Class of 1949

 Class of 1949                        

Class Leadership

  • Co-Presidents - George Wills, Alice Way Waddington
  • Treasurer - John Eppinger 
  • 65th Reunion Gift Chairs - Letitia Orlando Principato * and Edwin J. Berkowitz


Class Updates and Newsletters

65th Reunion Highlights
Alumni Weekend, May 16 - 19, 2014

Class of 1949 65th Reunion Luncheon
Friday, May 16: 12:30 PM - 3 PM

Class of 1949 Auditorium, Houston Hall
We shared cocktails, conversation and a wonderful lunch at out Class of 1949 Auditorium. President Amy Gutmann welcomed us, and Wharton Professor Christopher Maxwell gave an inspirational talk on the benefits of positive thinking.  CLICK HERE for more pictures of the luncheon celebration. 

Philadelphia Mural Arts Tour
Friday, May 16: 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Immediately following our reunion luncheon, we boarded an antique trolley for a one hour mural arts tour through Center City Philadelphia. 

1949 Light Supper and Movie Night
Friday, May 16: 6:45 PM

E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk
We gathered at the Alumni House and enjoyed dinner, conversation and the 2014 Oscar-winning documentary The Lady in Number 6:Music Saved My Life. It is the inspiration and uplifting story about the world's oldest pianist and holocaust survivor, 109 year-old Alice Herz Sommer.  

Alumni Day Parade and Picnic
Friday, May 16: 12:30 PM - 3 PM

Penn Park
We proudly marched in the Alumni Day parade held at Penn Park, the new and impressive campus green space at the west end of campus. We then enjoyed conversation, food, drinks and music at the Old Guard picnic tent. CLICK HERE to see pictures of the parade and picnic. 


Class of 1949 60th Reunion 
Alumni Weekend 2009

Click here for photos of Alumni Weekend 2009 and the Class of 1949 60th Reunion.

"Supporting Penn"

We hope you will consider supporting The Penn Fund this year! Every dollar raised means ensuring the ongoing health of Penn, and your personal gift is your vote of confidence in your alma mater. Our collective gift shows our class pride. The Penn Fund supports the highest priorities of the University, namely need-based student aid as well as student activities, residential life, and classroom technology. All gifts matter, as alumni participation is a factor in Penn’s national rankings. For some, considering a gift at the leadership donor level is possible, and we hope you give at a level that is meaningful to you. The Benjamin Franklin Society serves as an inspiration to fellow Penn alumni. Click here to see if you are eligible for matching gift dollars through your or your spouse’s company. Give here today: For more information on supporting scholarships, click here, or contact your Penn Fund representative. Thank you in advance for considering your gift to The Penn Fund.

It's easy to become a member of the Harrison Society, which recognizes alumni and friends who have named Penn as a beneficiary of a will, living trust, retirement plan or life insurance policy, or have set up a life income gift that benefits Penn in the future. If you have already included Penn in your will, or would like information about making a bequest, beneficiary designation of your retirement plan or life insurance, or life income gift to support The Penn Fund or our class scholarship, please contact Beth Delaney at (215) 898-6171 or, or visit