Athletics

Just as diversity enriches the fabric of everyday life on campus, the wide array of athletic and recreational opportunities made possible by Penn Athletics enriches the experience of our students and the entire University community. Thanks to Penn Athletics, members of the Penn community learn the value of discipline, dedication, and drive, ideals that form the foundation of a lifelong relationship to health and wellness.

Penn Athletics Giving Opportunities

Annual Giving: Used to provide support for day-to-day operations, Athletics annual giving provides crucial support to Penn’s exceptional and competitive environment. Every gift to annual giving is a vote of confidence in Penn Athletics and its valuable mission to train and instill lifelong values.

Head Coaching Endowments: Endowed coaching positions help Penn Athletics strengthen our coaches and their programs and ensure the best for our students. Through these commitments, individuals pay tribute to the varied and important roles that coaches play: educator, mentor, and friend.

Facilities: Beyond the one in five undergraduate students who participates in varsity athletics or intramural or club sports, an ever-increasing number of our students and other members of the Penn community individually engage in recreation and fitness activities. In order to continue to provide these students with a campus environment that engages, challenges, and energizes them, it is essential to upgrade our athletic and recreational facilities to foster a vibrant living and learning environment.

For additional Athletics giving opportunities, contact Scarlett K. Schmidt, Ph.D., Director of Athletics Development, at sschmidt@upenn.edu or 215-898-4717.