Nancy L. Blank
The Robert S. Blank Presidential Professorship was established in 2017 by Nancy L. Blank in memory of her husband, Robert S. Blank, L’65. Mr. Blank was an Emeritus Trustee at Penn. He was also an Emeritus Member of the Penn Medicine Board and of the Board of Advisors of Penn’s Law School, and was a former member of the Wharton School’s Board of Advisors. The Blanks generously supported initiatives across the University including Penn Law, Wharton, Penn Medicine, and Penn Arts and Sciences. Their three children are also Penn graduates and supporters: Wendy Blank Chaikin, C’98; Samuel A. Blank, C’01; and Matthew S. Blank, C’03, L’07, WG’07.