Benjamin Franklin Society
Dean Garrett on the Importance of Philanthropy
Founded in 1955, the Benjamin Franklin Society is the University of Pennsylvania’s leadership annual giving circle. Members of the Benjamin Franklin Society make a bold statement each year through their gifts of $2,500 or more to The Wharton Fund. Their support of the School is the foundation upon which Wharton continues to thrive.
In the 2017 fiscal year, 1,442 Benjamin Franklin Society members contributed more than $11.4M in support of The Wharton Fund.
Your leadership as a member of the Benjamin Franklin Society is critical to Wharton’s ability to build upon its tradition of excellence. Your participation in the Benjamin Franklin Society has a huge impact on the School’s ability to realize its mission and implement its vision.
The Benjamin Franklin Society at the Wharton School recognizes donors at the following levels:
$100,000 and above
Joseph Wharton Society
Young Franklin Society
0 to 4 years after graduation
The Benjamin Franklin Society Reception 2016
Thank you for attending. We appreciate your support.
The Benjamin Franklin Society Reception 2015
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Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the Wharton School and Reliance Professor of Management and Private Enterprise, and Professor of Political Science.