Giving Back

Community Service is part of our creed, “it is not what you are going to get out of life, but what you are going to give to life.” ¬†From walks for AIDS and MS, bake sales for ALS, cleaning up parks, habitat for humanity or our well-known Friarside Coffeehouse in November and “cookies for a cause” in the spring, Friars is only happy to do for others. ¬†Charitable causes in recent years have included I’m Free, Homebound Initiative, The Philadelphia Education Fund and Victims of Nepal. Flip through these dozen photos to get a glimpse of why this is such an important part of our Friar year.

The Friarside Coffeehouse is such a great event because it has helped raise awareness for some great causes over the years, and it gets to highlight and support Penn performing arts as well. I was honored to be able to run it my year and present a check for $2,100 to the Philadelphia Education Fund.
Nina Wolpow '14