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The 1887 Society

In 1887, Penn Provost William Pepper persuaded the University Trustees to construct a building to house artifacts from the Nippur excavations (now located in modern day Iraq), thus beginning the long tradition of the Penn Museum. Loyal members and donors of the Museum who have made gifts for ten or more consecutive years are an integral part of that long tradition, and are honored by induction into The 1887 Society.

We recognize with sincere thanks the following individual Museum members and donors for the constancy of their support throughout the last decade and, in many cases, far longer.


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Anonymous (2)
Elie M. Abemayor, M.D., C78, and Judith Abemayor
Anne M. and Carl Adamczyk
H. M. Addkison, Jr.
Juliet Alexander
Ann H. Allison
Lorraine H. Altrichter
Janet Kestenberg Amighi and Lawrence Davidson
Brian D. Ampolsk
Janet M. Andereck
Jean Anderson
Lloyd B. Anderson
Nathalie F. Anderson
Audrey Krauss Angelides, M.D., PAR
David Anstice and Ana-Maria Zaugg
Edith Arenas
Clara F. Armstrong, M.D., and Clay M. Armstrong, M.D.
Julia Ashbey and William N. Ashbey, W55, PAR
Wendy Ashmore, Ph.D., GR81
Barbara Auerbach
Deborah L. Augusta
Jacqueline M. Axilbund

B

Jo and Walter P. Babich
Mrs. Joel Bachman
Anders Back and Pam Kosty
Wendy J. Bacon, C78, GR07
Mrs. Francis J. Bagnell
Eileen Baird
Sylva C. Baker, CW52, G53, PAR
Arthur S. Baldadian, WG68, and Kathie L. Baldadian, NU68
Aaron D. Bannett, M.D., GM50, WG79, CGS07, and Joy Bannett
Margaret E. Barclay, GAR85
Kate Barnash
Mary S. Barnette, Ph.D., GR79, and William E. Barnette, Ph.D., GR80
Beth Barry and Edward Barry, GCH57
Barbara A. Bassett
Gregory W. Batker, C82, and Dr. Suet T. Lim, G89, GR92
Lisa A. Batt
Mona N. and Robert R.* Batt
Christina M. Bauers, CW68, SW82
Ellen W. Baxter and Robert W. Kavash
Lois and Robert M. Baylis
Ann M. Beal
Fay W. Beauchamp, Ph.D., GR74, and Gary K. Beauchamp, Ph.D.
Eugene W. Beier and Virginia H. Beier, HUP62, NU70
Arlyn R. Bell, WG80, and Joy Gomez-Farrow
Ronald J. Benes
Robert J. Berkovits, EE61
Allan Bernard, W53, and Nancy Stone Bernard
Dr. Linda H. Bertland, PAR
Mary A. Betancourt and Philip P. Betancourt, Ph.D., GR70
Deborah A. and Gary Bingham
Gene B. Bishop, M.D., and Andrew M. Stone, M.D.
Tom M. Blenko
Louis S. Bluver
Susan E. Bolesta and Jane Gottfried
Marcia Bosswick
Matthew N. Boulis, M.D., and Renee G. Boulis
Betsy Bowden
Harold B. Boyd, Jr.
Arnold W. Bradburd, W49, and Julia A. Bradburd, CGS07
Luther W. Brady, M.D., RES56
Philip A. Bregy, L39
Timothy J. Brennan and Hugh T. Regan
Linda Brenner and William G. Christensen
Susan J. Bridges, Ph.D., CW74
Ira Brind, Esquire, C63, L67
Dr. Robert A. Brooks and Shirley Brooks
Nancy O. Brown, V.M.D., V73, and William J. Kay, D.V.M., WAM88
Sara M. Brown, Ph.D., GRD64
Ann B. Brownlee, Ph.D., and David B. Brownlee, Ph.D.
David L. Buch, M.D., and Annemarie Clarke
Rachel B. and Richard A. Bull
Eleanor W. Bulova and Stephen Bulova, M.D.
G. Theodore and Nancie W. Burkett
Richard J. Busis, Esquire, C75, G80, PAR
Elizabeth and John Bussard
Anne C. Butcher and McBee Butcher, C61, PAR
H. Kenneth Butera and Dr. Karol M. Wasylyshyn
Beth Howland Butler and John P. Butler III, C59

C

David J. Califf, Ph.D.
Russell J. Cardamone, Jr., Ph.D.
Robert F. Carr
John S. Carson, M.D., M50, RES55
Lee A. Casper
Raymond C. Cassidy and Susan B. Ragonesi, M.D.
Cummins Catherwood, Jr., and Susan W. Catherwood
N. S. Cawley, M.D.
Julia L. Chapman
Charlotte T. Child
Nelly and Scott J. Childress
David T. Clancy, W70, and McCarroll Sibley Clancy
Elizabeth Spiro Clark and Warren Clark, Jr.
Theodore Clattenburg, Jr.
Joan I. Coale
Joan L. Coale
Cecily Coddington
Abbi L. Cohen, Esquire, L83, and Thomas O'Connell, Esquire, PAR
Robert M. Cohen
Barbara Coleman and Elliott Coleman, M.D.
Thomas S. Coleman
Joseph E. Colen, Jr., and Mary Leach Colen, GED68
David and Nancy Colman
Patricia Conard
Marie A. Conn, Ph.D.
Byron P. Connell, C63, and Christine V. Connell
Nancy Conner
Joanne H. Conrad, C79, and William L. Conrad, PAR
Alfred D. Cook
Roger Cooper
Donna Cooper-Winter
Adrian D. Copeland, M.D., and Ellen Copeland
Connie Copp and Jeffrey O. Copp, Ph.D., PAR
Sharon K. Corbin and Ed Spector
Sheila Cosminsky, Ph.D. and Herbert Ershkowitz, Ph.D.
Robert Coughlin, Ph.D., GR64, and Louisa H. Spottswood
Zoe Coulson
Jean E. Craig, G76
James D. Crawford, Esquire, L62, and Judith N. Dean, Esquire, CW59, L62
Mary Ann Cresswell
Niki Crits
D. Michael Crow, C68, WG70
Michael R. Csensich
Ann T. Csink and John E. Linck, Jr., PAR
Ory Cuellar
William H. Cullinan
Mary E. Cunningham
Helen I. Cunningham, G88, and Theodore T. Newbold
Mark P. Curchack, Ph.D., and Peggy L. Curchack
Elizabeth C. and Herbert S. Cutler

