Ways To Give

Gifts and pledges to The Penn Fund may be made in many ways including:


Online Giving

Using our secure online giving form, you are able to make a gift using a VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card. Giving online saves time and decreases processing costs for The Penn Fund.

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By Phone

Call The Penn Fund office at 215-898-8445 or 800-237-2655 to make a gift by phone using a VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card.

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To make a gift via postal mail, you may send a check or credit card information accompanied by a pledge card to the address below. Checks should be made payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Printable Pledge Card  

Don’t feel comfortable giving online? The Penn Fund makes it easy to print out a pledge card and give via postal mail. Download the pledge card here (PDF), complete the requested information, and mail to:

The Penn Fund
Suite 300
2929 Walnut Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5099

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Reunion Pledges

Reunion pledges fall into two categories, those that are one-time gifts to be paid in the current fiscal year and those that are multi-year pledges. Pledges may be paid over five years. Alumni will be recognized in their reunion year for the full pledge amount. In subsequent years, they will be recognized for their gift payment amount.

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Recurring Gifts

You are now able to make recurrent gifts to The Penn Fund on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. To set up a recurring gift, please contact The Penn Fund office or visit the online giving site.

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Matching Gifts

Matching gifts can double or triple the size of a gift and are an important source of support for The Penn Fund. If you or your spouse/partner is affiliated with a company that has a matching gift program, you can obtain a matching gift form from the human resources office of the company to include with your gift to The Penn Fund. A database listing companies that match gifts as well as an explanation on how to make a matching gift is available at: www.matchinggifts.com/uofpa.

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Securities Gifts

In some cases, there may be tax advantages for individuals who donate through gifts of stock. Donors interested in making gifts of stock should contact Securities Gifts by calling 215-898-7254, e-mailing gifts@pobox.upenn.edu, or writing to:

Jean Suta
University of Pennsylvania 
2929 Walnut Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5099
You may also fill out this form.

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Donor-Advised Funds or Foundation Gifts

Donors may recommend or direct gifts to The Penn Fund through donor-advised funds or private foundations. Please contact The Penn Fund office for more detailed information. We will provide you with our tax identification number and mailing address.

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International Giving

UK taxpayers are able to give to Penn through the University of Pennsylvania (USA) Foundation Ltd., a registered charity in the UK. To learn about the benefits of giving through this foundation, click here. To download the Gift Aid Declaration form, click here. For more information about international giving, visit http://www.makinghistory.upenn.edu/igifts.

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Wire Transfers

Incoming Wires from Donors
If a donor wishes to make a gift to the University of Pennsylvania via wire transfer, please provide the following wire instructions to the individual to ensure prompt crediting of funds:

Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
420 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

For Domestic Wires and ACH’s
ABA Routing #: 121-000-248

For International Wires Only:
Account Name: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania – Gifts Accounting
Account# 2000030009956
Reference: Gift Processing, Name of Donor, Any Gift Details

For credit to:
University of Pennsylvania
Gifts Accounting
Account # 2000030009956
Attn: Donor's name, telephone number, where funds should be directed to ** A University contact name/department must be visible in the text or we will not be able to credit.**
SWIFT CODE: PNBPUS33PHL (if your bank asks)

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