Priorities
Faculty Support

Faculty Support

We attract the finest faculty from around the world--the foremost practitioners in their fields, who come to PennDesign inspired by our legacy and aligned with our vision.

They are also top educators, invigorated by engagement with bright, motivated students and peers that push them to consider new perspectives.

We don’t want them to do more with less--we want to challenge them to push the limits of what is possible. To support their research, expand its scope. To showcase their work, expand its reach.

$3M  Endowed, distinguished professor positions

$1.5  Endowed assistant/associate professor positions

$1.25M  Endowed center director positions

$500K  Research support

$250K  Faculty fellow support for 5 years in the Kleinman Center

For more information about leadership giving, contact Jeff Snyder, Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations.

Giving Opportunities

The Kleinman Center General Purpose Fund

The purpose of the Fund is to support the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, the mission of which is to create the conditions for policy innovation that support a just and efficient transition to sustainable energy.

Crossways Professorship City & Regional Planning

The purpose of this fund is to endow the Crossways Professorship in the field of City and Regional Planning in the School of Design.

Crossways Professorship City & Regional Planning

The purpose of this fund is to endow the Crossways Professorship in the field of City and Regional Planning in the School of Design.

PennDesign Annual Giving

The purpose of this fund is to support student aid and student driven initiatives on an annual basis at the School of Design.