D

Jacquelyn and William Daley
Stevan B. Dana, WG76
Barbara A. Daneluzzi
Elin C. Danien, Ph.D., CGS82, G89, GR98
L. Daniel Dannenbaum, CGS07, and Katherine Hall
Dena J. Dannenberg and James L. Dannenberg, D.D.S., D48
Kristin and Robert Davidson
Charles H. Davis, W56, WG63, and Suzanne M. Davis
Colin Dawson, GAR85, and Victoria L. Dawson, CW74, PAR
Robert W. and Susan B. Denious
Bonnie C. Derr
James J. and Linda Diamond
Harold L. Dibble, Ph.D., HOM91, and Lee Dibble, PAR
Helen K. Dixon and William J. Dixon, Jr.
Edythe M.* and Robert J. Dixson
Francis J. Dollarton, Jr., WG78, and Barbara Anne Dollarton, CW63, CGS86, GGS94
Marie Donaghay
William Michael Donato
Nancy W. Donohue
Michelle Dooley and Christopher P. Kocher, C71, GEE76
A. Webster Dougherty, Jr., C57, and Janet S. Dougherty
Cathy Drelick and Richard Kozlowski
Louisa C. Dubin
Lester D. Duman
Diana and Philip Dumont
Sally Dunham

E

Patricia Eames and Connie Hart
Marion and Robert J. Ehrlich
Cynthia J. Eiseman, Ph.D., GR79, and James Eiseman, Jr., L66
Howard J. Eisen, M.D., M81, INT84, and Judith E. Wolf, M.D., INT84
Harrison Eiteljorg II, Ph.D., GR73, and Linda I. Weiss
Beverly Elliott
Mary E. Emore, CGS70
Helen Evelev, CGS07, and Leonard Evelev, CGS07

F

George and Nancy Fago
Mary J. Fallon, G81, and Daniel Kurdilla
Cynthia A. Farrell and Marvin Schatz
Michael Feng, C79, and Winnie Chin Feng, NU79, PAR
Lily Ferry and Peter C. Ferry, C79
Robert Fine, M.D., C70, and Catherine G. Fine,Ph.D., PAR
Jeanne B. Fisher, G02
Katherine M. Fisher
Laura Fisher and Ken Lockwood
Marilyn Fishman and James P. MacElderry
Dorothy P. and Richard B. Flippen, PAR
Jean Flood and Paul Nemeth
Marilyn Forney and Robert C. Forney, Ph.D., PAR
Ann P. Forsyth
Janet R. Fox and William W. Fox, Jr.
Kenneth Frank, M.D., and Susan Frank
Lisa C. Franks, G81
Frank A. Franz, Ph.D. and Judy Franz
Pamela Freyd, Ph.D., GED68, GR81, and Peter Freyd, Ph.D., PAR
Charles A. Fritz III, G68, and Margaretha C. Fritz
Mary Jane Fullam

G

Gerald J. Gallagher
Judith J. Gallagher and Dr. Thomas E. Gallagher
Madeleine Gardberg
Bill Garrison and Christine W. Garrison, Ph. D.
Elizabeth Gemmill, Esquire, CGS04, CGS06
Geraldine C. Gesell
Joseph Gessner, C83 and Sonia Gessner
Sonia Gilbert, PAR
Linda Gilbert-Schneider
Helen H. Gindele, CW51
Mary C. Glick, Ph.D., GR58
Dolores Gmitter and Sara Quay
Marguerite P. Goff and Stephen Goff, AR62, PAR
Barbara Wyler Gold, M.D., G70
Arlene L. Goldberg, CW64
Andrew R. Golden, W74, and Vickie G. Golden, W74, PAR
Ann W. Golden and Louis M. Golden, Jr.
Madge Goldman
Mary L. Goldman, CW58
Mary E. Golin, GED63
Criswell Cohagan Gonzalez
Mary Lou Gonzalez
Janice T. Gordon, Ph.D.
Philip A. Gordon
Janet H. Goren and Robert Goren, M.D., C73, GM81
Dr. Claire Gottlieb and Milton Gottlieb
Frederick J. Graboske
Donald C. and Ingrid A. Graham
Thomas A. Grahame, GLA68, and Marsha Lynn Grahame
Jerome M. Greenberg, W55, and Myra Bernstein Greenberg, CW60, PAR
Ann N. Greene, CW54
Judith Kramer Greene, G61, and Robert W. Greene, Ph.D., GR63
Gaye L. Greenwald
Kaaren Guenther
Linda and Roderick G. Gunn
Connie and Lowell Gustafson
Mary Bert Gutman, PAR

H

Barbara Ann and William J. Hagerty
Demetra J. Haines, GED01
Frances and Joseph A. Hall
Gretchen R. Hall, Ph.D., CGS97
Portia Hamilton-Sperr
Marian A. and Robert G. Hardt
W. Benson Harer, Jr., M.D., M56, RES60
Judith H. Harper
T.M. Harrigan
A. Brooks Harris, Ph.D., HOM69, and Margaret R. Harris, PAR
Barry H. Harris, M.D., and Carole Sklar, Ph.D.
Carol Ann Harris
Jacqueline Scott Harris, MU49, and John F. Harris, Jr., Ph.D., C48, GR53
Margaret V. Harris
Cynthia M. Harrison, Ph.D., GR82
Frank Harrison, Jr., M61, INT65, PAR89, and Joan Harrison, NU60, PAR89
Robert Hartmann
Donna F. and Vincent W. Hartnett
Victoria Hartung
Christie Hastings and John V. Hastings III, PAR
Arthur B. Hattler, D.D.S., D55, GD57
Gail Hauptfuhrer and Henry Hauptfuhrer IV
John W. Hayden and Mary-Jean B. Hayden, GED87, PAR
Michael P. and Suchinda Heavener
Mary Meachum Hegarty
Hannah L. Henderson
Nancy M. and William H. Henderson
Caroline Henry and William J. Henry
E.H. Hermance
Cynthia W. Hesel
Elinor A. Hewitt
Robert D. Hicks, Ph.D., and Kathleen R. Sands, Ph.D.
Celene Hilkin
Eleanor O. Hill and Robert W. Hill, AR55
Elizabeth B. Hill and Joseph J. Hill, C61, PAR
Alan and Nancy J. Hirsig
Lynda K. and W. Anthony Hitschler
Daryl Hoch and Willis Hoch, M.D.
Lisa W. and William R. Hoffman
Hon. Harris N. Hollin, CCC57, and Sandra F. Hollin, PAR
Diane L. Horan, CW74, and Peter Horan, C73, WG77
Lee C. Horne, Ph.D., GR88, and Bruce Pearson
Jacqueline W. Hover and John C. Hover II, C65, WG67
Theresa Howard-Carter, Ph.D., G54
Barbara Huber and Michel T. Huber, W53, ASC61, PAR
Edward K. Hueber, C43, and Josephine Arader Hueber, CW47, PAR
Richard W. Hurd

