The Kindness of Strangers

Diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia, alumna Ruthie Spector faced long odds but was saved by an experimental drug treatment that made a bone marrow transplant possible. The donor drive organized in her behalf will save many more lives in the years to come.

The Good Citizen

When asked why he gave, the late Walter Annenberg—Penn’s largest benefactor, who for years headed the list of Most Generous Americans—always said, “Because it’s the right thing to do.”