In April 2018, Penn President Amy Gutmann announced the launch of a comprehensive campaign for the University: The Power of Penn Campaign: Advancing Knowledge for Good that will enable Penn to accelerate its impact locally, nationally, and globally.

As part of this University-wide effort, I am proud to announce the launch of Game Onward: The Campaign for the Future of Penn Athletics.  The Game Onward Campaign will help Penn Athletics fulfill its commitment to holistically developing student-athletes; enhancing the club sport and recreation experience; endowing coaching positions and athletics programs; winning championships; and supporting the people and programs that arm our student-athletes with the skills to succeed on and off the field and far beyond athletics.

At the heart of the Game Onward Campaign is Penn Athletics' community of competitors and the outstanding student-athletes who comprise it. Our athletes relentlessly push forward, and through their endless efforts, our community is unified and inspired. To see this inspiration for the Game Onward Campaign in action, click here for a video that looks inside the day-in-the-life of Penn student-athletes.

Just as everyone on the team plays a crucial role, we need the entire Penn Athletics and Recreation community to lend a hand for the Game Onward Campaign to succeed, and every bit of support will help us surpass our goals and aspirations. Gifts of any amount can be made to support one of the following campaign priorities:

•    Student-Athlete Experience – Connecting student-athletes to life skills and life-changing experiences through innovative programs.
•    Campus Engagement – Inspiring best-in-class engagement and fostering a spirited Athletics community.  
•    Competitive Excellence – Achieving greater competitive excellence within the Ivy League and nationally.

I encourage you to visit our campaign microsite to learn more about these goals and priorities and the many ways you can become involved and support the Athletics campaign. I look forward to sharing ongoing campaign updates through this website and various publications.

Should you have any questions about the campaign or Penn Athletics in general, the Penn Champions Club team is available to help, so please reach out to them at 215-898-4717 or email

Together as alumni, parents, fans, and the entire Penn Athletics community, we can set the future in motion for our student-athletes. Thank you for everything you do to make this possible, and GO PENN!


M. Grace Calhoun, Ph.D.
Director of Athletics and Recreation