I

J

Josephine S. Jensen
Cheryl Jogan and M. Karen Jogan, PAR
Ray Johnston and Patricia A. Simon, CGS85
Robley J. Johnston and Lawrence Pavlik
Bill Johnstone
Christopher Jones, Ph.D., G63, GR69, and Leslie W. Jones, PAR
Elise F. Jones, G69, GR79
Helen M. Justi and Henry K. Justi, WEV60

K

Anne A. Kamrin and Robert P. Kamrin, M.D., M59, INT66
Dorothy G. Kapenstein, CW50
John W. Karlawish, W58, WG61
Peter F. Kasuba, GME67
Bettie F. and Randall Kehrt
Dr. Stephen T. Kelly
Carl J. and Geraldine Kijowski
Harvey and Virginia Kimmel
Richard J. King, GED75
Dale Kinney, Ph.D.
James H. Kinsman
Jay I. Kislak, W43, PAR
Gregory J. Kleiber, G80
H. Lewis Klein, C49, and Janet S. Klein, ED51, PAR
Josephine Klein
Roberta S. Klein, Ph.D.
Vida M. Klemas, CW62, PAR
Dorothy Knaus
Barbara Koelle, CW45, G46, GR81, and John Koelle
Annie A. Kohl
Gary Kolleogy and Donna Mansfield, CW73
Linda C. and William F. Koons
Robert A. Kraft, Ph.D., HOM68, PAR
Ezra S. Krendel and Janet Krendel, PAR
Donald Kriebel, AR53, and Katharine Kriebel
Evelyn S. Kritchevsky, Ph.D., GR78
George A. Kuhn, Jr.

L

Nancy Hill Lamason, CW58
David R. Lampe
Bette E. Landman, Ph.D.
Margaret J. Laudise, GNU87, and Derek P. Warden, C83, PAR
Erle Leichty, Ph.D.
Donald A. Leonard and Sandra Schenk Leonard
William Levant and Carol R. Yaster
Eleanor Leventhal
Steven D. Levin
Janet E. Levitt
Jerry D. Levitt, M.D., C62, M66, FEL72, and Julie M. Levitt, Ph.D., C65
Diane von Schlegell Levy and Robert M. Levy, WG74
Howard H. and Maxine S. Lewis
Larry L. Liggett and Jayne Yantz
Rachel C. Lilley, CW66
Mott R. Linn, Ph.D., C53, GRD71, and Ruth H. Linn, ED55, GED59
Barbara Lisi and Robert F. Lisi, C57
June Long and William W. Long, C48, GED52
Frank J. Loprest, Ph.D., and Jane A. Loprest, PAR
Alida N. Lovell
Sandra Lovell
Donna M. Tarantino-Loyle and John E. Loyle
Bonnie Verbit Lundy, CW67, and Joseph E. Lundy, Esquire, W65

M

John R. and Mary B. Mack
Donna Mackay, M.D., and Robert Mackay
Paul Maertens
David W. Maher
A. Bruce Mainwaring, C47, and Margaret R. Mainwaring, ED47, HON85, PAR
Frederick J. Manning, W69, and Gail P. Manning, PAR
Rebecca Marcus
Lawrence N. and Ronnie B. Margel, PAR
Mary Ellen Markovcy
Rudolph Masciantonio, Ph.D., G66
Lynn C. Matson
E. Ann Matter, Ph.D., HOM83
Patricia A. Mattern, CW72, G72
Barbara Matteucci, M.D., and John S. Rizzo, M.D.
Margaret Maurin, Ph.D., G88, and Albert J. Stunkard, M.D. *
Eleanore Maxman
John O. Mayes, D.M.D., D79
Marian Holland McAllister
Linda McCarthy and Thomas A. McCarthy, Jr., W78
Dr. Ann M. McCloskey
Paul W. McCloskey, C48, PAR
Joseph R. McCormick
Daniel J. McCue, C92
J. C. McCullough
Patricia McCurdy
Catherine McDonald
Anne McGhie and Andrew McGhie, Ph.D., PAR
Dorothy McHale
Carol B. and William L. McIntyre
Charles and Rania McKinley
Elizabeth Ray McLean, C78
Joan McNamara, Ph.D., GED72
Barbara W. McNerney, CW52, and William R. McNerney
Missy McQuiston and Robert E. McQuiston, CGS07
Albert B. Meador
John J. Medveckis, PAR
Donna Merchant and Bill Renner
Annette Merle-Smith
Walda C. Metcalf
Allen M. and Margaret A Metzger
Bernard and Rosa Meyers
Mary Ann D. Meyers, Ph.D., GR76, PAR
Ella Warren Miller, CW51, and Paul F. Miller, Jr., W50, HON81, PAR
Hattula Moholy-Nagy and Roger G. Schneggenburger
Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran
Donald Morel, Jr., Ph.D.
Anselene M. Morris
June S. Morse, CGS84
Martha and Peter Morse
Carlos Moya and Francisco Moya, Ph.D.
William R. Muir, M.D., INT59
A. M. Mulroney, CW57, PAR
Grace Freed Muscarella, Ph.D., CW50, GR58
Mary Alice Musser, HUP60, GNU87

N

Harriet S. Nash and Samuel K. Nash, Sc.D.
John B. and Shirley M. Neff, PAR
Benjamin R. and Meta B. Neilson, PAR
Linda J. Nelson, Ph.D., ED50
Scott A. Neumann
Arthur E. Newbold IV, Esquire, L67
Joseph W. Nolan and Donald Rogers
Carlos L. Nottebohm, W64, and Renee Nottebohm

O

Bonnie J. O'Boyle, CW68
Katheryn J. O'Connell, Ed.D., CW67, GED75, GRD87, and Lawrence O'Connell, PAR
Joseph A. O'Connor, Jr., Esquire
Albert T. Olenzak, Ph.D.
W. Gresham O'Malley III, W54

P

Adolf A. Paier, W60, and Geraldine Paier, Ph.D., HUP66, NU68, GNU85, GR94
Adolf A. Paier, W60, and Geraldine S. Paier, Ph.D., HUP66, NU68, GNU85, GR94
Elaine Paulson and Robert H. Paulson, Ph.D., GR73
Esther L. Payne, CGS82
Scott W. Pector
Alan W. Pense
Frank A. Pepe, Ph.D.
Charles B. Peterson III, Ph.D.
E. Reeve Peterson
M. Kate Pitcairn, CGS77, G78
George R. Pitts, Ph.D., GR77
Robert B. Platt, GR48
Gerald J. Porter, Ph.D., HOM03, and Judith Porter
Sandra B. Portnoy, CW67, and Dr. Sidney Portnoy
Janet E. Powell
Helen N. Pratt, GAR64, and Eli Pritzker
Barbara Z. Presseisen, Ph.D.
Ruth G. Preucel, PAR
Harold C. Putnam, Jr., C58, and Mary Putnam

