Penn Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy (AHEAD)
AHEAD Microgiving Campaign

For many years, we - as individual scholars and practitioners - have been conducting research and working alongside college and university leaders and public policymakers with the goal of creating more accessible, more effective, and more democratic higher education institutions.

We launched Penn AHEAD (Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy) in January 2014 to increase the reach and impact of our individual efforts.
AHEAD is a collaborative enterprise that involves seven Penn GSE faculty. We seek to advance the contributions of higher education in the U.S. and other nations through four sets of inter-related activities:
producing high-quality research that identifies effective policies and practices;
building the capacity of higher education institutions through technical assistance;
providing short-term training and development for higher education leaders; and
leading the conversation about the importance of - and effective approaches to - advancing these public contributions.
This Microgiving campaign is designed to support new and emerging initiatives that advance AHEAD's mission:
Roundtables that convene leaders to understand complex problems and their solutions.

Visiting Scholar Program that annually offers a scholar/practitioner a professional home, collegial support a travel stipend and office space to conduct research and generate new thinking about higher education's public purposes.

What's AHEAD: Key Trends quarterly poll that generates timely information useful to practitioners, researchers, and others concerned about the future of higher education. Poll results to date appear on AHEAD's website: and Facebook page.

Please visit AHEAD's website at for additional information.
Microgiving at Penn GSE
Microgiving at Penn GSE champions the power of small gifts to make a big difference in the education community. We hope you will support Penn AHEAD's efforts to promote the public purposes of higher education in fostering open, equitable, and democratic societies.

Please click the donate button at the top right corner of this page. Please also tell us why you support efforts to advance the public purposes of higher education.

Thank you for your support.
    Donation messages
    Thanks for your good work and all best wishes as you pursue new research initiatives. --Dr. Lawrence Ward
    I wish AHEAD success in its efforts to impact the development of higher education around the world. --Mr. Kevin Hudson
    Can't wait to see the excting work you will be doing! --Dr. Luciana Dar
    Happy to support the work of Dr. Perna and her team to understand and promote the social contribution of higher education. You have been a positive influence in my life and in higher education. Keep up the great work! --Dr. Kathleen Dean
    Matt - I'm looking forward to learning more about your exciting projects. Per --Dr. Perry Monastero
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    Fundraising goal $10,000.00
    Participation Goal 100 Donors
    Recent donations (145 donations)
    Name DescendingX Amount
    Dr. Phil Schubert
    Dr. Lawrence Ward $250.00
    Dr. Peter Grant Jordan $250.00
    Ms. Abby Shepherd
    Dr. David Soo
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    Top donors (145 donations)
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       Dr. Karen Weaver
       Dr. Eric Kaplan
    Dr. Kathleen Gaval
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       Dr. Lawrence Ward    $250.00
    Dr. Laura Perna

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