2017-2018 Annual Report

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Financial Gifts

Photography by Raffi Berberian.

Transformation, discovery, and exploration: all of the activities spotlighted in this summary of the 2017–2018 academic year show the mission of the Penn Museum—to transform understanding of the human experience—in action. And all of them were made possible by the magnificent support of our members and supporters, whose partnership upholds the Museum’s strategic plan through the research, education, teaching, conservation, and public engagement initiatives detailed in the previous pages. They are vital to the Museum.

The Penn Museum is profoundly grateful to the following individuals and organizations, whose leadership financial support during 2017–2018 made possible every initiative that drives our mission.

Leadership Gifts

Loren Eiseley Society

Expedition Circle

Annual Fund

Leaving a Legacy

John and Jaqui Hover

Donor Spotlight: John C. Hover

After two decades of outstanding service on its Board of Overseers, including as former Chair, John Hover, C65, WG67, agreed to join the Museum’s Director’s Council as well as to co-chair its “Name a Seat” Campaign.

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the Hutjer sisters at a table

Donor Spotlight: Danielle Hutjer

Danielle Hutjer has been a member of the Museum since 2010 and is a Silver Circle member of the Loren Eiseley Society.

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Jill Weiss, with daughters Jane and Leigh, and husband Jeff Weis

Donor: Jill Topkis Weiss

A member of the Museum’s Board of Overseers since 2009, Jill Topkis Weiss, C89, WG93, has held a long list of leadership volunteer positions across Penn and is currently the co-chair of the Museum’s Building Transformation Campaign, as well as a University Trustee and a member of the Trustees’ Council of Penn Women.

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