Q

Frances D. Quinn and John A. Quinn, Ph.D., PAR

R

Judy and Joseph Radano
Frances M. Rafferty
Francis B. Randall
Diana R. Rankin
Paul E. Rapp
David Rasner and Caroline Wischmann-Rasner
Christopher Ray
Kyle M. Raymond
Boyd M. Reed, C69
Paul W. Remeczki
Margaretta Richardi
Thomas O. Richey, C49
Gretchen P. Riley, CGS70, and J. Barton Riley, W70, PAR
Donna Conforti Rissman and Paul Rissman, Ph.D., C78, GR85
Barbara Rittenhouse
Anita and T. Wayne Roberts
Celia W. Roberts and Shepherd K. Roberts, Ph.D.
John M. Roberts, M.D., RES58
Joan Todd Robinette, CW51
Frances Rockwell and John R. Rockwell, W64, WG66, PAR
David Romano, Ph.D., GR81, and Irene B. Romano, Ph.D., GR80
Harold and Sue Rosenthal
Martin Rosenthal, CGS07, PAR86, and Phyllis Rosenthal
Mitchell S. Rothman, Ph.D., GR88, and Leslie M. Simon, GR80
Barbara Perna Rubin, ED55, GED76, and Lionel F. Rubin, V.M.D., C55, V58, GV65, PAR
Cynthia D. Rugart
Ernest F. and Vida Ruppe
Rocco E. Russo

S

Evelyn Hutton Sachs, G79, and Marvin L. Sachs, M.D., FEL57
Hugh A. Sargent, Esquire, L60
Kirsten Savinese and Stanley Savinese, Jr., D.O.
Claire Sawyers
Klare Scarborough, Ph.D.
Joseph B. and Rita P. Scheller
Helen Schenck, G81
George Warren Schiele, W53, and Joan B. Schiele
Carolyn W. Schmidt, Ph.D.
John T. Schmitt
Charles P. Schock
Alexandra Schoenberg and Eric J. Schoenberg, Ph.D., GEN93, WG93, PAR
Florence Schreibstein
Grace E. Schuler and Thomas Tauber, Ph.D.
Carolyn Talbot Seely and Malcolm H. Wiener
Joan M. Segal
Donald P. Seibert
Phyllis C. Seligsohn, ED59, and Sheldon Seligsohn, W53, PAR
Bernard and Lisa Selz
John R. Senior, M.D., M54, FEL59, and Sara Spedden Senior, CW52, PAR
Carole M. Shaffer-Koros, Ph.D., GR73
Shigeki Shakuya
Carl Shankweiler
Joseph A. Shannon
Frank C. Shaw
Phoebe A. Sheftel, Ph.D., GR74, and Roger T. Sheftel, W63, PAR
Catherine N. Shelton, Ph.D.
Elaine L. Sherman
Marciarose Shestack
Glenn E. Sickenberger, Esquire, C71
Brian J. Siegel, L83, and Lisa Siegel
Mary Ellen Simmons, O.D., C81, and Steve Simmons
Caroline M. Simon, Esquire
Georg U. Simon and Janet A. Simon, LPS08
Anne Sims
Dr. John R. Skinner
John K. Skrypak, Esquire, C79, G79
Wilma S. Slyoff, CW64, GED68
Cecil and Shirley Smith
Maria B. Smith, M.D., CW72
Rheta R. Smith
Charles Snell
Hannah P. and Ivan Snyder
Amy K. Sommer, Esquire, L77
Luther B. Sowers, Ph.D., GRD65
Ann W. Spaeth and Karl H. Spaeth, Esquire
Dr. Sandra Sparrow and Harold Wilkinson, M.D.
Anni Adelheid Speier, WEV66
Patricia L. Squire
Patricia L. Squire and Elizabeth Jean Walker, SW74
Harry A. and Helen M. Stailey
Emily W. Starr and Harold P. Starr, L57
Nancy M. Steel
Marion Stewart
McHenry Stiff III
Brian D. Stilwell
Bayard T. Storey, Ph.D., and Frances E. Storey*
Francis R. Strawbridge III and Mary Jo Strawbridge
Gaynor Strickler
Cecil L. Striker, Ph.D., and Ute Striker
Diana Stroud
Andrew J. Sullivan, Ph.D.*, G53, and Betty Sullivan
Leon C. Sunstein, Jr.
Barbara Billings Supplee
Jill Szporn and Monroe N. Szporn, M.D., C71

T

Lee Evan Tabas, C72, ME72, and Nancy Freeman Tabas, PAR
Roberta Tanenbaum, PAR
Brian L. and Nancy Taras
Bill Tatu
Lou Temme
Robert V. and Terri Teti
Dr. Linda C. Thiel
Martha Thomae
Edward W. Thomas
George C. Thomas, C72
Judith A. and William Jay Thomas
Philip P. Thompson, Jr., M.D., M41
Robert W. Thompson
Eve M. Thyrum and Per Thyrum, M.D., Ph.D., C59, GR63
Dr. Jon P. Tilley and Mary E. Tilley
Donald S. Todd, GED61, and Nancy C. Todd
Claire G. and Paul M. Toy
Harriet Trainor
Daniel L. Trasatti
Jeannette G. Tregoe, PAR

U

Marta Ullman
David C. U'Prichard, Ph.D., and Alissa U'Prichard
John R. Urofsky

V

Duncan W. and Elizabeth E. Van Dusen
Eva Verplanck, Ph.D.
Christina and Ian Villarreal
Sandra Vondeling

W

Dr. Thomas G. Waldman
Donald W. and Judith Wallace
Robert J. Wallner, M.D.
Mary Warden and William G. Warden III
Ada Warner and Frank W. Warner, Ph.D., PAR
Elsie F. Warner
Alan Warren, C58
William Wasserstrom
Helen S. Weary
Harvey M. Weidenfeld, W58, and Karen Weidenfeld, PAR
Oscar R. Weiner, M.D., C44, and Joan M. Weiner, PAR
Mrs. J. Marshall Wellborn
Joanne T. Welsh, CW52, and Raymond H. Welsh, W53
Rosamund W. Wendt, Ph.D.
James E. Wheeler, M.D. and Jenette Wheeler, M.D.
Charlotte G. White
Erlis Wickersham and John M. Wickersham, Ph.D., C64, G65
Dr. Joan Wider and Saul Wider, M.D., PAR
Mindy Widman, D.S.W., SW80, GRS85
Franklin L. Widmann
Charles K. Williams II, Ph.D., GR78, HON97
Helen P. Winston and Richard E. Winston, G48, PAR
John Ellis Knowles Wisner
Jean K. Wolf, GFA93, PAR
Arnold and Jane Wolff
Bertram and Lorle P. Wolfson
Schuy Wood and Theodore V. Wood, Jr.
David C. Woolman
Diane Dalto Woosnam and Richard E. Woosnam

X

Y

Karin Lindblad Yanoff, Ph.D., G67, GR88, and Myron Yanoff, M.D., C57, M61, PAR

Z

Laura L. Zaika, Ph.D., GR64
Sarah L. Zimmerman, Ph.D., CW42

*Deceased

 

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Since its inception, the Museum has sponsored over 300 excavation and research expeditions around the world. It continues to be one of the world’s leading intellectual centers of archaeological and anthropological discovery.

