The Lead by Design campaign supports initiatives related to Student Support, Faculty Support, Centers and Programs, Facilities and Spaces and the Annual Fund.  Invest in the people of the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Make a difference today.


Our Priorities

Student Support

Increasing the availability of endowed graduate fellowships ensures that stellar students will be able to choose Penn, thrive while here, graduate without burdensome student loan debt, and forge impactful careers. 

Faculty Support

The quality of a design school, like the Stuart Weitzman School of Design, is often defined by the caliber of its faculty and center directors. For those who have achieved great distinction, there is no higher honor than a named endowed professorship or center director. 


The Weitzman School's centers of excellence are issue-focused engines of applied and theoretical research, rooted in design. They tackle issues that are crucial to our collective welfare, from involvement in energy policy and increasing equity to facilitating ecological design and sustainable development.

Facilities & Spaces

As experts on the built and natural environments, we recognize the need to re-imagine our spaces on campus to meet the needs of growing programs and centers, and unlock their full potential. Expanding our footprint and upgrading the tools available to students and faculty are crucial if we are to support innovation well into the future.