$3.16M Gift to Wharton for Community Partnership

University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School has received an anonymous gift of $3.16 million that will establish the Wharton-Netter Center-Community Partnership, a model for university-assisted community development that can be replicated in other cities nationally and throughout the world.

The Barbara and Edward Netter Center has a long history of working to connect Penn’s academic mission with the needs of its surrounding neighborhoods. This partnership will work collaboratively with the West Philadelphia community and institutional partners to generate and implement programs in social impact that involve Wharton and other Penn students and faculty in curricular, co-curricular, and research activities.

“We are deeply grateful for this gift,” says Wharton School Dean Thomas S. Robertson.  “The Wharton-Netter Center-Community Partnership will stand as a dramatic example of the potential for business to enact positive change on both local and global levels.”

University  president Amy Gutmann adds, “By building upon the considerable interdisciplinary expertise of the Wharton School and the Netter Center, we hope to strengthen the model for community partnerships in West Philadelphia and eventually facilitate growth for communities around the country.”

For more on the Wharton-Netter Center-Community Partnership, click here.

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