Gutmann Donates $100,000 to Support Students
November 19, 2008
Penn President Amy Gutmann and her husband, Columbia law professor
Michael Doyle, have made a $100,000 contribution in support of undergraduate students at Penn.
The main part of the gift is designated for the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CURF), while the remainder is a five-year commitment to the senior-class gift program, Seniors for The Penn Fund.
More than 150 Penn students each year (like Abigail Seldin) are involved in CURF research projects. Supporting undergraduate research with a personal gift builds on Gutmann's commitment to ensuring that Penn students have access to the very best educational opportunities so they may achieve their full potential as citizens and future leaders.
"More students than ever are pursuing their passion for research, and CURF is the place where they go," Gutmann said. "I want more Penn students, regardless of
their future career plans, to experience the thrill that Michael and I have had in our academic research."
Seniors for The Penn Fund
In addition, Gutmann will donate one dollar for every student who contributes to the senior-class gift fund. The goal of this challenge is to encourage seniors to give back to the institution and to maintain a lifetime of engagement.
"Dr. Gutmann is not only a leader and avid supporter of Seniors for The Penn Fund but is also a true investor in its success." said Brett Perlmutter, senior class president and gift-committee member.
Gutmann and Doyle's contributions to Making History: The Campaign for Penn now total $250,000. She and her husband have previously endowed an undergraduate scholarship to help students who might not otherwise be able to afford a Penn education.
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