for Responsible Funding (CRF) and their respective, affiliated 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. Also, do watch for updates on the campaign in Almanac that will contain timely news on the week's raffle prizes, winners, and highlights on our progress towards this year's $400,000 campaign goal.

Please join us and participate actively in Penn's Way 2002. Our heartfelt thanks to you for your consideration.


--Dr. Valarie Swain-Cade McCoullum,Penn's Way Co-Chair; Vice Provost for University Life

--Dr. Mitchell Marcus, Penn's Way Co-Chair; Faculty Senate Chair-Elect

Commitment to Our Community

During its 262 year tenure, the University of Pennsylvania has played a vital role as neighbor, co-worker, and policy maker, alongside of its residential and civic peers. University Faculty and Staff and University City/West Philadelphia residents have created working alliances in pursuit of a stronger community. Following that tradition, we invite our University friends and colleagues to contribute to Penn's Way 2002: Commitment to Our Community--the University's employee workplace giving campaign. Please join us as we assist our neighbors, co-workers, fellow citizens and those in need, locally and nationally. Help support the work of nine charitable organizations, representing thousands of non-profits. In light of the September 11 tragedies, your generosity towards these groups is more important now than ever. Your commitment to community sustains all of us.

Penn's Way 2002 Raffle

Rules and Restrictions:

Penn's Way 2002 will run from November 8-December 31, 2001 and is open to all Penn employees. To show our appreciation to those that participate in the campaign, Penn's Way 2002 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, you must turn in a sealed completed confidential Penn's Way envelope to your school/center's coordinator or facilitator or directly to the Payroll Department. You must, on the outside of the envelope, complete both the section for your name and the section for your school/center name. Failure to do so will nullify the entry. For your reference, a list of coordinators is included in your campaign materials.

Each week the Almanac will publish the available prizes for the upcoming week and highlight the current week's winners. Winner will receive notification by e-mail and via publication in the Almanac. Winners will have two weeks to claim their prize. 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. Earlier participants will have more chances to win! 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, SEE BELOW or visit The list will be available in print in an upcoming issue of Almanac.


Penn's Way 2002 Coordinators


School/ Center

Donna Burdumy

Annenberg School of Communications

Jim Mesisca


Helen DiCaprio


Humsini Arakali

Business Services

Jackie Miralgia

Center for Technology Transfer

Jean Findlay; Rebecca Sloviter

Development and Alumni Relations

Sarah Gallagher

Executive Vice President

Leslie Mellet

Facilities Services

Greg Tausz


Regina Vella

Graduate School of Education

Tony Tomazinis; Chris Cataldo

Graduate School of Fine Arts

Bonnie Bowser

Human Resources

Pat Adams

Information Systems and Computing

Silvana Burgese; Isabelle Johnston

Law School

Robert Eash


Elizabeth Straw; Charles Klein


Robert Bohner, Esq.; Tamika Wilson

Office of the General Counsel

Judi Rogers

Office of the Secretary

Chris Keslar

President's Center

Jane Gallen


Anthony Whittington

Public Safety

Jeanne Howley

School of Arts and Sciences

James Galbally; Dee Stenton

School of Dental Medicine

Emily Hoover; Nader Engheta; Joe Sun

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Jim Moran; Sabrina Turner

School of Medicine

Trudi Sippola

School of Nursing

Brenda Ford

School of Social Work

Trish DiPitrae

School of Veterinary Medicine

Barry Stupine

School of Veterinary Medicine

Ellen Morawetz

University Relations

Janet Ansert; Susan Peterson-Pace

Vice Provost for University Life

Patricia Black; Parker Snowe

Wharton School

Robert Drake


Some of the raffle prizes for this year include:

  • Epson 777 printer from the Computer Connection
  • Overnight stay with breakfast at the Inn at Penn
  • Gift certificate for 2 for dinner at the Ivy Grille
  • Overnight stay with breakfast at the Sheraton
  • $100 Gift Certificate for the Penn Bookstore
  • Free month of parking from Parking Services
  • Two $20 gift certificates to Shula's
  • Ten $10 gift certificates to Houston Market from Bon Appetit
  • Family membership ($50) and $25 gift certificate to the plant sale in Spring 2002 to the Morris Arboretum ($50)
  • One membership ($30) and lunch for two in the Harrison dining room Faculty Club
  • Book of 10 passes: Class of 1923 Rink
  • Framed University photograph collection and 2 Photographic Portrait books from Publications
  • Family membership and other prizes from the University Museum
  • Gift Certificate for two tickets to The Painted Bride
  • 4 passes to the Please Touch Museum
  • Gift Certificate for $20 at University Jewelers
  • Two picture frames from the Paper Garden
  • Tickets to performances at International House
  • 2 sets of two tickets 5 different Men's basketball games, 2 sets of two tickets to Penn Wrestling, 2 one-day passes to the Katz fitness center, 2 passes to an Aerobics class, 4 sets of two tickets to the Penn Relays, 2 prizes of one-hour court time at Levy Tennis and 2 tickets to a Penn Football game from Department of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics
  • 2 posters, 3 books and 10 passes to walking tours from Foundation for Architecture
  • Deadbolt lock, doorknob and 4 keys from West Philadelphia Locksmith
  • Dinner for 2 ($60) at The White Dog Café and Gift Certificate for $15 from The Black Cat
  • Tickets to music, dance and theater performances at the Annenberg Center
  • Tickets to a performance at Arden Theatre
  • Teddy bears from Chris' Corner
  • Tickets to a performance of the Pennsylvania Ballet
  • Gift Certificate for $10 to Pizza Rustica
  • Sari from the U of P Museum's International Classroom
  • Two passes to The Academy of Natural Sciences
  • 30 CD's from WXPN
  • Three pair of sunglasses from Modern Eye

Grand Prize Drawing: Apple iBook laptop computer from Computer Connection.

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 11, November 6, 2001


November 6, 2001
Volume 48 Number 11

The Packard Foundation awards a fellowship to Dr. Max Tegmark of physics and astronomy.
Dr. Antonio Merlo is named director of the Penn Institute for Economic Research.
Dr. Jean Howard has been named the Catherine Bryson Professor.
Dr. Sheila Murnaghan has been named the Alfred Reginald Allen Memorial Professor in Greek.
A special section of Knowledge@Wharton, a Wharton web site, provides Survival Strategies for the Post -Attack Economy.
The University Council meets on Wednesday for the annual reports on the State of the University.
The Trustees approve resolutions and report on finances, facilities, external affairs, neighborhood initiatives, investments and more at their fall meetings.
The Code of Conduct for Penn Apparel Licensees is republished in accordance with its obligation for public accountability.
Respecting intellectual property rights is a responsibility taken seriously by Penn; allegations and infringements are investigated.
A Commitment to Our Community is the theme of the Penn's Way 2002 workplace charitable campaign which has a goal of raising $400,000.