Class of 1967



 


 

 


Fellow '67ers:

We're marching briskly toward our 50th Reunion, this May 12-15.  Alice Murdoch Dagit and I, along with Gift Co-Chairs Karen Bress Rose and Keith Sachs and the Reunion Committee, have been working steadily to produce a weekend that draws record-setting attendance and gift support too.  Early returns are most encouraging. There's a "buzz" out there among our classmates. Our engaged and expansive Reunion Committee is creating activities that will make our 50th Reunion a momentous one.  We are committed to an experience filled with fun, reconnection and learning.  We already have received some very generous gifts. Click here to view the Penn Fund's Draft Honor Roll to see a list of classmates who have made gifts or pledges to date.
Make your hotel reservations NOW.

See you in mid-May.

Howdy Freedlander

 

These are just some of your opportunities for having the fun and reconnecting that Howdy mentioned.
We can't wait to enjoy all of them with you!

'67 Soars!

Alice Murdoch Dagit

Welcome to our Fabulous 50th Reunion!  

Click here for the '67 Reunion Survival Guide. 

Click here for a printable At A Glance Schedule of Events and Map to class events on campus.

Click here for the online timed Shuttle schedule from designated Hotels to campus.

Click here for printable timed shuttle schedule from designated Hotels to campus.

'67 Schedule of Events

Friday 12:00PM-4:00PMThe 50+ Lunch and Learn
For the 50th Reunion (Class of 1967) and Old Guard Classes (Class of 1966-1946)
 

The world renowned Leonard Davis Institute was founded at Penn in 1967, just as our 50th Reunion Class was embarking on its own journey.  LDI's inspired blending of Wharton and Penn Medicine disciples has kept it in the top echelon of health care innovation research for half a century.  In this celebration of our shared milestone, LDI is providing us a rare opportunity to learn from and lunch with its ground-breaking thinkers.There is no charge for this event.

12:00PM-1:15PM - A Bold New World for Us and Our Grandchildren-Coming Changes in Health Care

Claudia Cohen Hall Auditorium (formerly Logan Hall), Wynn Commons Entrance
What does our future look like?  Advances in the areas of genomics, behavioral science, therapeutic digital connectivity and even the use of social media as a medical tool are revolutionizing the nature of health care delivery.  Where is all this taking us, our children and grandchildren?  A comfortable setting will allow this preeminent panel, which includes the four most recent Directors of the Leonard Davis Institute, to display their wit to engage the audience in an interactive conversation that will truly fascinate. 

The panel will feature four current and past directors of LDI, along with the Director of the School of Nursing's Center for Healthy Outcomes and Policy Research. We'll have lots of time for audience interaction and conversation.  Panelists include: Dan Polsky – Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Panel Moderator; Linda Aiken, PhD, RN, Director, Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research, School of Nursing; David Asch, MD, MBA, Executive Director, Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation (LDI Executive Director 1998-2012); Mark Pauly, PhD, Bendheim Professor, Health Care Management, Wharton School (LDI Executive Director 1984-1989); Sandy Schwartz, MD, Leon Hess Professor, Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine (LDI Executive Director 1989-1998)

Sponsored by the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI), The Wharton School, Perelman School of Medicine, School of  Nursing, School of Dental Medicine, Annenberg School, Law School, Class of 1967 and Class of 1962

1:15PM-2:15PM - 50+ Complimentary Lunch provided by the Leonard Davis Institute and Penn Alumni Relations

Houston Hall, Bodek Lounge

Look for our Class of 1967 tables.


2:15PM-3:45PM - Our Times - '67's Past, Present and Future

Claudia Cohen Hall Terrace Room (formerly Logan Hall), Wynn Commons Entrance

Dynamic interactive conversation of then, now and the future – We’ll explore how events of the past decades have molded us into what we are today and shaped the prism through which we view our future. We will also look at ways we are spending today and the years to come in a pursuit of purpose as a component of contentment.

