Scholarship Development Council

Scholarships provide access for deserving students to a Philadelphia University education and the promise it holds. The goal of the Scholarship Development Council is to promote existing scholarships and to market and establish new endowed scholarships by helping to identify and cultivate prospects and, as appropriate, solicit gifts. The Council will also help to steward donors by planning events that bring them together on campus as well as with their scholarship recipients.

For more information, please contact Jesse R. Shafer, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, at 215.951.2850 or


Irving R. Gerber ’69, Chair
Equal Employment Opportunities Manager (Retired)
United Parcel Service Metro Philadelphia District
Gerber Family Scholarship



Janet L. Brady ’78, M’99 
Associate Professor of Engineering
Philadelphia University



Lisa J. Cooper 
Director of Financial Aid
Philadelphia University


Peggy Goutmann 
Associate Professor Emeritus of Textiles 
Philadelphia University
Peggy Goutmann Scholarship


Lawrence M. Karlin ’50 
Principal (Retired)
Integrity Textiles, Inc.
Larry Karlin Scholarship


David L. Morgan ’65 
Dialogue Power Consultants, LLC
Carolina Alumni Scholarship