The Penn Club's Ben's Birthday Bash Brunch 2015

Date and Time
Sunday, June 7, 2015
11:00am— 1:30pm
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Allegheny HYP Club

Please join the Penn Club in celebrating Ben Franklin's 309th Birthday with a delicious brunch and presentation by Dan Garofalo, the University of Pennsylvania’s Environmental Sustainability Director.

73.jpgPlease join members, current Penn students, newly admitted students to the Penn Class of 2019, Penn Parents, guests, and friends of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Western PA and the Wharton Club of Western Pennsylvania, as we proudly welcome all University of Pennsylvania Alumni, Past, Present, and Future (Penn Class of 2019 Admittees), to celebrate Ben Franklin's 309th birthday and his greatest achievement: the founding of the University of Pennsylvania! 

We are honored to have as our speaker, Dan Garofalo, Environmental Sustainability Director at the University of Pennsylvania.

A native of Montvale, New Jersey, Dan moved to West Philadelphia in 1985 and joined Penn Facilities and Real Estate Services in 2001 as a planner and architect. He received a bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia, a master's degree in Architecture from Penn’s School of Design, and a master’s degree in Government Administration from Penn’s Fels Institute of Government.

Dan served twice as a Peace Corps volunteer, first in Malawi as the architect in charge of design for the capital city of Lilongwe from 1992 to 1994, and later on a three-month assignment in Sri Lanka to assist in disaster recovery after the tsunami in 2005.  Dan is a LEED accredited architect and a founding member of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, where he currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors. He is also the founder of Community Design Collaborative, Philadelphia’s pro-bono design center.

In April 2008, Dan was named the University’s first Environmental Sustainability Coordinator in response to President Amy Gutmann’s 2007 signing of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment.


"An Investment in Knowledge Always Pays the Best Interest"--Benjamin Franklin


Date and Times:
Sunday, June 7, 2015

11:00 AM - 12 Noon EDT: Main Brunch

12:15 PM - 12:30 EDT: Penn Club Announcements and 2015/2016 Election

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM EDT: Featured Speaker - Dan Garofalo of the University of Pennsylvania


Topic: Environmental Sustainability Efforts at Penn and Beyond


Allegheny HYP Club
619 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: 412-281-5858



Election of Penn Club Officers for 2015/2016: 
• The Slate of Candidates will be Emailed Prior to Ben's Bash 2015 
• Voting will be Available by Email Before the Event and In Person for Current Penn Club Members


Crab Benedict 
French Toast baked with fresh berries
Maple Bacon 
Assorted Bagels
Cream Cheese and Fruit Spread
Smoked Salmon with Chives & Capers
Chicken Roulades with sage and prosciutto
Mixed Seasonal Vegetables
Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary
Chef’s Homemade Tiramisu
Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Orange and Cranberry Juice

Cash Bar in Main Dining Room during Entire Event



  • Standard Alumni and Current Penn Student Registration: $65/per person
  • Class of 2019 Admittee Registration: Free
  • Sponsorship of an Admittee of Penn's Class of 2019 (Voluntary Contribution): $50
  • Penn Parents, Guests, and Friends of Penn Registration: $65/per person

*Penn alumni and current Penn students purchasing a standard ticket will receive a complimentary 1-year membership to the Penn Club of Western PA for the 2015/2016 Club year (Ben's Bash 2015 to Ben's Bash 2016).



If you have any questions about this event, please contact Donald Bonk, President of the Penn Club of Western PA, at [email protected].

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