University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn), one of the eight members of the Ivy League, is a private research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and is one of several institutions that claims to have been the first university in America. Penn is also one of the Colonial Colleges.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

$3,367,434 Given
Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4 2013
  • Top Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for University of Pennsylvania Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$4,809,613 Spent
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of University of Pennsylvania

View all lobbying data for University of Pennsylvania Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 868 dockets; Submitted to 50 dockets
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All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.

updated daily from Regulations.gov by way of Docket Wrench

The tables show occurrences of "University of Pennsylvania" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.

Federal Spending

944 grants; 6 contracts
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Federal grants, contracts and loans are reported by federal agencies using the FPDS and FAADS systems. The data is made available to the public at USASpending.gov. Please note that the completeness and quality of the data varies greatly by agency.

Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.

Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.

covers through USASpending.gov's Sept. 15, 2012 release for contracts and Oct. 19, 2012 for grants.

Note: Company names in federal spending data are not standardized. The table below is included only as a sample of what is available in the data and has not been reviewed for accuracy or completeness. To investigate the data further, use the links at the bottom of the table.

Type Recipient Name Year Agency Description Amount
grant
University Of Pennsylvania Inc 2005 Dept Of The Army BIOLOGICAL AND FUNCTIONAL IMAGING APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING BREAST CANCER METASTASIS, PROGRESSION AND RESPONSE TO THERAPY $9,999,995
grant
University Of Pennsylvania 2011 National Institutes Of Health INSTITUTIONAL CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD $9,885,103
grant
University Of Pennsylvania 2012 National Institutes Of Health INSTITUTIONAL CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD $9,885,102
grant
University Of Pennsylvania 2006 National Institutes Of Health $9,627,439
contract
University Of Pennsylvania Incorporated 2006 Veterans Affairs, Department Of CARDIAC SURGERY SERVICES $9,600,000
grant
University Of Pennsylvania Inc 2005 Dept Of The Army DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTILEAF COLLIMATOR FOR PROTON RADIOTHERAPY $8,138,997
grant
University Of Pennsylvania 2011 National Institutes Of Health ABRAMSON CANCER CENTER SUPPORT GRANT $7,696,742
grant
University Of Pennsylvania 2008 National Institutes Of Health ABRAMSON CANCER CENTER OF THE U OF P CORE SUPPORT GRANT $7,326,647
grant
University Of Pennsylvania 2010 National Institutes Of Health TESTERONE TRIAL $7,282,788
grant
University Of Pennsylvania 2007 National Institutes Of Health ABRAMSON CANCER CENTER OF THE U OF P CORE SUPPORT GRANT $7,282,327
View all grant & loan data for University of Pennsylvania View all contract data for University of Pennsylvania Sources: USASpending.gov

EPA Violations

2 Enforcement Actions
Information

Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.

Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.

For more information see our EPA methodology page.

covers through EPA's October 19, 2011 release
Case Name Defendant Date Locations Amount
Carolina Transformer Company Trustee Of The University Of Pennsylvania (+151 others) 2008 Fayetteville, Nc $12,381,948
Pcb Treatment, Inc. University Of Pennsylvania (+381 others) 2004 Kansas City, Ks; ... $1,916,377
View all EPA violations data for University of Pennsylvania Sources: EPA ECHO Enforcement Data

Advisory Committees

890 people on 256 committees
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Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.

The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.

covers through 2011

Table shows employees of "University of Pennsylvania" that sat on federal advisory committees.

  • Agency
  • Representation
  • Toggle National Science Foundation 373 people on 93 committees
  • Toggle Department of Health and Human Services 428 people on 123 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Humanities 63 people on 1 committee
  • Toggle Department of Veterans Affairs 7 people on 6 committees
  • Toggle Department of Defense 7 people on 8 committees
  • Toggle Department of Energy 5 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Environmental Protection Agency 5 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Department of Education 4 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle National Endowment for the Arts 3 people on 3 committees
  • Toggle Department of State 3 people on 3 committees
View all advisory committee data for University of Pennsylvania