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March/April Volunteer Opportunities

March 15, 2011, Volume 57, No. 25

Dear Penn Community,

Thank you for your spirit of volunteerism. Your continued support of the many volunteer opportunities offered at the University is unprecedented. 

Many benefit from your willingness to share. We receive many expressions of gratitude from community members and agencies we have partnered with.

The University community continues to work towards being good neighbors in our shared community.  We thank you for your overwhelming support and for your generosity.

—Isabel Mapp, Associate Director, Netter Center for Community Partnerships,
Office of Government and Community Affairs

 Penn VIPS Annual Change Drive: Through March 18

Each year, Penn VIPS hosts an annual change drive to benefit local nonprofit and agencies dealing with unusual disasters. Last year, over $1,000 was donated to Partners in Health to benefit Haitian earthquake victims. 

This year, the Dropsite Committee has identified The Philadelphia Council for Fathers & Families (PCFF) formed in 2009 as the result of a policy perspective series hosted by the National Center on Fathers & Families at the University of Pennsylvania. PCFF consists of private and public organizations that support and advocate on behalf of responsible fathers and their families.  The funds will be used to support the efforts of the organization. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Your donations can be taken to the following drop sites:

President’s Office

100 College Hall

Brenda Gonzalez

(215) 898-0447

Provost’s Office

353B 3401 Walnut 

Susan Curran

(215) 898-6841

Museum Reception Desk

Near Kress Gallery

Bonnie Crosfield

(215) 898-4001

Af-Am Resource Center

3537 Locust Walk

Rob Carter

(215) 898-0104

Human Resources

538A 3401 Walnut Street

Monee Pressley

(215) 898-6018


120 Claudia Cohen Hall

Stephanie Jones

(215) 898-7867

Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Human Resources Office

Zakiya Blake

(215) 898-8109

Netter Center

133 S. 36th Street, Rm. 507

Isabel Mapp

(215) 898-2020


265C 3401 Walnut Street

Doris Pate

(215) 573-6803


1000 SH-DH

Jennifer O’Keefe

(215) 898-1092

School of Nursing

202 Claire Fagin Hall

Donna Milici

(215) 573-0747


203A Sansom West

Kathie Ritchie

(215) 573-3561

SAS External Affairs

3615 Market Street, Floor 2

Juliana Walker

(215) 746-8250

Compliance & Privacy

3819 Chestnut Street

Holly Miller

(215) 614-1907


4508 Chestnut Street

Cherry Sturdivant

(215) 573-7202

Research Services

P-221 Franklin Bldg.

Lauren Oshana

(215) 573-6710

Student Health

3535 Market St./Suite 100

Constance Murphy

(215) 746-1010


220 South 40th St., Rm. 230

Mary Jo Daley

(215) 898-4902

Join the Penn VIPS/Business Services Scholarship Committee

Each year, a small group of volunteers provides non-tuition scholarships to offset college cost to graduating, college bound high school students with a history of service. The committee solicits and reviews applications, selects the award winners and plans the reception where the winners are recognized. The committee meets now through June approximately every three weeks. Meetings culminate with the annual awards reception usually held the first Tuesday in June. To join this exciting committee, e-mail Isabel Mapp at sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu

Volunteer for the Philadelphia Science Festival: April 15-28

The Philadelphia Science Festival is a two-week, community-wide celebration of science that will take place annually, featuring lectures, debates, hands-on activities, special exhibitions and a variety of other informal science education experiences for Philadelphians of all ages. The prevalence of science and scientists in the Philadelphia region will be showcased, capturing the imagination of the public by reaching into local neighborhoods and highlighting the science happening around them on a daily basis. Contact Isabel Mapp at sammapp@pobox.upenn.edu for information.


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