Benjamin Franklin Society

We did it! Over 1,881 donors participated in the Benjamin Franklin Society Challenge. They have unlocked $1,000,000 from a select group of Challenge donors to The Wharton Fund. Their support is helping deliver a new era of excellence for Wharton’s students and alumni.

1,899 donors raised a total of $16,168,724!

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 2019 fiscal year, 1,899 Benjamin Franklin Society members contributed more than $16,168,724 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:

Dean’s Circle
$100,000 and above

Anvil Society
$50,000-$99,999

Joseph Wharton Society
$25,000-$49,999

Founder
$10,000-$24,999

Fellow
$5,000-$9,999

Associate
$2,500-$4,999

Young Franklin Society
0 to 4 years after graduation
$1,000-$2,499

The Benjamin Franklin Society Reception 2019

The Benjamin Franklin Society Reception 2018

The Benjamin Franklin Society Reception 2016

Thank you for attending. We appreciate your support.

Campaign Progress

$808,036,458

80% of the way there!

$1 Billion

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