Civic and Community Engagement

Why Penn made a $100 million donation to Philadelphia Public Schools

Activist leaders on campus and across the city have called for a donation like this for a long time. They want Penn to pay payments in lieu of taxes, known as PILOTs, calling foul on the regulations that allow a nonprofit that owns $3.2 billion in city real estate to skip property taxes. Like the tax dollars contributed by other property owners in the city, their payments could go towards public schools and infrastructure. | From: WHYY (Read more.)