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Alumni Giving

Alumni Giving

Penn Vet Alumni know firsthand the impact of the unique Veterinariae 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.

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!

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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.

Class of 1970 – 50th Anniversary – 2020

  • Class Agent:  Dr. Charles Bell, V'70
  • In celebration of their 50th Anniversary, The Class of 1970 has set a reunion giving goal of $33,000 to the Penn Vet Teaching Equipment Gift Fund for the purchase of a high fidelity Bovine Dystocia (Holstein) simulation model.
  • Gifts to this 50th anniversary reunion campaign can be made by mailing a check to:
    • Mary R Berger, Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Operations
      University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
      3800 Spruce Street, Suite 172E
      Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Checks should be made payable to Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (please note Class of 1970 reunion gift on the memo line).
  • Or make a gift online to the  Penn Vet Teaching Equipment Gift Fund...

Read more about the use of simulation models for veterinary medical teaching...

1884 Alumni Circle Award

The consistent support and loyal generosity of our alumni through philanthropy demonstrates their commitment to preserving the excellence of our School and their powerful belief in their alma mater. The 1884 Alumni Circle Award recognizes alumni donors who have made a gift to the School of Veterinary Medicine for thirty years or more. The leadership of these alumni shapes the future of the school and inspires the legacy of alumni giving at Penn Vet.

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 Class 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. 


Thank You for Your Partnership

Billy, the pit bull- 2021 alumni donor report

We cherish those Penn Vet Alumni who choose to give annually to Penn Vet in a generous way. Our alumni community grows stronger each time you give, fueling the Power of Penn Vet. In this calendar, you will find our 2020 Honor Roll of alumni donors, including every donor who supported Penn Vet -- from the smallest to the largest gift because every gift matters. In honor of you, our loyal alumni donors, we share our calendar that tells stories from our Penn Vet community: our animals, our clinicians, and -- most important -- you, our valued alumni donors.

Download the 2020 Penn Vet Alumni Honor Roll Calendar to view all of the photos and read their stories (PDF).