Help us create a world of opportunity.

The Extraordinary Impact Campaign is a $75 million fundraising effort supporting Penn GSE faculty, staff, students, and the work they do to create opportunity through education and improve learning outcomes locally, nationally, and globally. We invite you to explore the campaign’s priorities and goals and consider how you can be a part of Penn GSE’s extraordinary impact:

  • Building innovative and state-of-the-art learning spaces and technologies;
  • Improving students’ learning in a changing world;
  • Enhancing democracy by preparing leaders and citizens;
  • Advancing and promoting best educational practices locally, nationally, and globally; and
  • Creating economic opportunity and hope through education.

Or, you can contact the Penn GSE Office of Development and Alumni Relations: (215) 573-6623 or

“The Penn GSE community is deeply committed to improving the lives of students of all ages.”
—Dean Pam Grossman, #PennGSE

Let’s have extraordinary impact together.

Penn GSE is at the forefront of expanding education’s reach, boosting its effectiveness, and bringing opportunity to a broad range of learners and communities. Only you can make our work possible and change the lives of learners locally, nationally, and globally.

Campaign Priorities

How does Penn GSE prepare the next generation of education leaders?

Innovative practices across K–12 and higher education emphasize active and hands-on forms of learning, a shift that requires state-of-the-art facilities. Penn GSE is embarking upon a building expansion to keep the School at the forefront of a new era in teaching and learning, consolidate its degree programs in one location, and create a multifaceted home for education on campus. >>>

Female teacher with student

How does Penn GSE provide a dynamic vision for education?

Penn GSE is producing the transformational leaders the world needs at every level of education. Our more than 16,000 alumni have a global impact as leaders and innovators. They are teachers, counselors, entrepreneurs, chief learning officers, K-12 and higher education administrators, over fourty-five college presidents, and more. >>>

Male teacher and students in classroom

How does Penn GSE shape our country’s future?

Penn GSE directs the national conversation about education, supporting a broad range of research centers to provide cutting-edge policy guidance. Our work explores public and private accountability in education, addressing best practices in STEM education, effective approaches to standards reforms, the cost of higher education, and more. >>>

Children sitting on ground looking at index cards

How does Penn GSE open doors around the world through education?

On an international scale, education holds the potential to reduce poverty and disease, foster peace and gender equality, and create sustainable economic development. Penn GSE is leading the way to address the particular obstacles that stand between education and underserved, refugee, or immigrant children. >>>

Students and teacher at table with test tubes

How does Penn GSE serve learners of all ages?

At Penn GSE, we are working to make the life-changing power of education more available in the places where it is needed most in our nation and world. And we seek to recruit the finest scholars and educators, regardless of their ability to afford a Penn GSE education. >>>

Your Gift Today

Faces of Philanthropy

Rendering of the planned new entrance to the 3700 Walnut Street building

Building a Landmark of Twenty-First-Century Learning

Three generous gifts have launched Penn GSE on the path to a state-of-the-art building expansion that will amplify the School’s impact.

Read More
A man in a suit and tie and a woman in a black blouse smiling while standing outdoors

Lois Kohn-Claar, C’88, GED’88, and Gary Claar, W’88

Lois Kohn-Claar, C’88, GED’88, is dedicated to the challenge of re-envisioning learning.

Read More
A woman in a pink blouse and a man in a suit and tie smiling while standing indoors

Navin Valrani, W’93, GED’18, and Monica Valrani

Navin Valrani, W’93, GED’18, and his wife, Monica, believe passionately in the power of education.

Read More

Explore the Campaign

LearnAbout the Campaign

Only you can make our work possible and change the lives of learners around the world. Your support helps ensure Penn GSE’s present and future through annual giving, gift planning, or establishing a named and endowed fund for scholarship and fellowship, faculty support, programs and research, or facilities and technology.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in, and support for, our important work. All gifts, great or small, make a difference. Contact us to learn more:

Penn GSE Office of Development & Alumni Relations
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education

3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 573-6623

Power of Penn Logo
Extraordinary Impact Campaign Logo