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OUR MISSION

Common Cents is Wharton’s first initiative focused on promoting personal finance literacy among Wharton MBAs and the broader philadelphia community. Our mission is to create an environment that allows for meaningful discussions around topics and developments related to personal finance. By empowering students and community members with fundamental knowledge and providing them with resources for planning and creating a secure financial future, we hope to elevate awareness around personal finance.

 

OUR TEAM

KATE KERWIN
VP MEMBER EVENTS AND EDUCATION
NIKKI BOWSER
DIRECTOR MEMBER EVENTS AND ED
LAURA GENTILE
CO - PRESIDENT
KATE PIERCE
CO - PRESIDENT
JON MESADIEU
VP COMMUNITY OUTREACH
ARELENE WANG
VP COMMUNITY OUTREACH
KELLY HERRING
VP MEMBER RELATIONS AND CONTENT
EMILY KOENIG
VP TREASURY AND SOCIAL
DAPHNE WU
DIRECTOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH
DIANA WALDRON
VP COMMUNITY OUTREACH
RACHAEL COHEN
DIRECTOR MEMBER RELATIONS AND CONTENT
NICO BERGMANN
DIRECTOR MEMBER EVENTS AND ED
MICHELE DRAGOESCU
DIRECTOR MEMBER RELATIONS AND CONTENT
JAMIE WEIL
DIRECTOR TREASURY AND SOCIAL
 

OUR

STORY

We believe that financial health is just as important as an individual’s physical well-being. Establishing a sound understanding of personal finance enables any one of us to dream bigger, accomplish more, and take on calculated risks.

 

Founded in Fall 2016, Wharton Common Cents originated as the first initiative focused on promoting personal finance literacy among Wharton MBA's, and the first-ever graduate personal finance club at a business school. What began as an initiative for our MBA peers has gradually evolved to also serve the broader Pennsylvania community. After all, matters pertaining to money are industry agnostic; therefore, the more individuals we empower, the better.

 

We are very proud of the strong reception and participation from our classmates, faculty, alums, and administration. Their support and belief in our mission has helped us achieve key milestones in a short period of time. Furthermore, we are encouraged by the growth of our membership to nearly 700 students.  Our members are both first and second-year MBA students, Executive MBA students, MBA Exchange students, Partners, and students from other graduate schools at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

With this momentum, we are excited to grow the presence of our club and help make personal finance “Common Cents.”

CONTACT

We would love to hear from you!​  

 

Please email us at commoncents@wharton.upenn.edu.