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Thanks for Generous Holiday Donations

There are no words to adequately describe your generosity during the holiday season. Many benefited from your willingness to give. Thank you to President Rodin for hosting her Annual Holiday Party where over 300 toys and gifts were donated.

Thank you to the following departments (coordinators' names are in parentheses) that brought joy to families during the holidays by "adopting" them:

  • Business Services (Marie Witt);
  • Department of Anesthesia (Nicole Parker);
  • Department of Radiation Oncology Research (Edith McLaughlin);
  • Facilities Planning and Operational Services (Robin Rozen);
  • General Council (Helen Logan);
  • Human Resources (Maria Chaney);
  • Law School (Joanne Verrier);
  • Perelman Quad (Kris Patterson);
  • Radiation Oncology (Edith McGloughlin);
  • School of Dental Medicine (Dee Stenton-Schillig);
  • School of Dental Medicine Library (Joanne Hemingway);
  • Systems Department Library (Nancy Rose);
  • Wharton School Dean's Office (Jennifer O'Keefe); and
  • Wharton School Marketing Department (Marcia Longworth).

Special thanks to Ms. Carol Penn from Human Resources whose sorority adopted two families and to Dr. Michael Perillo from the School of Dental Medicine for adopting a family in the memory of his cousin, Matthew.

Thank you to the entire University community for donating over 700 gifts and toys. Thank you to the Dropsite Volunteers that collected all the toys and made it possible for us to respond to request for donations from the following groups in the neighborhood: Bridges to the Community; Caring about Sharing; Grands as Parents; McMichael School; Penn's Health Annex; People's Emergency Shelter; and Potter's House Mission. Thanks to Amy Forsyth for coordinating a Coat Drive and thanks to Tom Hutt for his donation to the Carroll Park Community Council Food Bank.

Thank you all for your generosity!

-- Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Volunteer Services;
Director, Penn Volunteers In Public Service, Center for Community Partnerships

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 18, January 15, 2002


January 15, 2002
Volume 48 Number 18

Jim Lehrer, an award-winning journalist from PBS, will deliver the commencement address at Penn on May 13.
A newly created endowed chair at CHOP is in memory of one endocrinologist and will be held by another endocrinologist, a long-time Penn faculty member.
The Open Forum on the Strategic Plan, originally scheduled for today, will be held on Monday, January 28 in 200 College Hall.
The Senate Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty issues their annual report which has countless comparisons and conclusions.
A memorial service will be held today for a Wharton junior who died over the winter break.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday for a staff couple who both died over break.
The Penn's Way Campaign concludes its weekly drawings and has named a grand prize winner for the iBook.