December 7, 2019

President Gutmann was awarded the 2019 Pennsylvania Society Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement on Saturday, December 7th.  The Gala Dinner took place at the NY Hilton Midtown with more than 800 guests in attendance. As tradition, the Pennsylvania Society donates a $50,000 philanthropic gift on the honoree’s behalf, of which President Gutmann chose the Henry C. Lea Elementary School. A surprise at the event, President Gutmann told the crowd, including Lea’s principal ShaVon Savage, a Penn alumna, that Penn would match the donation, dollar for dollar, totaling $100,000 to support the West Philadelphia public school.

See also Amy Gutmann's Flickr gallery, Facebook page, and Instagram.

Penn Today news story.

Penn GSE News story.

Photographs by Eddy Marenco.



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