        

Friday 4:00PM-5:00PM - '67 Customized Golf Cart Campus Tour 

Leave from Claudia Cohen Hall (formerly Logan Hall), Wynn Commons Entrance

Festively breeze from one of our favorite haunts to the next and see what they are now; plus be introduced to Penn’s new cutting-edge facilities. Golf carts are limited; Pre-registration required.


Friday 6:00PM-8:00PM- 50th Reunion Welcome Party

Stephen A. Levin Building (by the Botanical Garden BioPond), 425 South University Avenue  

Greet wonderful old friends and reconnect with classmates from near and far in the gorgeous brand new Stephen A. Levin Neural Behavioral Sciences Building which was donated by our classmate Stephen Levin, C'67. Enjoy delicious food and drink in a glorious setting during which President Amy Gutmann will welcome us and get our 50th Reunion rolling with high spirits and memories galore.   


Friday 8:00PM-Midnight- Taste of Penn Spectrum at FranklinFest

College Green (Rain location Houston Hall/2nd Floor)

After the Welcome Party, join alumni of all classes in the heart of campus for 3 Penn Traditions: Taste of Penn Spectrum featuring food and wine, student and alumni performances; FranklinFest Class Meet ups for conversation and connection; and a HighBall dance party (10pm to midnight). Free with Alumni Weekend Pass or Reunion Packages. $20 at the door.


Saturday 9:00AM-10:30AM - 50th Reunion Women’s Breakfast

Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor City-View Seminar Room

Join your '67 classmates to share where we've been, who we've become, and how. Catch up with old friends and get the news of others. Hear some fascinating journeys, careers and accomplishments. Reminisce about the past and network for the future. Reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Above all bask in the superb company of the women of our college days, led by Ellen Varet Greenspan Bock, Virginia Webster Hilligoss Patton, Andi Bernstein Salsberg, Gail Abramson Wasserman and Joanne Ochman Weinberg. 


Saturday 9:00AM-10:15AM - Penn Athletics Coaches Panel and Breakfast

Van Pelt Library, 6th Floor Class of '78 Orrery Pavilion

Sponsored by the Class of '67, open to all alumni and guests. Hear from some Penn men’s and women’s coaches about challenges and opportunities in their respective sports. Howard Freedlander, 1967 Class President, will facilitate the conversation between Coaches Ray Priore (Football),  Ira Bowman, Assistant Coach (Men’s Basketball), Mike McLaughlin (Women’s Basketball), Jack Wyant (Men’s and Women’s Squash), Mike Murphy (Men's Lacrosse), and Sanela Kunovac (Women’s Tennis). Athletes from the 50th  Reunion will be recognized.


Saturday 10:45AM-11:45AM - Conversation with President Amy Gutmann

Annenberg Center Live, Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut Street 

Join President Amy Gutmann for her annual State of the University report. There will be an opportunity for questions. 


Saturday 12:00PM-3:00PM - Parade of Classes and Picnic


12:00PM-12:30PM - Parade Lineup for Parade Procession

Meet at the Castor Plaza at 37th Street & Locust Walk for the Parade procession to College Green. Jubilantly lead other classes behind our 50th Reunion banner, marching to OUR own Picnic tent.

12:30PM-3:00PM - Alumni Day Picnic, Penn '67 Tent on College Green

Enjoy a picnic lunch buffet (vegetarian and kosher meals available). Entertainment from the Penn Band and Glee Club. 

2:00PM - Class Photo on the steps of Furness Building, College Green


Saturday 3:00PM-4:30PM- Andrea Mitchell & the '67 All-Stars
Sponsored by Class of 1967

Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street 

"Now and Future" - Andrea Mitchell, CW’67, and a panel of Penn ’67 classmates who are experts in their fields of  media, sports management, investment, law, public policy and medicine will carry on a lively and substantive discussion of their professions now and their views on tomorrow, welcoming audience input.   Moderated by Ted Lingenheld, C’67, with panelists Andrea Mitchell, CW’67-media, Diane Antonelli Herr, CW’67, GED’68-public school education, Bob Goldman, C’67-Human rights, Ed Cohen, C’67-sports management, Rene Chalfin Kozloff, NU’67-drug development/cost, and Howard Marks, W’67-investment.