Central to our mission is the Museum’s ambitious program of ongoing fieldwork and research. For this reason, the Penn Museum has established the Director’s Fieldwork Fund, through which its friends can support the varied and diverse projects that take place every year with a gift of any size.

Donate Now


Sponsor a School Group

Sponsor A School Group underwrites the costs of a school visit to the Museum, making the Museum’s outstanding educational programs accessible.

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Student Fieldwork Fund

The Penn Museum has established the Student Fieldwork Fund, through which its friends can support student opportunities to share in the thrill of discovery and receive hands-on training in archaeological techniques. Undergraduate and Graduate students have participated in excavations in the Mediterranean, Near East, Egypt, and Central and South America.

Your support for the Student Fieldwork Fund provides one or more students with a stipend for airfare and some living expenses while they work. The average stipend awarded per student is $1,500. Donors may elect to support one or more students for a single or multi-year period. 

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Touch Tours

Touch Tours make the Museum's collections accessible to blind and visually impaired audiences from around the region.

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Unpacking the Past

Unpacking the Past brings our renowned archaeological collections to life for every seventh grade student in the Philadelphia School District and other school partners.

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Donor Events

There is always so much happening at the Penn Museum, we hope you will check out the events calendar often. There are also many events that are exclusive benefits of your membership!


Membership Events

Membership Events

We hope that you will join us for the following upcoming members-only events:

Tuesday, April 14, 6:00 pm
Private Viewing of Year of Color Exhibitions
Expedition Circle and Loren Eiseley Society members
Enjoy a private tour of two exhibitions and a following reception: Year of Color: Stone and Marble from Antiquity to the Present with Brian Rose, Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section, and Year of Color: Art in the Archives with Alessandro Pezzati, Chief Archivist.

Wednesday, April 29, 5:00 pm
New Member Welcome Event: Tour the Highlights of the Collection
Prior to the Members' Insider Event at 6:00 pm, new members are invited to become acquainted with the Museum's impressive holdings during a tour of the highlights of the collection.

Wednesday, April 29, 6:00 pm
Members' Insider Event: Curator's Lecture on Beneath the Surface: Life, Death, and Gold in Ancient Panama
Clark Erickson, Curator-in-Charge of the American Section and curator of this special exhibition, will discuss the excavation and spectacular finds of at the cemetery of Sitio Conte, as well as explore the exhibition's themes.

Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 pm
Annual Fellows' Reception
Fellow and Benefactor members of the Expedition Circle and Loren Eiseley Society members
Following the Great Wonders lecture "The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and its Successors" by Brian Rosse, Peter C. Ferry Curator-in-Charge of the Mediterranean Section, members at these levels may enjoy an exclusive reception.
 

Young Friends Events

Young Friends Events

We hope that you will join us for the following upcoming Young Friends event:

Wednesday, February 18, 6:00 to 9:30 pm
R-Rated Romans

Stay in the Valentine's Day spirit with this foray into ancient Roman romance. Guests learn about some lusty customs of civilizations in antiquity during a humorous talk by Dr. Brian Rose, Curator-in-Charge, Penn Museum Mediterranean Section. Spice up the night further with a guided tour of suggestive and salacious objects in the galleries, and enjoy drinks from a cash bar. Admission: $20; $15, Penn Museum members and PennCard holders (includes one free drink for guests 21 and older). For more information, call 215.898.2680.


Women's Committee Events

Women's Committee Events

Since 1937 the Women's Committee has been dedicated to assisting the Penn Museum in countless ways, including raising awareness and funds through events ranging from auctions to galas. For more information about Women's Committee events visit their website.

 

Legacy Giving

What do you value most? By thinking creatively and planning ahead, you can make prudent financial decisions, create a lasting legacy that perpetuates your values, and ensure that the Penn Museum remains a vibrant place for generations to come.


Planned Gifts

We owe a great debt to the Penn Museum's founders and others whom have come before us for cementing the Museum's reputation as one of the great archaeological institutions in the world.

Planned Gifts are excellent ways to support the Penn Museum, while creating lasting legacies in recognition of each donor's generosity. You can tailor bequests and structure gifts of stock, real estate, life insurance, or retirement plans to maximize tax savings while providing for the Museum.

If you are considering making a planned gift to support the Museum, or if you've already included in the Museum in your estate plan but haven't yet notified us, we look forward to hearing from you.

 

For more information please email
Therese Marmion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Simple Gifts

You can name the Penn Museum as a partial beneficiary of a LIFE INSURANCE POLICY, which may generate favorable tax advantages for your non-charitable beneficiaries.

You can name the Penn Museum as a beneficiary of your IRA, thereby generating a tax deduction that may shield other assets in your estate while avoiding the “double taxation” of appreciated IRA assets.


HELP THE MUSEUM AND OTHERS

 

You can make a gift to the Penn Museum, receive an immediate income tax deduction, and generate an income stream for life through a CHARITABLE GIFT ANNUITY.

You can make a gift to the Penn Museum, receive an immediate income tax deduction, and generate an income stream for life through a CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST.

You can make a gift to the Penn Museum, take advantage of favorable planning to pass on tax-advantaged assets to your non-charitable beneficiaries in the future through a CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST.

 

Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

Since 1887, the Museum has depended on volunteer help for many of its projects and much of its development. Today, more than 200 volunteers participate regularly, making important contributions to the Museum. Some volunteers come in daily, and many have served for 20 or more years!

Read more: Become a Volunteer


Volunteer Acknowledgment

As a small token of appreciation for their extraordinary contributions of time and talent, the Penn Museum is pleased to host an annual luncheon for all volunteers at which awards are presented for Volunteer of the Year, and milestone years of service. The Museum is also pleased to recognize all volunteers in its Annual Report. To learn more about our Penn Museum volunteers, please download and enjoy our most recent Annual Report.

