Benjamin Franklin Society
When you give $2,500 or more, you become part of the Benjamin Franklin Society.
Founded in 1955, the Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) is our leadership unrestricted annual giving group. These distinguished donors make gifts and pledge payments totaling $2,500 or more to annual giving funds across Penn Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania in a given fiscal year. Through their generosity and vision, members of the Benjamin Franklin Society exemplify the university founder's belief in impactful philanthropy and serve as an inspiration to fellow donors.
John Morgan Giving Society
When you give for three consective years, you become part of the John Morgan Giving Society — an assemblage of our most loyal donors.
The John Morgan Giving Society was established to thank and honor donors to the University of Pennsylvania Health System who, for three or more consecutive years, have responded to our requests for unrestricted support and believe in the importance of giving each and every year. Their unfailing loyalty enables Penn Medicine to remain at the forefront of medical research, medical education and the compassionate care of patients.
Dr. John Morgan (1735-1789) was a member of the first graduating class of the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania). Upon completing his medical training in Europe, he appealed to the trustees of the college to establish our nation's first medical school, whose mission was to improve the standards of medical training in America. His petition was successful, and the school of medicine was established in 1765 with Dr. Morgan as Chair of Theory and Practice of Physic, the first medical professorship in the country.
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