Founded in 1955, the Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) recognizes leadership donors that make gifts or pledge payments of $2,500 or more each year to a Penn Dental Medicine annual giving fund. Gifts to Penn Dental Medicine at the Benjamin Franklin Society level impact the School in a variety of ways providing the flexibility to meet the short- and long-term needs of our students. Members are an inspiration to fellow classmates and alumni and are honored annually in the Penn Dental Medicine Alumni Giving Report, on the University’s People Supporting Penn website, and with invitations to special BFS events throughout the year.

For more information about joining the Benjamin Franklin Society, please contact Sarah Burton Flynn, Director of Strategic Development & Alumni Relations, at or 215-898-3542.


Benjamin Franklin Society Levels of Support

Gift Amount
Ambassador $25,000 and above
Founder $10,000 to $24,999
Fellow $5,000 to $9,999
Associate $2,500 to $4,999


Young Benjamin Franklin Society Levels of Support

Recent graduates of Penn Dental Medicine can be recognized for their unrestricted donations through the “Young Benjamin Franklin Society.” It is our hope that through the Young BFS program, we can forge life-long links with our recent graduates and keep them engaged as valuable members of the Penn Dental Medicine community. Young BFS levels are as follows:

Gift Amount
10-14 Years since Graduation $1,000 and above
5-9 Years since Graduation $500 and above
0-4 Years since Graduation $250 and above


For More Information

Sarah Burton Flynn
Director, Strategic Development & Alumni Relations
Penn Dental Medicine