Read more: Annual Report




 

Recognition

Annual Report

The Penn Museum is pleased to acknowledge the support of members and annual fund donors of $250 and above, and all donors to its capital and special projects, in its Annual Report. To learn more about these contributions and the programs they make possible, please download and enjoy our most recent Annual Report.

Read more: Annual Report

 

People Supporting Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to acknowledge donors to the Museum, as well as all of its schools and other centers, through its annual online publication People Supporting Penn. Please explore the Museum pages and learn more about all of the other school and center activities, at the link below.

Read more: People Supporting Penn


The 1887 Society

The 1887 Society recognizes loyal members and donors of the Penn Museum who have made gifts for ten or more consecutive years. More information about the Society and a listing of its members can be found through the link below.

Read more: The 1887 Society


Institutional Partners

The Penn Museum appreciates the support of corporations and foundations that are committed to impact, inclusion, and innovation in the cultural community.

Read more: Institutional Partners

 

Research and Excavations

You are invited to join us in the thrill and excitement of discovery.


Director's Fieldwork Fund

Since its inception, the Museum has sponsored over 300 excavation and research expeditions around the world. It continues to be one of the world's leading intellectual centers of archaeological and anthropological discovery.

Central to our mission is the Museum's ambitious program of ongoing fieldwork and research. For this reason, the Penn Museum has established the Director's Fieldwork Fund, through which its friends can support the varied and diverse projects that take place every year with a gift of any size.

Donate Now

 

For more information please email
Therese Marmion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Student Fieldwork Fund

The Penn Museum has established the Student Fieldwork Fund, through which its friends can support student opportunities to share in the thrill of discovery and receive hands-on training in archaeological techniques. Undergraduate and Graduate students have participated in excavations in the Mediterranean, Near East, Egypt, and Central and South America.

Your support for the Student Fieldwork Fund provides one or more students with a stipend for airfare and some living expenses while they work. The average stipend awarded per student is $1,500. Donors may elect to support one or more students for a single or multi-year period.

 

Donate

 

Museum Exhibitions

The Penn Museum’s galleries, and how our collections tell the stories of the human experience, are central to furthering our mission and serving the public. The Museum is a civic treasure and a vital destination for visitors because of world-class exhibitions that complement our extraordinary signature galleries.


Director's Exhibitions & Galleries Fund

The Penn Museum has established the Director’s Exhibitions and Galleries Fund, through which its friends can support the vital regeneration of our signature galleries, or our changing exhibitions program, with a gift of any size.

Your support for the Director’s Exhibitions and Galleries Fund provides the flexibility for short-term gallery interventions that improve the visitor experience such as artifact rotation, improved lighting, signage, casework, and complementary didactic materials in print and electronic media; major renovation projects including complete reinstallation; and changing exhibitions that present the Museum’s own collections in new light, or offer visitors an opportunity to see exceptional materials from outside.

Donate


Program Partnerships

Your organization or corporation can support the Penn Museum’s mission in many ways, from sponsorships to in-kind contributions. Our corporate partners benefit from being associated with the Museum’s significant resources—vast, unique, and impressive collections that we have largely excavated ourselves, committed curators and professional staff of the highest caliber, and the benefits that come with being part of one of the world’s great universities.

For more information please email
Christine Fox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Learning Programs

The Penn Museum has been committed to inclusivity and engagement since it was founded, offering a wide array of programs and activities for K–12 school groups, individuals, families, and special groups. Believing that the Museum can transform the way our visitors see the past, and the way in which they understand the world and their place in it, our programs offer a first interaction with a resource that we hope may become a lifelong source of information, entertainment, wonder, and belonging.


Unpacking the Past

Unpacking the Past is an innovative partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, KIPP Philadelphia and Mastery Charter Schools that will invite every seventh grade public school student to experience our renowned Egyptian collection while enriching "Common Core" curricula in ancient world cultures, math, and science, with opportunities for continued interaction both in the classroom and at home.

The Penn Museum is pleased to announce a generous lead grant of $1 million from GRoW Annenberg, a program of the Annenberg Foundation: $500,000 outright to launch the program in the 2014–15 academic year, and a challenge grant of $500,000 to be awarded as soon as the Museum has secured additional commitments of $1.2 million to fund the program’s first three years in full.

Your support for Unpacking the Past helps us meet the GRoW Annenberg Foundation’s challenge and underwrites valuable experiences Philadelphia youth.

Donate to Unpacking the Past


Touch Tours

Insights into Ancient Cultures Touch Tours, offered on select Mondays, enable blind, visually impaired and other special needs visitors to experience select objects from the Museum’s renowned Collection through the sense of touch. Docent-led tours in small groups offer the ability to touch ancient objects without the use of gloves, as well as scaled replicas.

Donate to Touch Tours


Sponsor a School Group

The Penn Museum has established the “Sponsor a School Group” program, through which its friends can underwrite the costs of a visit from two classes at one or more urban public schools, including bus, admission, tour and workshop fees.

$2,000 will cover the following expenses for one public school bringing two classes (60 students total):

  • Free admission for students, teachers and chaperones
  • Docent-guided tour of a gallery of the group leader’s choosing
  • Interactive workshop or International Classroom presentation
  • Round-trip bus transportation between the school and the Museum

Sponsor a School Group

 

Leadership Giving

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

— John Quincy Adams


Loren Eiseley Leadership Giving Society

Named for the University’s first Benjamin Franklin Professor, Provost, and Curator of the Museum’s Early Man Section, the Loren Eiseley Leadership Giving Society (LES) is the Penn Museum’s leadership unrestricted annual giving group. These distinguished donors make unrestricted gifts of $1,500 or more to the Museum in a given fiscal year.

Through their generosity and vision, LES members provide 70 percent of all unrestricted support and serve as an inspiration to fellow Museum members and friends.

Read more: Loren Eiseley Leadership Giving Society

 

 

Ben Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Society

Members of the Penn Museum’s Loren Eiseley Leadership Giving Society at the Silver Circle and above are recognized as members of the Benjamin Franklin Society. Founded in 1955, the Benjamin Franklin Society (BFS) is the University of Pennsylvania’s leadership unrestricted annual giving group, acknowledging distinguished donors who make gifts and pledge payments of $2,500 or more to annual giving funds across the University in a given fiscal year.

Read more: Benjamin Franklin Society

 

 

Sara Yorke Stevenson Legacy Circle

Sara Yorke Stevenson Legacy Circle honors individuals who commit financial resources to support the Penn Museum through legacy gifts. It is named after one of the Penn Museum’s founders and the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Read more: Sara Yorke Stevenson Legacy Circle

 

Annual Fund

Annual Fund

Make a donation today to the Penn Museum’s Annual Fund to make a critical and immediate impact. Annual Fund gifts are crucial because they provide the resources necessary to welcome visitors of all ages, care for our historic galleries and renowned collection, and make research discoveries possible.


