1vyG Conference Fund
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Fundraising goal $10,000.00
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Ms. Mayumi Hirtzel $150.00
Jamie-Lee Josselyn $50.00
Susie Lee $500.00
Ben Sprung $25.00
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Susie Lee $500.00
Ms. Mayumi Hirtzel $150.00
Jamie-Lee Josselyn $50.00
Ben Sprung $25.00
Support the 2018 1vyG Conference at Penn!

Bringing first-generation students together
Penn has been selected to host the fourth annual 1vyG Conference on February 16-18, 2018. 1vyG is the largest first-generation low-income (FGLI) student conference in the country, and is the first national conference dedicated to bringing together communities of diverse, first-generation students from across the Ivy League and more than a dozen peer institutions. The 2018 theme is "Focusing on the Future: Developing Leadership, Institutional Change, and Post-Graduation Success as a First-Gen Student."

The conference is expected to draw up to 500 students, staff, and alumni. Planners anticipate welcoming at least 325 students from Penn and peer institutions. During the conference, participants will share best practices for creating positive change within their university communities. Students will also discuss their academic and career trajectories while considering how their first-generation student status may affect them in the future.
A place in Penn's history
1vyG has an important place in the history of Penn's FGLI community. The 13 student founders of Penn First met each other at the inaugural 1vyG Conference in 2015. That strong leadership and advocacy led to the opening of the First-Generation, Low-Income (FGLI) Student Program in the fall of 2016. The FGLI Program is based inside the Greenfield Intercultural Center and provides tailored programming, advising, free textbooks, a community kitchen, and emergency assistance.
You can help!
Student organizers seek contributions from Penn alumni and friends to help offset conference expenses. Costs will include food (keynote dinner and lunch), facilities/AV/labor, conference giveaways, programs, and modest stipends/assistance for speakers. A gift of any size will be a vote of confidence in Penn's incredible FGLI student leaders, who are devoting countless hours to putting on a phenomenal conference.

Any funds raised beyond the cost of the conference will go toward ongoing efforts to support first-generation low-income students at Penn.
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