1968 is proud to have broken attendance records for a 50th Reunion- a joyous and exuberant celebration of friendship.
Now 1968 invites classmates to return to Penn for Homecoming 2018 - continuing 50th Reunion celebrations, as we bury the 1968-2018 Time Capsule in our Legacy Garden and dedicated the bronze Garden plaque.
The name of every donor to 1968's Legacy Project will be included in the Time Capsule for posterity.
The Legacy Garden is enjoying great popularity among students and faculty who keep the Garden filled with life.
Congratulations to the Class of 1968 for envisioning and building this beautiful garden -- and for raising over $7 million dollars for scholarships and undergraduate initiatives.
If you have ideas for the items to be included in the Time Capsule please email firstname.lastname@example.org or send them to Lisbeth Willis, Penn Alumni Relations, Sweeten Alumni House 3533 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104 before November 9.
Click here to read October 9, 2018 email with latest Class events at Homecoming, as well as Engaging Minds and The Power of Penn Regional Event updates.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER!
Homecoming Weekend featuring Arts and Culture at Penn on November 9-10, 2018
- Friday, November 9 (6-10 PM) 84th Annual Alumni Awards of Merit
- Class of 1968 will receive the David N. Tyre Award of Excellence in Class Class Communications.
- Location is the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street. Cost is $75.
- Cocktail Attire.
- Friday, November 9 (6 PM) Dutch-treat Dinner at Louie Louie
- Location is The Inn at Penn, 3611 Walnut Street.
- Contact Karen Carr at email@example.com if you plan to join her for dinner.
- Friday, November 9 (8 - 11 PM) 1968 'Parties-On - Dancing, Drinks & Dining
- Location is the E. Craig Sweeten Alumni House, 3533 Locust Walk.
- The Class will close the Time Capsule at 9:30 AM.
- Casual Attire.
- Classmates attending the Award of Merit Gala are asked to join the party at Sweeten Alumni House immediately after the Awards presentation.
- Saturday, November 10 (10 -11 AM) Class of 1968 Legacy Garden Program
- Program includes: Burying of the Time Capsule; Dedicate the bronze Donor plaque; Install the Class Officers and Advisory Board Members; Welcome 1968's Scholarship recipients.
- The Program is followed by Class brunch at QuakerFest (11 AM - 1 PM)
- Location is the Legacy Garden, College Green, adjacent to Van Pelt Library. Cost: $15 with purchase of Homecoming Red Pass.
- Saturday, November 10 (1 PM) Football game - Penn vs. Harvard.
- Register for a 1968 Chair back ticket for $25 per person (Class will sit together).
- Pick up your football ticket at the 1968 QuakerFest location.
- Saturday, November 10 (1:15 - 3:30 PM) "Bagels Over Berlin" Documentary Screeing
- Produced by Alan Feinberg, W'68.
- Location is Houston Hall, Ben Franklin Room.
- No Charge.
- TO REGISTER FOR HOMECOMING EVENTS: visit https://penn.reunioniq/
- Follow Class of 1968 options after signing in
- or call Penn Alumni Relations at 215.898-7811 to register by phone.
- For a more complete listing of our Class events held during Homecoming visit www.alumni.upenn.edu/1968
Class of 1968 won the David N. Tyre Award for Excellence in Class Communications:
Congratulations to the 1968 Communications team, led by Class Vice President, Micky Neiditch, who will accept the Tyre Award. The communications team includes Betty Ostrov Rothschild (Penn1968.com), Rich Sabreen, Susan Croll, Carolyn Marcus Jacobs and Janet Oberlander Simons (The 1968 Retrospective Video); Leslie Maddin Bayer, Randy Elkins, Jack Goldenberg and Peter Marvin (the 1968 Bio-Book), and Carol Clapp Coonley (Facebook).
1968 set new records in every category –
- 338 Classmates & 522 total alumni and guests registered for an official event
- More than 100 additional classmates attended only unofficial events, linked to the Reunion
- 510 classmates submitted biographies for the 50th Reunion Book
- Over 400 images became a part of the Retrospective Video
- 300 classmates have registered for the Penn1968.com website – open to classmates until at least 2020
- 1968 set a remarkable new Donor Participation Record - 500 donors to the Penn Fund.
1968 enhanced the Sunday Memorial Brunch- and created multiple successful new events
- The inaugural Faculty Reunion :
- The Breakfast of Champions:
- The Military Reunion:
- The Legacy Garden Dedication
- A new Penn tradition linking the Graduating class & the 50th Reunion Class;.
- The Singles Mingle
- The Cinema Celebration
For photos of the 50th Reunion:
Class Advisory Board Established
The Class of 1968 leadership team has established a Class Advisory Board. The Board and the Honorary Vice Presidents will be welcomed into office at the Legacy Garden Ceremonies on Saturday, November 10th. Officers and members of the Advisory Board are as follows:
- Alex Conroy: President
- Mia Argentieri: Vice President
- Barbara Russo Bravo: Vice President
- Douglas Cox: Vice President
- Jack Goldenberg: Associate Vice President
- Elsie Sterling Howard: Vice President
- Michael Neiditch: Vice President/communications
- Sidney Rodbell: Vice President
Honorary Vice Presidents
- Michael Crow
- David Montgomery
- Larry Nussdorf
- Gail Petty Riepe
Class Advisory Board
- Leslie Maddin-Bayer
- Frank Boka
- Karen Whitestone Carr
- Joe Cohen
- Jim Colins
- Carol Shlifer Coonley
- Robert Cort
- Bill Creeden
- Susan Croll
- Tad Decker
- Randolph Elkins
- Neal Friedlander
- Lee Gordon
- Colin Hanna
- Bill Herrmann
- Diane McClure Holsenbeck
- Beth Hurwich
- Joe Hurwich
- Carolyn Marcus Jacobs
- Marilyn Kanas
- Michael Kanas
- Betsy Scott Kleeblatt
- Jack Lehman III
- Mike Levy
- Peter Marvin
- Larry Miller
- Donald Morrison
- Phyllis Ettinger Rodbell
- Betty Ostrov Rothschild
- Rich Sabreen
- Lionel Schooler
- Mona Shangold
- Fran Poeppelmeier Sheeley
- Janet Oberlander Simons
- Win Walp
- Marilyn Kramer Weitzman