Through the generosity of David J. Leibman, C'82, and his wife, Julie Kantrowitz Leibman, a seed fund has been established for projects under the direction of the Penn Libraries that will provide for the needs of West Philadelphia schoolchildren.

The Leibman family has a long history of support of the Penn Libraries' primary mission to provide access to information for the Penn scholarly community. The family is equally passionate about equipping schoolchildren with the tools they need to be successful learners throughout their lifetimes. Their support enables the launch of a number of initiatives, from providing immediate financial support to existing school programs to creating an endowed fund for the expansion of the program in experimental, innovative ways.