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Another UPenn donor announces end of financial support after school’s response to Hamas terrorist attacks

Another University of Pennsylvania donor, David Magerman, sent a letter to the school announcing they would be halting his donations to the university in the wake of the Hamas terrorist attacks carried out against Israel. 

In a letter he shared on LinkedIn on Tuesday, Magerman wrote that he was “ashamed” to be associated with the university following the “Palestine Writes” festival that took place on campus in September. 

“I am deeply ashamed of my association with the University of Pennsylvania. I refuse to donate another dollar to Penn. There is no action anyone at Penn can take to change that. I’m not asking for any actions. You have shown me who you are. My only remaining hope is that all self-respecting Jews, and all moral citizens of the world, dissociate themselves from Penn,” the letter, dated October 15, said. 

Several groups at the university previously held a “Palestine Writes” festival on campus in September, which included speakers that had a history of antisemitic comments.

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The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. Photographer: Hannah Beier/Bloomberg via Getty Images (Hannah Beier/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

 

Fox News’ Emma Colton and Jeffery Clark contributed to this report.

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Hanna Panreck is an associate editor at Fox News.

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