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.
The Dean's Challenge Cup
The Dean’s Cup is awarded annually to the Penn Veterinary Classes with the greatest giving participation percentage from each decade. Each year, the winning classes are acknowledged at Alumni Weekend by the Dean.
All gifts made between July 1 and June 30 count toward Class Gift totals.
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!
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 2019
- The Class of 2019 generously gifted Ryan Hospital 15 Braun ThermoScan Ear Thermometers for use in exam rooms and treatment areas around the hospital.
The Class of 2018
- The Class of 2018 contributed their class gift to be used towards the purchase of neonatal and cat scales for both Ryan Hospital and New Bolton Center.
The Class of 2017
- The Class of 2017 continued the Senior Class Gift tradition by making a gift to the Good SamaritanFund for Small Animals. Gifts to this fund provide the lifesaving resources needed when they are not available. As young alumni, V'17 understands the impact of their first gift on precious animals and their families.
The Classes of 2016 and 2015
- The Classes of 2016 and 2015 followed the path of tradition with their own Senior Class Gifts that raised funds for the Good Samaritan fund and Shelter Medicine fund.
- The Good Samaritan Fund assists families of companion animals who cannot afford to pay for veterinary services at Penn Vet.
- Penn Vet's Shelter 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.
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.
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!
Red and blue executive chairs for the student area on the 3rd floor of Ryan Hospital.