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Ways to Give

Give to the Annual Fund to support the broadest goals of the Museum or select a cause or entity close to your heart and customize your impact. Give money, time or engagement. Find the way that works best for you to be part of building transformation at the Penn Museum.

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Gifts By Mail

To mail your gifts to Penn by check, simply make it payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and address it 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.

Gifts of Stock

Download our Securities Transfer Form, and be sure to indicate “Penn Museum” in the Gift Designation field in Section III. Send to Jean Suta by fax at 215.573.5188 or a scanned electronic copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Giving by Wire Transfer

Download our Bank Wire Instructions, and be sure to indicate “Penn Museum” as well as your name in the Reference. Please notify us at 215.898.5093 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we may expect your transfer.

Talk to Us

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.


Leave Your Legacy

Planned gifts can provide an excellent way for you to create a lasting legacy of support at the Penn Museum 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.

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, contact us at 215.573.5251—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.

If there are no open positions in your area of interest and you would like to discuss other ways to engage at the Penn Museum, please contact Emily Herchenroether at 215.898.3099 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Become a Member

Members receive free year-round admission, discounts or free access to our most popular programs, and invitations to exclusive experiences with our curators and Museum leaders.

Membership Information


Contact

Development Department
215.573.5251