The voices of Philadelphia School District students and the quality of their education ought to be the moral compass for the city, including its wealthy nonprofits.
The Philadelphia Inquirer went on record yesterday with an editorial calling upon the University of Pennsylvania to make an annual payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) to support Philadelphia’s public schools.
Penn and other institutions should be willing to discuss property tax exemptions | Philadelphia Inquirer
Avoiding this conversation ignores the extraordinary reckoning about race, equity, and justice now energizing the Penn community and others across the city and the nation.
More than 900 faculty and staff members at the University of Pennsylvania have signed a petition calling on the school to make payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs) that would support Philadelphia public schools.
Faculty, alumni pressure Penn to make payments to support Philly schools in push for ‘racial and economic justice’ | Philadelphia Inquirer
Penn is “denying our city’s children, teachers, and staff millions of dollars they need and deserve,” one professor said.
Philadelphia Activists Call on Penn to Pay Partial Property Tax to City – Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly
In Philadelphia, a dispute over a nonprofit university’s contribution-or lack thereof- to city coffers heats up.
At the University of Pennsylvania, a growing group of faculty and staff are for the first time issuing a collective call for for the Ivy League institution to eschew its privilege as a tax-exempt nonprofit and start paying at least part of what it would otherwise owe in property taxes annually to Philadelphia’s chronically underfunded public school system.
What exactly are PILOTs, why doesn’t Penn pay them, and where does that money go instead? The Daily Pennsylvanian has answers to all of those questions and more – here is everything you need to know about the relationship between Penn and PILOTs.
More than 500 faculty and staff members at the University of Pennsylvania have signed a petition calling on the school to make payments in lieu of taxes supporting the Philadelphia public schools – a campaign that has escalated in light of national protests demanding attention to racism and inequality.