How Wharton Alumni Stay Involved

You received an unparalleled business education as a Wharton student—and your relationship with the School doesn’t end with graduation.

As a Wharton graduate, you are part of an extraordinary alumni community of 91,000 business leaders and innovators. Leverage the power of your Wharton experience to create social impact in the world.


Here are a few ways for alumni to engage with Wharton Social Impact Initiative:

Social Impact Alumni Affinity Club

Regional and affinity clubs are founded, developed and organized by alumni around the globe. They are independent, volunteer-driven and self-sustaining networking organizations that interact and engage with the Wharton School. Join the official alumni club for those deeply interested in using business skills to create a better world.

Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund

For MBAs interested in using their business skills to benefit public service, nonprofit, government or social impact sectors, we offer some financial support. With the Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund, recent graduates can earn up to $20,000 a year to pay back student loans.

“Dollars and Change” on SiriusXM

Wharton Social Impact Initiative is proud to host “Dollars and Change” on SiriusXM Business Radio. Each week our guests range from entrepreneurs solving social problems to business students engaged in innovative projects, celebrities-turned-impact investors to top-level executives from iconic brands. Alumni are encouraged to tune in, or to join us as a guest.

Social Innovator in Residence

The Angella and David Nazarian Social Innovators in Residence program connects global social innovation leaders with the rapidly growing social impact community here on campus. Students have the opportunity for both one-on-one interaction and small group conversations with prominent social visionaries, including Wharton and Penn alumni.

Turner Social Impact Executive Speaker Series

Endowed by K. Robert Turner (W’84) and Lauren Golub Turner (W’85), this annual speaker series brings celebrities to campus to discuss philanthropy, advocacy, education, and other efforts to create positive change in the world. Through candid interviews, audiences get an inside look at leaders who are using their influence and notoriety, as well as their creativity and passion, to make an impact on important social issues. As a Wharton graduate, we invite you to RSVP for these talks.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Want to come for a visit? Interested in being a social entrepreneur-in-residence, Senior Fellow, or visiting guest speaker? Want to speak with the WSII leadership team? Email us at

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