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Help us advance the Penn Museum’s mission to be a center for inquiry and the ongoing exploration of humanity for our University of Pennsylvania, regional, national and global communities.

The Penn Museum is a place of continual discovery. Beyond our core research, teaching, and collections stewardship activities, each year the Museum hosts a wide roster of exhibitions and onsite and online public and school programs.

Your unrestricted support allows the Penn Museum to unearth, preserve, and share untold aspects of our human experience. A contribution to the Annual Fund supports every aspect of our mission: inviting regional neighbors to connect to our collections to their own cultural heritage; serving visitors and scholars from around the world who seek out the stories in our galleries; and educating Penn and K-12 students who will become the researchers and teachers of the future.

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Our Giving Priorities

  • Ancient Egypt & Nubia Galleries

    The Penn Museum’s collection of Egyptian and Nubian art is one of the largest and most important in the world, and this historic renovation will increase accessibility to this awe- inspiring collection. Give now.

    Rendering in Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries.
  • Unpacking the Past

    Our flagship educational initiative brings the past to life for 6,000 middle-schoolers each year. Give now.

    Students working with an artifact replica.
  • Native North America Gallery

    We are re-imaging our Native North America Gallery with the help of Native Consulting Curators, while working to repatriate important cultural objects to their tribes of origin. Give now.

    Rendering of Native North America Gallery.

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To make a gift by check, simply make it payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and mail to:

Penn Museum
Development Department
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Please be sure to indicate, either in the Memo field of the check or on an accompanying note, how you wish to direct your gift (e.g. the Annual Fund).

If you have any questions, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 215.898.5093.

Visit the Admissions Desk at the Museum’s Main Entrance or East Entrance.

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.

Download our Bank Wire Instructions, and be sure to indicate “Penn Museum” as well as your name in the Reference.

So that we may expect your transfer, please contact Jonathan Heisler, Associate Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215.898.9017; or Catherine Perez, Associate Director, Annual Giving, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215.898.3099.

To learn more, contact Jonathan Heisler, Associate Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215.898.9017; or Catherine Perez, Associate Director, Annual Giving, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215.898.3099.

Planned gifts can provide an excellent way for you to create a perpetual legacy of support in your area 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 you while providing meaningful support for the Museum. Planned gifts to the Museum are recognized through membership in the Sara Yorke Stevenson Legacy Gift Circle, and in Penn’s Charles Custis Harrison Society.

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. Please contact Jonathan Heisler, Associate Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215.898.9017; or Catherine Perez, Associate Director, Annual Giving, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215.898.3099.

Corporate sponsors of our exhibitions, programs and events connect today’s audiences to ancient and global societies. As one of the premier cultural institutions in the Greater Philadelphia Region and internationally renowned for its stellar collection of ancient objects from around the world, the Penn Museum is an ideal partner for companies seeking to demonstrate their support of Philadelphia's cultural community in a meaningful and highly visible manner.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels and offer a wide range of benefits, including co-branding and exclusive access to access to the Museum’s collections, galleries and scholars. We are grateful for our corporate partners whose support helps us to promote cross- cultural understanding through our exhibitions and programs.

For more information, please contact Prithi Chandra, Senior Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations, at 215.898.6733 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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To learn more, contact Jonathan Heisler, Associate Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215.898.9017; or Catherine Perez, Associate Director, Annual Giving, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215.898.3099.