Penn Wharton School Receives $5 Million for Public Policy Initiative

Penn Wharton School Receives $5 Million for Public Policy Initiative

The University of Pennsylvania has announced a $5 million commitment to the Wharton School from alumni David J. Trone (WG '85) and June Malament Trone (WG '85).

The gift will establish the Trone Family Public Policy Initiative Fund in support of the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative (PPI), a hub for public policy research and education focused on fostering better-informed policy making on issues related to business and the economy. With offices in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., PPI provides summer internship programming, an honors certificate program for students interested in domestic public policy and the economy, and lectures featuring members of Congress and other policy leaders.

"Our family put careful thought and consideration into finding an opportunity to make a strong impact at Wharton by supporting an area of great interest to us – we’re delighted to have found this in the Penn Wharton PPI," said David Trone, co-founder of Total Wine & More."It’s our pleasure to be able to work with the PPI, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact of the PPI on both the university’s students and on advancing fact-driven policy making in Washington, D.C."