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.
How to Make an Outright Financial Gift
The Penn Museum is part of the University of Pennsylvania. Financial gifts can be made by outright donation (check or credit card online or by mail), transfer of securities or property, and matching gifts. To make an unrestricted donation now, please click the “Donate Now” button below. Please note that a new window will open, taking you to the “Penn Museum Annual Fund” page. Before completing your transaction, you will be asked to go through a simple registration process, which will save your contact information and speed transactions in the future.
To transfer a gift of securities, please download the instruction form below, complete and fax to the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of the Treasurer, referencing the Penn Museum, before making your gift.
To match your passion to a Penn Museum building or programmatic priority in making your gift, please call 215.573.5251 to speak to a gift officer.
Please mail checks to:
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Leave Your Legacy
Planned gifts can provide an excellent way for donors to create a lasting legacy of support at the Penn Museum in their areas of passionate interest. The Penn Museum, working in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Gift Planning, can tailor bequests and structure gifts of stock, real estate, life insurance, or retirement plans to maximize tax savings for each donor while providing meaningful support for the Museum.
If you would like to explore making a planned gift to support the Penn Museum, or have already included in the Museum in your estate plan but haven't yet notified us, we look forward to hearing from you.
Volunteer your Time
Penn Museum is fortunate to have more than 200 active volunteers engaged in a myriad of activities from docent tours and conservation work to database entry, assistance at special events, and fundraising. Some activities require training; most require little more than a passion for our mission to transform understanding of the human experience and an ability to make a commitment of regular time.
For information on open volunteer positions, please visit our Volunteer page.