Click here to read the bios of all the panelists.


Saturday 6:30PM-11:30PM - 50th Reunion Bash

The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

At the legendary Union League, which is ranked the #1 City Club in the nation, with exquisite dining by the five-star former executive chef of The Four Seasons, hilarious entertainment by Mask & Wig, dancing to Philadelphia’s top 1960s band, and a quiet room for classmates who prefer to talk instead of dancing up a storm. Cocktail attire, jacket and tie. Complimentary Parking at the parking garage at 1415 Sansom Street, across from The Union League. Optional seating request: Most seating will not be reserved but we wish everyone to enjoy their evening to the hilt so if you do have a seating request or might prefer to be at one of the “Singles” tables please email Nancy Reynolds at nancydon2003@aol.com.


Sunday 9:00AM-11:30AM - Class of ’67 Celebration of Life and Champagne Brunch

Houston Hall, 1970 Bistro, 3417 Spruce Street

From 9:00 to 9:45 a.m., Penn Chaplain Chaz Howard, C'00, the Reverend John Dixon Bartle W'67, and classmates will pay respects to friends we have sadly lost over 50 years. A delicious champagne and mimosa buffet brunch will be served until 11:30 a.m., accompanied by the Penn Glee Club and piano melodies. Open to Class of 1967 and their guests only.

 

Click here to view the list of deceased classmates. 


Sunday 11:30AM-2:30PM - 1967 Barnes Foundation Tour 

20th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Private '67 Director/Curator/Docent-led Tour of the renowned Barnes Foundation.
Shuttle will leave from Spruce Street at Houston Hall at 11:30 a.m. Tour begins at 12 noon. No return shuttle service to campus. Parking available at The Barnes Foundation. Limited tickets available. Register online by May 8th.

We recommend many other museums worth visiting while you are in Philadelphia:
Philadelphia Museum of Art – 26th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – Broad and Cherry Streets
Rodin Museum – 22th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
National Museum of American Jewish History – 5th and Market Streets
Museum of the American Revolution – 3th and Chestnut Streets
and there are so many more.


Monday 8:00AM-1:00PM - Class of ‘67’s March in the Academic Procession at Commencement

Annenberg Center Live, 3680 Walnut Street

The 50th Reunion Class is invited to march en masse, caps and gowns included, in the joyous procession with the graduating students from Locust Walk to Franklin Field. You’ll be cheered on by spectators including Penn faculty and participate in Commencement on Franklin Field. Start time is 8 AM for continental breakfast and robing. The procession across campus begins at 9 AM with the ceremony beginning at 10:15 AM. Rain or shine. A light lunch is provided after Commencement in Sweeten Alumni House. U.S. Senator Cory Booker will speak at Penn's 261st Commencement. Click on this link to order regalia: www.alumni.upenn.edu/2017procession. Registration required by April 1. For questions email jmcadams@upenn.edu.

     

Class of 1967 Reunion Pricing

50th Reunion Package- $295 per person
Includes Friday '67 Programs and Lunch, Friday '67 Campus tour; Friday Night '67 Party at the Stephen A. Levin Building; all benefits of the Alumni Weekend Pass; Saturday morning '67 Women's Breakfast; Coaches Panel and Breakfast; Parade and Picnic in the '67 Tent on College Green; Saturday afternoon Andrea Mitchell & the '67 All-Star Panel; Saturday Night 50th Reunion Bash at The Union League; Valet Parking at The Union League; Sunday '67 Celebration of Life and Champagne Brunch; Monday Commencement Academic Procession; gown and regalia; Class of '67 logo favor

-OR-

Penn Alumni Weekend Pass- $40 per person (Walk-on: $50.00)
Includes Friday night Taste of Penn at FranklinFest on College Green; Saturday Alumni Picnic; Saturday evening The Penn Fund 90th Anniversary Birthday Reception; Sunday All-Alumni Breakfast; Penn Alumni canvas tote bag

