We bring together top leaders from the Penn community who might not have otherwise crossed paths to further the spirit of our founder, Daniel S. Keller. They meet, plan, and attend a variety of social and community events throughout their senior year.
Each year Friars raise thousands of dollars for charity. Whether we’re organizing an event for elementary students or a fundraiser for victims of a sudden natural disaster, we support the wider community just as much as we support each other.
Each Friar class is completely different from the previous one. We are a diverse bunch of scholars, artists, athletes, and campus leaders from all corners of Penn. Anyone who has contributed to the Penn community embodies the Friar spirit.
Matt Klapper C'05
Penn President Sheldon Hackney H'88
During his term, he raised undergraduate minority enrollment from 13 to 30 percent. SIX University presidents are Friars: George W. McClelland, Martin Meyerson, Sheldon Hackney, Amy Gutmann and interim presidents: Claire Fagin and Wendall Pritchett!
Elizabeth Banks C'96
Award-winning Hollywood actress, director, and female empowerment advocate. Famous for The Hunger Games and Pitch Perfect. Elizabeth is one of almost 100 Friars making waves in entertainment.