Ari Johnson, C'01, TEP Brother
(1980 - 2013)
Ari Johnson, beloved son, Penn alumnus, and a respected brother of the Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity, tragically and inexplicably took his own life on February 15, 2013. The impact of his death upon his loved ones and the community of friends and colleagues who were touched by Ari, inspired them to remember his life in a meaningful way that would have lasting significance. Born to Lillian Page Johnson and Leslie S. Johnson in Wynnewood, PA, Ari was a "lifer" at The Haverford School for Boys, attending from kindergarten to 12th grade. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and enjoyed a career in sports marketing and promotion. His bright smile was infectious, and he was known among family and friends for his exuberant personality and his ability to bring people together. In tribute to his life, the creation of the Ari Johnson Memorial Scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania, will make it possible for future generations of bright students like Ari to pursue their dreams of an Ivy League education.