82nd Alumni Award of Merit Gala

Homecoming Weekend
Friday, October 28, 2016


The Annual Alumni Award Merit Gala honors outstanding alumni achievement and dedication to the University and Penn community. Selected by the Awards and Resolutions Committee of the Penn Alumni Board of Directors, Julie Beren Platt, C'79, President of the Board, presents these honors during the Homecoming Weekend activities. The 2016 Alumni Award of Merit Gala awarded the Alumni Award of Merit, the Young Alumni Award and the Creative Spirit Award to a group of individuals who exemplify what it means to be a truly dedicated Penn alumnus.

The evening also included a presentation of the Alumni Club Award of Merit, chosen by the Regional Clubs Advisory Board, and the Class Award of Merit and David N. Tyre Award for Excellence in Class Communications, both selected by the Alumni Class Leadership Council, highlighting the outstanding work alumni volunteers perform regionally and on behalf the alumni classes.

Held during Friday evening of Homecoming at the Annenberg Centers’ Zellerbach Theatre, the event is open to all alumni to come and celebrate their fellow classmates, family, and friends. The evening includes entertainment from Penn’s outstanding student groups, along with President Amy Gutmann and Board of Trustees Chair, David Cohen, L’81 paying tribute to alumni honorees and their outstanding achievements.

To view photos from the event, click here.


Please see below for videos of the event:

82nd Annual Alumni Award of Merit Gala awards presentation

Click here to listen to a few words from some of the honorees about what it means to be honored at the Alumni Award of Merit Gala!