Bread Upon the Waters Scholarship Fund
Bread Upon the Waters Scholarship Fund

In memory of Elin Danien
We are sad to report the passing of our founder and guiding light, Elin Danien.

Thanks to Elin, the Bread Upon the Waters Scholarship Fund provides women over the age of 30 with the chance to earn their undergraduate degrees at the College of Liberal and Professional Studies at Penn Arts and Sciences. Bread scholars come from a variety of backgrounds and interests. They have all sorts of careers and home lives. What they share is the desire to get a top-level education, and a financial situation that prevents them from reaching that goal.

Elin enrolled at Penn as a 46-year-old freshman and graduated seven years later summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Her academic awakening and positive experience as an older woman student led her to establish the scholarship to help other nontraditional students realize their dreams.

For more than 30 years, the fund has supported over 100 scholars, many of whom have graduated with honors. It continues to assist 25 academically gifted women each year on their journey to complete their undergraduate degrees. The scholarship relies on annual donations to ensure that current students have the resources to achieve their goals.

In memory of Elin, please help us celebrate this unique program with a donation in support of our Bread scholars. Your gift will acknowledge the wonderful and inspiring life of our founder while making a difference in the life of a woman who is on her way to a Penn degree!
You can make your donation online through this giving page.

If you prefer, you can send a check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania to University of Pennsylvania, Office of the Treasurer, PO Box 71332, Philadelphia, PA 19176-9913. Please include "Bread Upon the Waters" in the memo.

For additional information, please contact Laura Weber at or 215-898-5262.
Donation messages
Erin Beck --Carol Baier
You are a true inspiration, Paula! --Ms. Elizabeth Proffitt
I will be eternally grateful to Elin and all those who believed in me. I was given a chance to see my potential is limitless. I want others to see their potential too! --Jo-Ann
In memory of Kathleen Lutz, mother of my friend and Bread Upon The Waters scholar Kathleen Lutz Mulholland. --Mr. dave worrell
The docents have a special place in their hearts for Elin --The docents from Penn Museum
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Bread founder, Elin Danien, CGS'82, G'89, GR'98
  Bread alumna Maura Collinsgru, LPS'12  
Recent donations (40 donations)
Name DescendingX Amount
Elizabeth Hess $100.00
Nierman $100.00
Tracey Quillen CGS '91 $100.00
Carol Baier $25.00
David Bushnell and KimPelkey $300.00
Recent donations
Top donors (40 donations)
Theresa Mann
Theresa Mann $750.00
Katherine Moore This amount includes donations indented below
Ellen Varet Bock $500.00
Ms. Jean Craig

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