-OR-

A la Carte Pricing (per person):

Friday 50th Reunion Welcome Party - $75 (Walk-on: $85)
Saturday 50th Reunion Women's Breakfast - $20
Saturday 50th Reunion Athletic Coaches Panel and Breakfast - $20
Saturday Alumni Day Picnic- $40
Saturday 50th Reunion Bash at The Union League - $160 (Walk-on: $170)
Sunday '67 Private Director/Curator/Docent-led Barnes Foundation Tour - $30

**No refunds will be issued after Friday, May 5, 2017


Class Leadership
Howard Freedlander
President & Reunion Co-Chair
Alice Murdoch Dagit
Vice President & Reunion Co-Chair
Larry Litwin
Co-Administrative Vice President
Ed Purdy
Co-Administrative Vice President



Yearbook Editors'67
Diane Antonelli Herr
Al Turkus


Facebook Creator
Michael Sales

 



Gift Committee
Karen Bress Rose, Co-Chair
Keith L. Sachs, Co-Chair

Rodney Berens
Ed Cohen
Barry Forman
Howard Freedlander
James Freeman
Joseph Gian-Grasso
Clay W. Hamlin III
Stephen A. Levin
Lawrence Litwin
Lawrence Lubow
Howard Marks
Andrea Mitchell
JB Nutter
Joseph Rascoff
Gary Rose
Paul Williams

50th Reunion Committee


These are the classmates who are aboard so far. We want YOU to join us on the committee too! Contact our staff liaison, Lisbeth Willis.
Rod Anderson
Marsha Inselman Atkind
Steve Barnett
John Bartle
Rod Berens
Dick Berry
Ed Bluth
Ellen Varet Bock
Pete Borchardt
Jill Callen Bressler
Tom Burgher
Lynn Tredinnick Bush
Lynn Snyder Caterson
Marti Schwartz Certilman
Barbara Weintraub Ciongoli
John Clapper
Ed Cohen
David Cohn
Charlie Columbus
Dennis Custage
Alice Murdoch Dagit
Joe Deegan
Larry Devine
Doug Dumm
David du Pont
Mark Ellman
Margie Solenberger Emshoff
Garry Feldman
Bruce Finsilver
Barry Foreman
Lenore Horowitz Forsted
Michael Francis
Howdy Freedlander
Jeff Freedman
Jim Freeman
Andy Gelman
Bob Goldman
Joe Gian-Grasso
Mack Goode
Phyllis Kirschner Greenberg
Marcia Devins Greenberger
Janet Grossman
Nancy Jacobs Grossman
Merrill Dyshel Hakim
Clay Hamlin
Peter Harris
Marilyn Rushworth Hayward
Diane Antonelli Herr
Esther Chairnoff Hershenhorn
Alan Jacobs
Dennis Kaffel
Michael Kaye
Bob Kniffin
Rene Chalfin Kozloff
Lisa Holzsager Kramer
Bobbi Penneys Susselman Laufer
Bill Laurence
Susan Kriegel Leshnoff
Stephen Levin
Ted Lingenheld
Larry Litwin
James Lowe
Larry Lubow
Peter Mallory
Howard Marks
Alexis Mandell Berg Marmar
Roberta Rubenfein Matz
Joe Michaels
Myron Milch
Lynne Miller
Andrea Mitchell
Diana Taflin Myers
Bernard Natelson
JB Nutter
Barbara Berger Opotowsky
Susan Fishman Orlins
Virginia Webster Hilligoss Patton
Bill Pauker
Nick Paumgarten
Clay Peimer
Arthur Pressman
Ed Purdy
Sharon Highstein Pusin
Joe Rascoff
Nancy Reynolds
Justine Shulman Robertson
Gary Rose
Karen Bress Rose
Jeff Ross
Lynn Williams Ruthrauff
Keith Sachs
Michael Sales
Andi Bernstein Salsberg
Alan Sandman
Elaine Levy Schwartz
Carol Hecht Serotta
Amy Shelanski
Gail Kaufmann Siegel
Sandy Sorkin
Marjorie Seltzer Stanek
Mike Stiles
Rick Struse
Randy Swartz
Marion Deutsch Taxin
Connie Decker Thompson
Al Turkus
Gail Abramson Wasserman
Joanne Ochman Weinberg
Paul Williams
...to date

Supporting Penn

Our milestone 50th reunion is an ideal time to unite as a class and commemorate our Penn experiences through philanthropy. We hope you will support our Class Reunion Fund this year! Every gift counts, 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.

