Class of 1987 Reunion

We are still on for all of our reunion events, despite the anticipation of wet weather. Please visit our website for the latest updates

30th Class Reunion in May 12-15, 2017

Mark your calendars now and join your classmates back at Penn to celebrate our 30th Reunion. Online Event Registration is open. 

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Our 30th Reunion will be our biggest (and best) yet - but only with your help. We have lots to do!  We are still looking for volunteers to be on our Planning and Outreach Committee, and our Gift Committee. Both committees can use whatever amount of help you can provide. It's a chance to reconnect even before we are together on campus - and hopefully help us break some attendance records. Additionally, we are looking to hold a few Pre-Reunion Events in various locations around the country. Please let us know if you are interested by clicking here or email Shari Beck or Karen Hamilton.

Reunion Pricing

30th Reunion Package - $135 (cost is per person)
Includes: Friday Party, Saturday Picnic, Sunday Breakfast, and class reunion favor

A la Carte Pricing (cost is per person)

Friday 30th Reunion Party - $100
Saturday Alumni Day Picnic - $40
Sunday All-Alumni Breakfast - $15

Friday Events

30th Reunion Party

7:00 - 11:00 PM
The ARCH, First Floor
3601 Locust Walk

Create lasting memories on Locust Walk with old and new friends, during an evening complete with great food, drink and festivities. Our signature event at the historic ARCH building (formerly the Palladium restaurant and Christian Association) will make you glad that you came back to Penn for the 30th Reunion!

$100 per person

Saturday Events

Parade of Classes

12:00 - 12:30 PM
Locust Walk by Steinberg Conference Center
Lineup begins at 11:45 AM

Alumni Day Picnic

12:30 - 3:30 PM
1980's Reunion Tent, Lower Quad

Class of 1987 30th Reunion Happy Hour

Time 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti, 212 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Hurrah! We want to keep the party going! Join us for more fun during a class get-together on Saturday evening. There will be drink specials for our class during our happy hour and have plenty of room for indoor and outdoor dining for anyone who plans to stay for dinner.  No fee to attend, cash bar.

Sunday, May 14

All-Alumni Breakfast

9:30 - 11:30 AM
Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street

Come enjoy a cup of coffee and hot breakfast, and recoup from a fun-filled weekend.  Share photos and stories from the weekend, and make plans for your next visit to Penn!  Cost is $15 at the door or included in Alumni Weekend Pass.  

Registration Information

Reunion Leadership

Barry Bear, Co-President
Cheryl Najman Peisach, Co-President

Shari Rodway Beck, Reunion Planning Co-Chair
Karen Key Hamilton, Reunion Planning Co-Chair
Mandana Chaffa- Outreach Chair
Andrea Amiel, Communications Co-Chair
Nancy Udolf Schwartz, Communications Co-Chair

Jeffrey Kaplan, Gift Co- Chair
Arthur Wrubel, Gift Co-Chair

Mark First, Scholarship Chair
Karen L. Finerman, Leadership Gifts Chair

Outreach Committee

John Alexander
Gil Bonwitt
April Claytor
Christine Doyle
Wendy Ferber
Julie Hinds Franklin
Bruce Goldfarb
Cynthia Greenawalt
Lisa Krutzel Katzman
Elizabeth Saltzman Kessler
Roslyn Levine
Michelle Brause Litt
Sara Lomax Reese
Kim Rhodes
Aileen Schwartz
Jerri Ann Thatcher
Kathryn Hayes Whitman
Renee Yap

Gift Committee

Greg I. Adler
Allison Bandier Koffman
Barry Bear
David J. Brail
Michelle Brause Litt
Ira D. Breite
Sharon Feldman Danzger
Adam Finerman
Glenn R. Fuhrman
Michael Gordon
Terry Gushner Laufer
Alan P. Hartman
Julie Hinds Franklin
Cheryl Kabalkin Greenstein
Chinita Leung Hard
Michael Barry Padover
Bari Parness Shaffran
Vicki Panzier Gross
Cheryl Peisach

Deborah Proner Brand
Kim Reisman Dickstein
Shari Rodway Beck
Joseph F. Scoby
John P. Shoemaker
Joanne Rosenberg Soslow
Anthony White Soslow
Brian M. Stadler
Beth C. Starr
Wendy Telsey Landon
Fritz Thomas
Christine Yang Belgrad
Larry Scott Wieseneck
Lee Scott Zimmerman

Class Gift

Our reunion is a time to come together as a class and commemorate our Penn experiences through philanthropy. Every dollar raised means ensuring the ongoing health of Penn, and your personal gift is your vote of confidence in your alma mater.

Our Class Gift, with a goal of $5.5m and 550 donors, will support The Penn Fund, our class project, and financial aid. The Penn Fund is the University’s undergraduate unrestricted annual giving program. Gifts to The Penn Fund are immediately directed to the areas of the University that need support the most. These areas most often include student financial aid, residential experience, student life & academic support, and special University initiatives. A portion of this support will fund our class project, The Class of 1987 Seminar Room in the New College House, an intimate setting in this stunning new dorm building for undergraduates to study, learn, and organize with classmates. A plaque in the Class of 1987 New College House Seminar Room will individually recognize all donors of $25,000 over five years or more to the reunion efforts.

Our class will also make an impact on campus through individual endowed scholarship gifts this reunion year, bolstering Dr. Gutmann’s vision of providing an accessible education to every deserving student at Penn. 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 and Ivy League education would not be possible without scholarship aid.

Join us today in making these goals a reality for our alma mater and the students who follow in our footsteps. For more information about supporting Penn, please contact our Class Giving Director Rachel Swartz Robinson at or 215-898-3645.  You can also make a donation or pledge a gift to the Penn Fund by clicking here.  

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, or visit