Community Service


Dedicated to serving as the philanthropic, volunteer, and benevolent focus of PennNYC activities for members who want to give back personally and represent Penn. Our founder Ben Franklin, once said, “All man-kind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.” Work with us as we move together to positively impact the numerous communities of the Greater New York City region and beyond by participating in a variety of service-oriented projects. Have a yearning desire to make a difference? This is the committee for you!


Plan quality, meaningful events that support a wide range of causes while building and maintaining a strong, active membership, ideally 10-15 members. Seeking movers, shakers, givers, do-gooders, volunteers, fundraisers, and planners.

Upcoming Events:

  • NYC Marathon
  • Dream Volunteers trip to Guatemala
  • 92nd Street Y

Past Events:

  • Brooklyn Cat Cafe
  • Revlon Run/Walk for Breast Cancer
  • New York Cares Days (improving conditions for NYC schools)
  • Soup kitchens
  • Happy Hours to support CityHarvest, A Long Walk Home, CARE, TWIYO, Young Dreamer Network, The Children's Tumor Foundation
  • Park beautification and clean ups for Prospect Park and Carl Schurz Park 
  • Meals on Heels Food Delivery
  • Thanksgiving Meal Delivery for homebound seniors w/ Dorot
  • Cupid's Undie Run
  • Trees Count--Ten Year Census of NYC Trees
  • Bottomless Closet
  • Casino Night for Active Minds
  • Recruitment for Amp Up


  • Chair: Laura Loewenthal, C'88
  • Secretary: Alex Kroger
  • Recruitment: Xiufang Zhao
  • Outreach and Publicity: Danielle Love


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