University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania, founded by Benjamin Franklin and others in 1740 and commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn, is a private research university. It is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education and is one of several institutions that claims to have been the first university in America. Penn is a member of the Ivy League and is one of the Colonial Colleges.

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Fernando Chang-Muy

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Wharton Social Innovators Conference, Wharton Social Impact Ventures, Wharton Social Impact Initiative, Wharton School of Business, Center for High Impact Philanthropy


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