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Penn's Way
October 2, 2007, Volume 54, No. 6

Penns Way

Dear Colleagues:

As you know, last year was historic in that it was the first year that the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System merged workplace charitable giving campaigns. Not surprisingly, last year’s campaign was an unparalleled success. We can all be proud that we reached unprecedented participation levels and that we raised a record $1,124,841 for local charitable organizations!

Through the generosity of the faculty and staff of both the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, we will be able to support the important work of the many charitable organizations in our region and the vulnerable populations these agencies serve. Additionally, because of your efforts, Penn was recognized by the United Way as a Champion for Impact for our exceptional dedication and support of our region. Thank you!

This year, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System will once again work together for the Penn’s Way 2008 campaign, Stronger Together. This powerful union will provide an immediate impact towards making a broader difference in our region. The strength of our combined generosities will catapult us towards reaching our goal of raising $1,200,000 for the communities in which we live!

The Penn’s Way fiscal year 2008 campaign has partnered with three organizations, each of which utilizes their expertise to approach the challenges facing our community today. They are:

• The Center for Responsible Funding
• Friends of Penn Medicine
• United Way

Please review the Penn’s Way materials to learn more about the campaign, which will run from October 1 to November 16. Use the convenient Penn’s Way website at www.upenn.edu/pennsway/ to enter your pledge and view the raffle prizes for each week. Pledging online is secure, convenient and time-saving. You can also watch for updates on the campaign, raffle winners and more in Almanac and on the Penn’s Way campaign web site.

Join us by lending a hand to those in need! Please help make the unified Penn’s Way 2008 campaign even Stronger Together by pledging your support today. With your generosity and our combined commitment to making a difference in our region, we will build stronger neighborhoods, improve the quality of life for communities and provide healthier lives for all!

Please accept our sincere appreciation for your continued generosity!

Maureen S. Rush,

Susan E. Phillips

Vice President for Public Safety

Senior Vice President for Public Affairs

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Penn’s Way 2008 Co-Chair

Penn’s Way 2008 Co-Chair



Sherrill Adams

David Kennedy

Professor of Biochemistry

Vice Dean for Professional Services

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Penn’s Way 2008 Faculty Advisor

Penn’s Way 2008 Faculty Advisor

If you have questions about the campaign or the pledging process, please contact a Campaign Coordinator from your School or Center (see list below).

We strongly urge you to utilize our online giving system at www.upenn.edu/pennsway.

If you prefer to use a paper pledge form, please contact a coordinator from your School/Center, or print out the form online.

For all other Penn’s Way campaign questions or concerns please contact:

Rob Eich at (215) 898-4483 reich@publicsafety.upenn.edu
or Lissa Kapustin at (215) 898-7515, kapustin@publicsafety.upenn.edu.

Click here for the Penn’s Way raffle rules and restrictions, and a listing of Week One prizes that you are eligible for if you submit your pledge form by Friday, October 5.


2008 Volunteers



2008 Volunteers

Annenberg School for Communications

Julie Sheehan


School of Arts and Sciences

Dyan Anderson,  Allison Rose

Department of Recreation and Intramural Athletics

James Mesisca, Elizabeth Griffin, Donna Rollins


School of Dental Medicine

Jerry Friel, Barbara Del Regino, Peter Wood

Business Services

Phyllis Vizzachero, Brian Caputo, Denise Scriven, Bryan Isola, Rachel Chandler, Erica Hildenbrand,  Katrina Terrell, Larry Bell, Natalie Subeh, Tracy Hawkins, John Gustafson, Angelica Maez Eddington, Kristen Heasley, Dana Matkevich



Rhonda Christie, Mike Hugel

Center for Technology Transfer

Jackie Miraglia


School of Medicine

Bob Dugan, Gina Barrett, Karen Barnes, Ryan Frasch

Development and Alumni Relations

Robert L. Baer,  Sheila Raman


School of Nursing

Trudi Sippola, Adam Sherr, Karen Keith-Ford, Karen Gaffney, Patricia Adams, David Idun, Brian McDevitt, Rachel Meade,  Heather Kelley,  Suzanne Leimkuhler,  Lorna McGonigal

Executive Vice President

Rae Goodman


School of Social Policy & Practice

Lisa Brown

Facilities and Real Estate Services

Gary Brenner, Bill Chenoweth, Sue Long, John McGarry, Lynn Rotoli, Debbie Stokes, Lea Swisher, Denise Sharper


School of Veterinary Medicine

Fatema Mookhtiar, Anita Kolsky, Valerie Robinson

Finance and Treasurer

Janet Ansert, Ellen Solvibile, Tina Nemetz, Cheryl Pringle, Tamika Thomas, Mona Freedman


School of Veterinary Medicine/
New Bolton Center

Linda Lewis, Carol Sheets, Elizabeth Groves, Pam Salsbury, Pat Bodek, Trish Michener, Kim Sprout, Pat Hall, Lisa DeWald, and Joanne Mitchell

General Counsel

Holli Sands-Arrison, Jeannie Williams


University Communications

Blake Cole

Graduate School of Education

John DeFlaminis, Janet Plantan


University of Pennsylvania Museum

Maureen Goldsmith, Tena Thomason

Penn Design

Chris Cataldo, Tom Daniels


Vice Provost for University Life

Ann Cunningham, Lisa Payakovich, Debra Smiley-Koita, Christine Davis, Pam Edwards, Pat Ravenell, Afi Roberson

Human Resources

Hilary Lopez



Mary Lou Day, Margarita Maisonet

Information Systems and Computing

Kelly Bracken, Cynthia DuFour, Angela Harris Henry, Josephine Mercer, Doris Pate, Kathy Ritchie, Flossie Scalia, Reshma Tanna                 



Robert Drake

Law School

Silvana Burgese, Julie Colleluori


International Programs

Julie Shuttleworth


Amanda Lawhorn


Audit, Compliance and Privacy

Joyce Massott-Burnett

Office of the Secretary

Alison McGhie


Morris Arboretum

Carol Lourea Black

President’s Center

Leslie Mellet, Monica Jones, Valerie Allen


Institute of Contemporary Art

Jamie Gorman


Jessie Burns


College Houses and Academic Services

Troy Majnerick

Public Safety

Joe Davis, Tracey Napolitano


University Archives and Records Center

Mark Frazier Lloyd




Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Michael J. Rose


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