summergala14th Annual Wharton/Penn Summer Dinner

Summer is here! Join us for the Wharton SoCal Summer Gala! This beachfront party features a gorgeous bar and buffet, outdoor seating on the sand, music and ocean breezes. You simply cannot miss the fun.

We've rented a swanky private beach club, hired an outrageously talented chef, booked the grooviest musical band in the land and ordered up scads of the finest rum, spirits and wine.  All that's left is for you to join us and enjoy a mid-summer night's escape!   

Meet new students, rekindle old friendships, welcome new alumni and have a drink with a favorite professor.  Network (and dance) like no one is watching and generally hang out with fellow alums and have a great time.  We've sold out the event for the past decade so buy your tickets now and join us for this year's party!

joanadamshewittJoining us from the Wharton School
Welcome special guest Joan Adams Hewitt, Director, Alumni Relations, Reunion & Classes. Alumni relations is constantly evolving, this is an excellent opportunity to network and learn the resources available to stay connected to our strong alumni network.

Musical Guest: Professional Folk
Performing everything from Folk, 80/90's Alternative, Indie, and the most current Top 40's music, we are sure you will enjoy Aubrey (left) and Lucas Last (center with guitar) and their original and unique take on all your favorite music!

Logistics and other particulars:
Where:  Jonathan Club - 850 Palisades Beach Road.
When:  Thursday, July 20th from 6pm - 10pm  
Dinner: Includes a buffet  + 2 drinks + coffee/tea and dessert
Drinks: Two drinks are included. Additional drinks are available at the event, wine/beer $7 or cocktails $8.  Or buy advance drink tickets online for $6. Make sure to purchase them in addition to your ticket/membership.
Parking:  Parking is included at the Club with your ticket purchase. Additional details will be posted to this site prior to the event.

Entertainment: Live music: featured performances will be announced closer to the event. Know a musician or live band? Email us with your suggestions!

Bonfire: Enjoy the end of the evening around a beach bonfire
Attire: Summer business casual. No shorts, t-shirts, or flip flops. Portions of the event will be on the club's gorgeous private beach so bring shoes that can get sandy.  Remember this is L.A.  - so  bring something warm for when the sun goes down.  Also, and this is important, there is no cell phone use allowed and smoking is not tolerated.

This event is only open to Wharton and Penn Alumni, students, and families.  Not a member yet?  Take advantage of our 1-year club membership + dinner package!  NOTE:  You must first be signed in to Wharton Connect before you can purchase your tickets.

Click here to register

Help us celebrate another fantastic year together!  Hope to see you there! Any questions? Please email us.
Sponsorship opportunities are available - please contact Erika J. Siegel for more information.