The Penn GSE Annual Fund

At Penn GSE, we know the power of education.

Education offers promise, knowledge, skills, growth, and helps build a foundation for success. Without it, countless doors remain closed. On an international scale, education has the ability to reduce poverty and foster peace. We believe it is Penn GSE’s responsibility as a leader in education and research to create a world of opportunity by unlocking education’s tremendous potential locally, nationally, and globally. As President Amy Gutmann says, “Nothing is more important in our lives than education. It makes everything else possible.”

The people of Penn GSE work tirelessly toward this mission. Our community strives to advance and promote best educational practices, to prepare transformational leaders, to improve student learning through innovation, and to leave an extraordinary impact.

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    Gifts to the Penn GSE Annual Fund enable the School to solve problems and improve education locally, nationally, and globally.

     

  • Annual Fund Slideshow - Student Government

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    The Penn GSE Annual Fund supports every student, faculty member, and program at the School.

     

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    The Penn GSE Annual Fund gives us the flexibility to respond to new and exciting opportunities while preparing our students for lives committed to leadership and service.

     

The Penn GSE Annual Fund supports every student, faculty member, and program at the school and gives us the flexibility to remain current and respond to new and exciting opportunities, while maintaining our commitment to preparing our students for lives committed to leadership and service. Your gift makes a difference and ensures that Penn GSE remains an institution that we are all proud of.  Thank you for investing in this extraordinary place. Extraordinary Impact starts with you.

  

Your gift could make you eligible for our annual giving circles.

 

The Penn GSE Benchmark Society

The Penn GSE Benchmark Society celebrates and recognizes the most loyal Annual Fund donors at Penn GSE. Through their inspiring example, the Annual Fund’s impact on the School grows stronger every year.

Donors who have given to the Penn GSE Annual Fund every year for the past three or more years are Benchmark Society members. Benchmark Society members truly set the bar for consistent giving and affirm the aspirations of our current students. Upon making a third consecutive gift to the Penn GSE Annual Fund, donors are automatically inducted to the Benchmark Society.

 

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The Benjamin Franklin Society

The Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) is Penn’s prestigious leadership giving society. For the first time, recent Penn GSE alumni can join the BFS as an associate at reduced membership levels. Alumni who have graduated within the past 14 years can now join the Benjamin Franklin Society with gifts of the following amounts:

  • 0-4 years since graduation: $250
  • 5-9 years since graduation: $500
  • 10-14 years since graduation: $1,000
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Michael G. Kirsch, C’68, GED’72, GRD’74

A school principal for forty-two years, Michael G. Kirsch knows the value of professional development in a field that faces constant change.

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