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Penn alumni donations by the numbers

(03/28/15 2:00pm)

Ever wonder how much money alumni donate to Penn? The Penn Fund, founded in 1927, aims to raise funds from alumni to go towards University expenses including student financial aid. Alumni who donate $2,500 and more receive the notation of being a member of the Benjamin Franklin Society. To become a member of the Ivy Stone Society, a Penn alumnus must donate for three or more consecutive years. Seniors for the Penn Fund consist of current seniors.

Hollywood producer Marc Platt talks upcoming projects, Pitch Perfect and his time at Penn

(03/03/15 5:07am)

Superstar producer Marc Platt, namesake of the Platt Performing Arts House and 1979 College graduate, has worked in television, film and on Broadway — but his roots are at Penn. Responsible for blockbusters like "Wicked," "Legally Blonde" and, most recently, "Into the Woods," Platt has not forgotten his involvement in performing arts during his time as a student. The Daily Pennsylvanian caught up with the mega-successful producer to reflect on Penn and discuss works-in-progress.

Activist alum Feminista Jones returns to her roots

(02/19/15 6:54am)

Yesterday evening, Penn alumna Feminista Jones spoke at the Kelly Writers House’s Feminism/s series. Feminista is a social worker, black feminist and community activist. She has over 44,000 followers on Twitter and is responsible for creating hashtags that sparked global attention like #YouOkSis to address street harassment and the National Moment of Silence #NMOS14 to address issues of police brutality.