Why Eva, Ashton and Andre? Bobby Turner, W’84, talks speaker series

Bobby Turner, W'84, shares a presentation about social impact and "Gens Y and Z" during the Social Impact Executive Speaker Series on Oct. 7. 2013.

Wharton alum K. Robert “Bobby” Turner is a man on a mission – a mission to make a positive difference in the world and to inspire others to do the same. And when it comes to inspiring others to make a difference, he’s starting at Penn. His message? You can makeRead More

Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund applications due Oct. 20

Bendheim Fellows

The John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service creates possibilities for Wharton graduates to pursue purpose-driven careers  in the nonprofit and public sectors, without the heavy burden of student loan debt. Since 2005, the fund has granted nearly 80 awards totaling close to $1 million. Applications for this year’s Loan Forgiveness FundRead More

Social Impact Award: Wharton grad honored by Alumni Club of New York

D. Wayne Silby received the Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact.

Impact investor and social entrepreneur D. Wayne Silby was recognized this week for a lifetime of social impact achievement. Silby, W’70, received the Joseph Wharton Award for Social Impact for his accomplishments in impact investing and social entrepreneurship. Presented by The Alumni Club of New York, this award pays tributeRead More

Alumni opportunity: Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund applications now open

Calling MBA alums working in the social impact sector! Wharton Social Impact Initiative invites you to apply for the John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund. Applications are open now, and must be submitted online by October 20, 2013. The John M. Bendheim Loan Forgiveness Fund for Public Service eases the burdenRead More

WSII Vice Dean Speaks at MBA Reunion

In her keynote presentation last Friday morning at Wharton MBA Reunion 2013, Katherine Klein, the Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management, asked the audience what came to mind when they thought of “social impact.” Answers—and there were many from the eager alumni in attendance—ranged from nonprofits to impact investing to “helpRead More

Second Year Success for Lipman Family Prize

By Matthew Brodsky Sure, the Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize is a joint initiative between the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School. But in two fast years, the program has become a showpiece for the Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII). “We like to say social impact is inRead More