Adopt an Artifact

“Adopt” one of your favorite Penn Museum artifacts and help us to properly care for all the artifacts in our collection. All funds raised from adoptions will support the preservation, storage, and management of our artifacts.

Read more: Adopt an Artifact


 

Membership F.A.Q

  1. How can I purchase a new membership or renew my current membership to the Penn Museum?
  2. Do I need to bring my membership card with me when I visit?
  3. How do I purchase tickets for events with a membership discount?
  4. Can I use my membership for free admission and/or discounts at other museums?
  5. How long is my membership valid?
  6. What happens if I lose my membership card?
  7. When will I receive my membership card?
  8. I just renewed my membership. Why did I receive another notice in the mail?
  9. When do my benefits begin?
  10. Can I get two membership cards?
  11. Can I give a membership to the Penn Museum as a gift?
  12. Can I bring guests with me during my visit?
  13. Is my membership tax-deductible?
  14. I received an email from the Museum inviting me to register to my online account on Museum's website. Why should I do this?
  15. How do I receive my membership discounts at the Pepper Mill Café and the Museum Shop?
  16. How do I notify the Museum of my change of email or mailing address?
  17. Why does the Museum request my email address?
  18. If I provide my email address, how often will I hear from the Penn Museum?
  19. Does the Museum share my information with anyone else?

  1. How can I purchase a new membership or renew my current membership to the Penn Museum?
    There are three easy ways to join or renew:
    • Online
    • By phone at 215.898.5093
    • At the Museum's Kamin (West) or Kress (East) entrances
  2. Do I need to bring my membership card with me when I visit?
    We recommend that you bring your membership card when visiting the Penn Museum so you can easily enjoy your onsite benefits. However, if you have misplaced your card or do not have your card with you during your visit, you can check in with your name at the Museum's Kamin or Kress entrances.

  3. How do I purchase tickets for events with a membership discount?
    Once you have registered on our website to create your personal online account, you will be able to purchase tickets with a membership discount for events that require them. From the Events Calendar page, select the event you wish to attend. Ticketed events have a large, blue “Get Tickets” button below the event information. Once you click this, at the very top right side of your screen, click “Sign In.” Enter your information and choose the member ticket option. PLEASE NOTE: The member ticket option will not reflect the discount advertised in the event description, but this discount will appear AFTER you have click the large, orange “Register” button and before you enter your payment information. You may also call the Membership Office at 215.898.5093 for personal assistance in purchasing your tickets.

  4. Can I use my membership for free admission and/or discounts at other museums?
    Members at the Friends and Family level and above enjoy reciprocal benefits at participating museums throughout the country through the North American Reciprocal Museums Program (NARM) and the Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM).

  5. How long is my membership valid?
    Your membership is valid for one year from the time that you join.

  6. What happens if I lose my membership card?
    You may still gain entry to the Museum by checking in at either the Kamin or Kress entrance. If you would like a replacement card you may call the Membership Office at 215.898.5093 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  7. When will I receive my membership card?
    New and renewing members receive their membership cards in approximately two weeks.

  8. I just renewed my membership. Why did I receive another notice in the mail?
    It takes up to two weeks to receive and process a renewal payment. If you recently renewed, please disregard any additional notices.

  9. When do my benefits begin?
    Your member benefits begin the day you join. If you join or renew online or through the mail and would like to visit the Museum before you have received your membership card, receptionists at any of the Museum's entrances will be able to confirm your membership.

  10. Can I get two membership cards?
    Members at the Dual level and above receive two membership cards. They may each be printed with a different member's name or both with the same name.

  11. Can I give a membership to the Penn Museum as a gift?
    Yes. Simply choose the membership level that you would like to purchase, click the “Join/Renew” button, and check the box indicating that your membership is a gift to be prompted for recipient information.

  12. Can I bring guests with me during my visit?
    At the Friends and Family level and above, you may bring guests with you in addition to the two adults and all children under the age of 18 included in your membership. The number of guests you may bring increases with your level of membership; for more information click here.

  13. Is my membership tax-deductible?
    Your membership contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Memberships at the Friends and Family level and below are fully tax deductible. To find out how much of each membership is tax-deductible at the Patron level and below, click here.

  14. I received an email from the Museum inviting me to register to my online account on Museum's website. Why should I do this?
    Registering for an online account enables you to purchase event tickets with your membership discount and to easily renew your membership. If you need assistance, please call the Membership Office at 215.898.5093.

  15. How do I receive my membership discounts at the Pepper Mill Café and the Museum Shop?
    Simply show your membership card at the time of your purchase to enjoy your members' discount.

  16. How do I notify the Museum of my change of email or mailing address?
    Please call Membership at 215.898.5093 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  17. Why does the Museum request my email address?
    By providing your email address, the Museum will be able to send you monthly “clickable” Calendar of Events, as well as updates on new events, special offers, and other member-related news that is not always mailed to homes.

  18. If I provide my email address, how often will I hear from the Penn Museum?
    In addition to the monthly "clickable" Calendar of Events, you will receive occasional emails about upcoming events or special offers each month. If your membership is due for renewal, you will also receive an email inviting you to easily renew your membership online.

  19. Does the Museum share my information with anyone else?
    We use email for communication purposes only and will never sell or share your email address. From time to time, the Museum does exchange our members' mailing addresses with other nonprofit cultural organizations. If you prefer this information not be shared with other nonprofits, please contact us at 215.898.5093 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 

Membership Levels

We invite you to explore which membership level and corresponding benefits are right for you.

To purchase a gift membership, please select your desired gift level, and then on the following page, check the box indicating that your membership is a gift to be prompted for recipient information. Thank you for selecting Penn Museum membership for your gift-giving!

If you are a public library interested in a Library Household membership, please call the Membership Office at 215.898.5093. We thank you for your understanding as we are unable to process Library Household memberships online at this time.


Individual $55

(Fully tax-deductible)

 

Unlimited free admission, Expedition magazine mailed to your home three times a year, discounts on public programs, the Pepper Mill Cafe, the Museum Store and more!

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Dual $80

(Fully tax-deductible)

 

All the benefits of Individual Membership for two adults.

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Household $95

(Fully tax-deductible)

 

All the benefits of Dual Membership plus additional benefits designed for families (good for grandparents and grandchildren too!).

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Friends & Family $150

(Fully tax-deductible)

 

All the benefits of Household Membership plus additional guest passes and reciprocal membership through:
North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM)
Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM)

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Expedition Circles

Patron $250

($170 tax-deductible)

 

All the benefits of Friends & Family Membership plus exclusive events with Museum curators.