Our Goal: $1,500,000
We've set the ambitious goal of raising a total of $1,500,000 in gifts from at least 400 classmates to help support the following Penn initiatives to benefit its students:

Class Project: $250,000
Our class has chosen to support the University Life College Access and Retention Fund. This Fund provides support for students with financial need to fill the gaps that their scholarship packages cannot fund, or for unusual emergencies (for example, travel home to see an ill family member). Aid ranges from warm clothes to laptop purchases to support for job searches.

The Penn Fund (Reunion Fund): $250,000 goal
Gifts to The Penn Fund are immediately directed to the areas of the University that need support the most, determined by the University President and Provost. These areas of support include student financial aid, residential experience, student life & academic support and special University initiatives.

Individual Endowed Scholarships: $1,000,000 goal
Since Penn’s all-grant financial aid program was launched nearly a decade ago, Penn is now the largest university in the country with an exclusively grant-aid policy for undergraduates. Penn remains committed to meeting the increasing needs of talented students, for whom an Ivy League education would not be possible without scholarship aid. Matching funds promote more giving opportunities and expand the impact of our donors.

Thanks to support from generous donors, the success of the program has epitomized Penn’s transformation to a place of true eminence in higher education.

Dollars raised above the $500,000 Reunion Fund goal ($250,000 for the Class Project and $250,000 for The Penn Fund) will be directed to the Class of 1967 Endowed Scholarship and the Michael V. San Philip Scholarship. Growing these scholarships will increase much-needed and much-appreciated financial aid for Penn students, thanks to the Class of 1967.

Join us today in making these goals a reality for our alma mater and the students who follow in our footsteps. Call our Class Giving Director, Josh Nay, at 215-746-6233 or give online at www.pennfund.upenn.edu/giving.

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 that benefits Penn in the future.   If you have included Penn in your will, or would like information about making a bequest or beneficiary designation of your retirement plan or life insurance to support The Penn Fund or your class scholarship, please contact Beth Delaney (215) 898-6171 or delaneye@upenn.edu, or visit www.giving.upenn.edu/gift-planning


Class of 1967 50th Reunion Yearbook


Have you ordered your copy of The Class of 1967's 50th Reunion Yearbook?  It's not too late because a few extras are being printed.  If you are interest in purchasing a yearbook please contact Lisbeth Willis at lisbethw@upenn.edu. and click here to pay. The yearbook will be mailed in April to those who purchased by March 17. After all the extras are sold-out, those who purchase will receive a digital version.


Communications:

Click here to read the April 5 email - It's only 5 weeks away - Class of 1967's 50th Reunion
Click here to read the March 20 email from Class President Howard Freedlander.
Click here for more information about the Class of '67 Reunion yearbook and how to submit your profile.
Click here to read the January 10 Building to Class of '67 50th Reunion E-Newsletter
Click here to read the December 20 Happy Holidays E-Newsletter.
Click here to read the December 6 E-Newsletter about Class of '67's Scholarship Recipients.
Click here to read the November 8, 2016 Email with reunion survey.
Click here to read the Fall 2016 Print Newsletter.
Click here to read the Spring 2016 Print Newsletter.
Click here to read the Fall 2015 Print Newsletter.
Click here to view the Dinner and Speaker Event information at the Penn Club in NYC on April 20, 2016
Click here for the Class of 1967 January 2016 Facebook email.

View photos from past Penn Alumni Events and reunion on SmugMug:
https://www.pennalumni.smugmug.com/

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