Penn Club of Chicago

Dear Fellow Chicago Quaker,

Interested in meeting your fellow Quakers in Chicago? Reminiscing about your days in the Quad? Connecting with industry pioneers or community leaders? Or maybe watching Penn's team beat Princeton's? You've come to the right place.

The Penn Club of Chicago represents and serves the roughly 3,000 Penn Alumni in Chicagoland, from recent graduates of the Class of 2016 to distinguished members of the Sages. The Penn Club of Chicago's mission is to create a community, in Chicago, for all alumni, incorporating social, educational, and professional activities that encompass the Penn spirit and bring awareness of Penn to the greater Chicago area.

We are supported by our members and by a wonderful volunteer leadership board. We couldn't do it without them! If you're interested in becoming more involved, we'd love to have you join the board. Please contact me for more information.

Please check the website for additional events in our area.

In Penn,

Eric Williams, CAS'89


Want to be become a member of the Penn Club of Chicago? Now you can! You can become a member on two levels: our Regular membership for $25/year, or our Ben Franklin membership for $50/year. Go to our website ( and click on "Membership" at the lower left hand side of the page for details.  

Most importantly, we want to make it clear that we appreciate your support of the PCOC. It's because of you and your fellow members that the PCOC is as active and successful as it is. Thanks as always, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!

--The Penn Club of Chicago Team

President, Penn Club of Chicago

Eric Williams, CAS'89

(CAS'89) Eric has been an active member of the Penn Club of Chicago since 2007, joined the board in 2010, and became President in 2017.  He is a native Chicagoan and graduated from Penn with a B.A. in Economics. Eric worked in the banking industry for about 20 years before moving to the not-for-profit sector in 2016.  He is currently employed as the Director of Housing with the Far South Community Development Corporation but in his spare time, he is also a part-time musician (bassist) and plays/preforms at various venues around the city and suburbs. Eric also owns and operates Homes R' Us, LLC a real estate investment company that owns and manages rental property in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. He lives in Beverly with his wife, Liane, and their two sons Jacob and Isaiah. 

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