The Philanthropic Assembly proudly continues the rebellious tradition of Society father David Gillespie, who led the organization to break away from the Debating Society just twenty-nine days after its foundation. The Phis follow the ideal of libertas (hinting at a long-standing point of disagreement between the two Societies) in addition to the old Di values of virtus and scientia. Phi President Dylan Heneghan currently leads the Phis in the continual search for self-betterment. Find a list of current active Philanthropic Senators below. The Philanthropic Constitution may be viewed here.

 

 

 


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Caleb Shuda, Senator

Senior | Public Policy and PWAD
Joined: October 29th, 2018

“There is no god.”

– Kazuya Kinoshita


Hanna Tischer, Senator

Senior | Mathematics and Chemistry
Joined: December 3rd, 2018

“I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul”

William Ernest Henley


Hanna Berg, Senator

Senior | Public Policy
Joined: February 11th, 2019

“Giving up is an important part of cooking”

-Anna Fiore


Cordelia Gilligan, Critic

Senior | Political Science and History
Joined: February 18th, 2019

“One of the poets, whose name I cannot recall, has a passage, which I am unable at the moment to remember, in one of his works, which for the time being has slipped my mind, which hits off admirably this age-old situation.”

-P. G. Wodehouse, The Long Hole


Jia Chun Xie, Senator

Senior | Biomedical Engineering
Joined: March 25th, 2019

“Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

-Dylan Thomas


Chloe Lindberg, Senator

Senior | Biology and Chemistry
Joined: April 8th, 2019

Let us endeavor to live so that when we die even the undertaker will be sorry.”

-Mark Twain


Holly Lockhead, Senator

Senior | Religious Studies
Joined: April 15th, 2019

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”

-Audre Lorde


Andrew Shaw, Sargeant at Arms

Senior | Political Science and Communications
Joined: September 30, 2019

“He was alone. He was desperately lonely.”

-Thomas Wolfe


Dylan Heneghan, Phi President

Senior | Political Science and Communications
Joined: September 30, 2019

“The most perceptive character in a play is the fool, because the ,am who wishes to seem simple cannot possibly be a simpleton.”

-Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


Allison Carpenter, Senator

Senior | Business Administration and Contemporary European Studies 
Joined: October 28, 2019

“I believe that the presidential term should be limited.”

-Vladimir Putin


Robert Jones III, Senator

Senior | Public Policy and Economics
Joined: February 24, 2020

“Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair; more just society”

Congressman John Lewis


 

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Caroline Pharr, Historian

Senior | Environmental Studies and Public Policy
Joined: March 2nd, 2020

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

-Helen Keller


Angus Ewington, Clerk

Junior | Philosophy and Mathematics 
Joined: August 9th, 2020

“Rampant technology eliminates luxury, but not by declaring privilege a human right; rather, it does so by both raising the general standard of living and cutting off the possibility of fulfillment.”

-Theodore W. Adorno


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Bryson Piscitelli, Senator

Junior | Contemporary European Studies and Peace, War, and Defense
Joined: August 28th, 2020

“Nor in the palmy days of Rome’s power and grandeur did the ‘I am a Roman Citizen’ command more of confidence and respect, than ‘I am a Member of the Philanthropic Society’ does for me.”

-William Rufus DeVane King, Vice President of the United States


Addie Wilson, Senator

Senior | Physics, German, and Mathematics
Joined: October 25th, 2020


James Crescenzi, Senator

Junior | Political Science, Mathematics, and Music
Joined: November 1st, 2020


Andrew Spratley, Senator

Sophomore | Physics and Public Policy
Joined: April 22, 2021


Madeline Nielsen, Senator

Junior | Latin and Entrepreneurship
Joined: April 29, 2021