The Orrery Society supports the enhancement and preservation of digital and print collections at the Penn Libraries. Named for the David Rittenhouse Orrery, which maps the movements of the solar system, the Society is dedicated to the memory of Martin Meyerson, former President of Penn, President of the Friends of the Library, and a consummate library supporter.
The Orrery Society has two major objectives:
Membership in the Orrery Society is open to:
Orrery Society Members with collection endowment funds at the $50,000+ level receive an annual report on acquisitions made through their fund, a dedicated stewardship web page, and electronic bookplate recognition in the Franklin catalogue records. Orrery Society Members are also invited to the Annual Gathering of the Orrery Society, which showcases collections and scholarship at Penn.
Orrery Society Volunteer LeadershipMargy Ellin Meyerson, G'93, Honorary Chair
Deborah Wharton Lippincott, C'76, PAR'13, PAR'15, Co-Chair
Marilyn Weitzman Kahn, CW'68, G'69, Co-Chair
Regional Advisory Council of New YorkJames Blank, C'88
Wendy Commins Holman, W'97
Jon Jachman, W'99
Julia Lang Mally, W'83, PAR'13, PAR'15
Candice Wang Willoughby, C'97
Mina Wattenberg, C'94