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Alumni Giving

Penn Vet Alumni know firsthand the impact of the unique Veterinaraiae medicinae Doctoris (VMD) degree. Armed with the knowledge and hands-on training received at Penn Vet, VMDs make significant contributions to animal welfare, public health, and public safety on an increasingly international scale.

Alumni are a powerful community who can support our educational mission and ensure that Penn Vet remains at the forefront of veterinary medicine with a gift today.

Contact Alumni Relations

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Shannon Groves, Director of Alumni Relations

Reunion Giving

Class gifts bring together classmates for a central purpose and provide funds to an area that is special to them. Alumni celebrating milestone reunions are encouraged to make a gift with their class to a specific cause determined by each individual year.


Focus: V'82 Reunion Giving

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We are on the road to reaching our goal of $200,000 in the Class of 1982 Endowed Scholarship Fund. With your pledges and gifts, since Alumni Weekend, we have raised $128,310 which means we only have $71,690 to surpass our goal.

Focus: V'92 Reunion Giving

Penn Vet Class of 1992

We are on the road to reaching our goal of $15,000 for the support of purchasing 9 small animal simulation models. With your pledges and gifts, since Alumni Weekend, we have raised $6,100 which means we only have $8,900 to surpass our goal!

Ways to Give

  • Gifts to scholarship allow the School to recruit the most promising students and give them an opportunity to pursue their dreams without the burden of student debt.
  • Gifts in support of faculty foster academic excellence and contribute to the diversity and preeminence of Penn.
  • Alumni and class gifts have made an impact in variety of areas in training the next generation, including endowed scholarships, teaching equipment and research.

Your support and connection to Penn Vet shows current veterinary students how to become leaders in their fields. Thank you for your support!

The Dean’s Challenge Cup

A new tradition started in 2016, the Dean’s Cup will be awarded annually to the Pen Vet classes with the Penn Vet Dean's Cupgreatest giving percentage from each decade. The winning classes will be engraved on the Cup – which will be proudly displayed in the Dena’s office through the year. All gifts made between July 1 and June 30 will count toward Class Gift totals.

2016 Dean’s Challenge Cup winners

  • 1949
  • 1952 & 1956 (tie)
  • 1961
  • 1972
  • 1980
  • 1991
  • 2003
  • 2015 & 2016 (tie)

Senior Class Gift

chairs-smV'14 Gift: Red and blue executive chairs for the student area on the 3rd floor of Ryan Hospital.

Senior Class Gift

The Class Gift program is a student-led initiative that promotes a philanthropic spirit among the graduating classes by providing students an opportunity to give back to their alma mater. 

The Class of 2014

  • The Class of 2014 resurrected the Senior Class Gift tradition in grand style by raising funds to purchase comfortable new red and blue executive chairs for the student area on the 3rd floor of Ryan Hospital. The area now has a much more professional look for all who utilize the space. 

The Classes of 2015 and 2016

  • The Classes of 2015 and 2016 followed the path of tradition with their own Senior Class Gifts that raised funds for the Charitable Care fund and Shelter Medicine fund. 
  • The Charitable Care Gift Fund assists families of companion animals who cannot afford to pay for veterinary services at Penn Vet. 
  • Penn Vet's Shelter Animal Medicine program approaches the growing crisis by looking at shelter medicine not only in the sheltering facility, but from a wider sociological, economic, and cultural perspective. They do not just provide medical care to those who need it; they also interact with people and doing outreach to try to prevent animals from ever entering the sheltering system in the first place.

A heartfelt thank you to V’14 for bringing this wonderful tradition back to life and to the classes that followed for making their mark at Penn Vet through their generous class gifts!