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Fellow $500

($370 tax-deductible)

 

All the benefits of Expedition Circle Patron Membership plus additional exclusive events.

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Benefactor $750

($610 tax-deductible)

 

All the benefits of Expedition Circle Fellow Membership plus additional exclusive events.

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Special Membership Categories

Student $40

(Fully tax-deductible)

 

All the benefits of Individual Membership at a special discounted student rate with ID.

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Associate $50

(Fully tax-deductible)

 

Individuals living 100 miles or more from the Penn Museum may enjoy all of the benefits of Individual Membership at a special discounted rate.

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Gift Memberships

Give a unique gift that lasts an entire year!

Purchase a gift membership for a loved one and he or she will receive a year’s worth of membership benefits including free admission, invitations to members-only events, free or discounted admission to our popular programs, discounts at the Museum Shop and the Pepper Mill Café, plus so much more.

To purchase a gift membership, please select your desired gift level, and then on the following page, check the box indicating that your membership is a gift to be prompted for recipient information.

Thank you for selecting Penn Museum membership for your gift-giving!

 

Membership

Join or Renew as a Member!

Explore our world-class collection, learn from our renowned curators and researchers, and enjoy exclusive events as only a Penn Museum member can. Enjoy fantastic benefits such as free year-round admission, invitations to members-only events, and free or discounted admission to most of our popular programs and events all for a great value.


Membership
Loren Eiseley Society
 
Young Friends
Gift Memberships
 
Membership F.A.Q
 

 

 

Give / Join

You are invited to join us in our mission of transforming understanding of the human experience.


 
 
 

Whether you are interested in learning programs for children and special groups, museum exhibitions, or cutting-edge archaeological research and excavations around the world, there is something here that will ignite your passions.

 
 
 
 

For over 125 years the Penn Museum has been one of the world’s great archaeology and anthropology research museums. Your financial support, along with the Museum’s significant resources—vast, unique, and impressive collections that we have largely excavated ourselves, committed faculty-curators and professional staff of the highest caliber, and the benefits that come with being part of one of the world’s great universities—ensures that the Penn Museum is a vibrant and engaging place of continual discovery. Thank you!

 
 
 

Making History at the Penn Museum

Destination 2012

In June 2010, following approval from its Board of Overseers, the Penn Museum announced Destination 2012, part of the University of Pennsylvania’s landmark $3.5 billion Making History Campaign, with a goal of $52.5 million.

Each and every gift to the Penn Museum – large or small; membership, annual fund or special project – counts toward the Destination 2012 Campaign. To make a special gift to one of the strategic initiatives outlined below, please contact Amanda Mitchell-Boyask at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Therese Marmion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Renovation of the West Wing of the Museum’s original, 1899 building.
    Gifts received to date have made possible climate controlled and fully renovated galleries, the creation of a laboratory for the teaching of ceramic petrography, and the commencement of renovation of the Widener Lecture Room as a lovely teaching, meeting, and private event space. Funding needs remain to complete the final phase of the West Wing Renovation Project: the renovation of the suite of conservation and teaching laboratories on the first floor, with a special study/storage classroom housing part of the renowned Morton Collection of human crania.
  • Changing Exhibitions and New Long-Term Galleries
    Underwriting gifts have made possible vibrant, varied and interactive changing and long-term exhibitions which have helped attract new audiences and given returning visitors a fresh perspective at the Penn Museum. Underwriting gifts are sought for an upcoming presentation of the spectacular Roman mosaic from Lod, Israel, and new, long-term exhibitions of the Museum’s permanent collections in Native American Voices and The Making and Unmaking of Race.
  • Conservation Staff and Internship Program
    Penn Museum’s Conservation Laboratory was the first of its kind in the United States to be staffed entirely by professional conservators, who act as caretakers and preservers of the Museum’s extraordinary collection, and run an active Internship and Fellowship Program which, since 1971, has hosted nearly 50 fellows and interns, many of whom can be found now working in leading museums worldwide. To ensure the best stewardship of the Collection entrusted to it, through Destination 2012, the Museum seeks to add two permanent full-time conservator positions and fund up to eight annual pre-doctoral interns.
  • New Student Programs
    Campaign gifts are already providing financial assistance for travel and living expenses to undergraduate students participating in archaeological field work through a Museum summer or semester project. Additional funding is sought as student participation in fieldwork increases through new curricular initiatives.
  • Digital Initiatives
    Generous contributions to Destination 2012’s digital initiatives have made possible the creation of the Kowalski Digital Media Center, conversion to a new collections management database backing the Online Collection launched in January 2012, and work on new web initiatives to showcase 125 of the Museum’s important research projects, as well as project-specific sites offering access to the objects and archival records from the Museum’s excavations at Ur, Iraq; Kourion, Cyprus; Gordion, Turkey, and Hasanlu, Iran. Additional support for digital initiatives will make it possible to bring increase and expand the scope of materials accessible through our Online Collection.
 

Subcategories

  • Adopt an Artifact
  • Annual Giving
  • Become a Member
  • Capital Campaign

    Destination 2012

    In June 2010, following approval from its Board of Overseers, the Penn Museum announced Destination 2012, part of the University of Pennsylvania’s landmark $3.5 billion Making History CampaignDestination 2012 invites stakeholders and friends to support the vision outlined by Williams Director Richard Hodges in a new, five-year strategic plan to enable the Museum to better showcase its extraordinary Collection and be a great public teaching museum for Penn’s students and faculty, the Greater Philadelphia region, and, through its website and research projects, individuals all over the world who seek a greater understanding of their cultural heritage.

    Through the Destination 2012 Campaign, the Museum seeks funding for the following major initiatives:

    Renovation of the West Wing of the Museum’s original, 1899 building will provide long-awaited climate control, renovated galleries, state-of-the-art conservation and teaching labs and a lovely private event space.

    Revitalized program of changing exhibitions, large and small, with engaging related programming, will bring ancient and contemporary world cultures to a broad range of regional and tourist audiences.

    Expanded conservation staff and internship program with enhanced facilities will restore the Penn Museum to its place as a world leader in object conservation and training and enable better stewardship of its Collection.

    New student programs, including field schools, internship programs and lab-based curricular courses, will strengthen ties between the Museum and the University and put the Penn Museum at the forefront of field and laboratory-based archaeology training in the United States.

    Digitized collections and research archives will make the Penn Museum’s world-renowned Collection universally accessible, through powerful databases and virtual online exhibitions.

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  • Foundation Giving
  • Loren Eiseley Society
  • Planned Giving
  • Support the Penn Museum
  • Young Friends Program
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