2017 Women's Giving Challenge

All Penn Athletics alumni, family, and fans are invited to participate in the 2017 Women’s Giving Challenge in honor of the extraordinary achievements of the women of Penn Athletics!  Competing in world class intercollegiate athletics has equipped decades of Penn Athletic alumnae with the grit, discipline and resiliency to be successful years after graduation. 

By investing in the current generation of the women of Penn Athletics during the 2017 Women’s Giving Challenge, you will help establish the fundamental life skills that prepare Penn female student-athletes to compete in athletics and in life. 

The 2017 Women’s Giving Challenge runs from March 1st, 2017 and ends on March 31st, 2017.  During this time, any gift made towards a Penn Athletic varsity program with a female team will be eligible to further the impact through the following opportunities:

  1. $100,000 Matching Gift for all New & Increased Dollars – All new or increased dollars raised from Penn Athletic alumni, family and fans of at least $100 to the sports participating in the Women’s Giving Challenge will be matched up to a total of $100,000.  Please click here for more information on what qualifies  a new or increased gift. The maximum amount of matching gift available for new or increased dollars is $5,000 per donor per fund.

  1. Highest alumnae participation rate - All gifts of $100 or more from alumnae to their sport from July 1, 2016 – March 31st, 2017 count towards participation.  At the close of the 2017 Women’s Giving Challenge, three teams will be awarded a bonus gift sponsored by Allison Mellon, C’83 and an anonymous donor for the following alumnae participation achievements:

Most Improved: $4,000 - The team that makes the largest improvement compared to last year’s Women’s Giving Challenge results will be awarded $4,000
1st Place: $4,000 - The team with the highest percentage of alumnae participation on March 31st will be awarded $4,000
2nd Place: $2,000 - The team with the second highest of percentage participation on March 31st will be awarded $2,000

Your support in the Women’s Giving Challenge is an opportunity to recognize the many ways Penn Athletics empowers alumnae and fuels the current female student-athlete experience. Please click here to support Penn student-athletes and participate in the Women’s Giving Challenge today!