Author Archives: Therese Marmion

Left Behind

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Some parents might find it difficult to let go of their children’s possessions–toys, trophies, mix tapes–when the kids move out and begin lives on their own. However, Carl Weiss, a member of the Museum’s Director’s Council, and his wife Andy decided to have some fun with an object left behind by their daughter, Alissa, C06. […]

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Giving Thanks

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I thought I’d highlight the fact that our 2009 – 2010 Annual Report was just published.  It is a piece that the Penn Museum produces every year whose primary purpose is to say thank you–to our many supporters, donors, members, leaders, and volunteers.  It is a beautiful publication, […]

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Outreach

I just spent this beautiful day in the sunshine at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard.  Do Development professionals have glamorous lives or what?  There was a wonderful and well-attended event at the Naval Surface Warfare Center for their employees.  They called this multicultural event “Diversity Through the Arts.”  The Penn Museum was one of only a few […]

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This Doesn’t Happen Every Day

A few months ago, I received my favorite kind of phone call.  It was from a nice man named Warren Kamensky.  He simply and matter-of-factly said, “I was a volunteer at the Museum for many years, and I want to make a gift to the Museum.”  In the world of Development, this kind of thing […]

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