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Wharton Club of DC Links You to Wharton & Penn

Our Club Has Built Strong Ties to Wharton & Penn
of Which You May Not Be Aware
We Probably Rank Among the Top Wharton Clubs in These Regards

These are a few of the many efforts we have made, and the reasons why faculty, staff and students so much appreciate our Club, with a sample of what we have done with virtually no financial support from the School:

  • Annual Wharton Award Dinners for 40 years, longer than any other Wharton Club in the world, including writeups on Wharton and Penn and opportunities for Wharton officials to address the audience of 150-200 or more, honoring Wharton and Penn alumni and bringing others together
  • Distribution of Wharton alumni magazines and other literature at our events.
  • Recruiting for students (this week, e.g., EMTM, the Executive Masters in Tech. Management)
  • In coordination with admissions, reaching out to new MBA and undergrad admits
  • Inviting MBA students to our programs (e.g., the Energy Club here at the last Green Business Roundtable)
  • Promoting programs for the Glee Club several times and other undergrad groups, such as Mask & Wig and basketball
  • Making varied efforts to interest prospective students at all levels to consider Wharton
  • Promoting many MBA conferences each years; we probably do more of this than any other Wharton Club (note: the School used to do a better job of publicizing these on its website)
  • Assisting in the promotion of the Wharton Fellows program for last year’s visit to DC, where Prof. Jerry Wind actively solicited our suggestions and support
  • Events featuring Wharton faculty 
  • Promoting events at the National Press Club featuring Wharton and Penn alumni, such as David Pottruck, former CEO of Charles Schwab
  • Publicizing Penn and Wharton leaders’ visits to our area, such as the Integrating Knowledge program at the Dept. of Commerce Mellon Auditorium
  • Contributing scholarship funds to undergrad and MBA students, with a total of approximately $75,000 to $100,000 or more
  • Giving Wharton Publishing books as gifts to speakers at some of our events
  • Building the Wharton name in our region in a wide range of contexts from the National Press Club and over 70 embassies over the years, to contacts with Cabinet officials at Press Club and U.S. Chamber events, and through the high caliber of our programs
  • Working regularly with Penn’s MARAB (Middle Atlantic Regional Advisory Board) and participating in its activities with prominent alumni
  • Participating in joint programs, such as webinars, with other Wharton Clubs
  • Providing advice and counsel to other Wharton Clubs throughout the U.S., to leverage our expertise; these have ranged from Philadelphia, New York and Boston, to Seattle and others
  • Publicizing the Wharton’s Global Alumni Forums and visits by Deans