Giving Opportunities

“Philanthropy has played a major role in advancing the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine which are dependent on high risk innovative, basic and translational research to develop therapies that are effective and safe.”                          

John D. Gearhart, Ph.D.
Director Emeritus, Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The IRM depends on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporate donors to advance its mission of research, training and educational outreach. Today, visionary donors have the opportunity to make a true impact on the field of stem cell and regenerative medicine research.

Philanthropy can help make the next breakthroughs in research and medicine become realities in a many different ways. A targeted or restricted gift makes an impact on a specific initiative such as tissue regeneration, or a disease area such as heart, liver and lung. An unrestricted gift allows the IRM the flexibility to immediately apply funds where they are most needed.

Fostering Innovation — through pilot research projects

Collaboration and imagination are keys to innovation and the IRM awards grants to faculty pursuing creative discoveries across disciplines through collaboration with multiple investigators. Pilot research projects at the IRM allow faculty to pursue experimental and innovative ideas and fast-track projects that show the most promise to yield effective therapies.

Pioneering Research — through endowed professorships

Endowed professorships are essential in allowing the IRM to attract and retain faculty members who will innovate and inspire groundbreaking research at Penn.  Professorships also carry the name given by the donor, ensuring a donor, or their family’s name will be associated with a legacy of innovation, education and research in stem cell and regenerative medicine in perpetuity.

Advancing Medicine — through research and clinical translation

The goal of regenerative medicine and stem cell research is to translate science into clinical therapies. The future of this field depends on the education of young minds today to ensure this field grows and remains a vibrant, innovative field for research
and discovery. Educational programs at the IRM are available from kindergarten students all the way to post-doctoral fellows.

Today, donors have the opportunity to impact the future of medicine. A gift to the IRM can ensure Penn stays at the forefront of future discoveries that may one day alleviate suffering and disease. Help the Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine make the next research breakthrough a reality.

Unrestricted Gifts

Use this secure online form to make an unrestricted gift.  These donations go to areas with the greatest need. They are allocated only at the discretion of the Directors of the Penn IRM and with these gifts, we can rapidly respond to unanticipated emerging opportunities.

For more information on all giving opportunities, please contact: 

Clint McCall
Senior Director of Development
Penn Medicine Development and Alumni Relations
3535 Market Street, Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-2210
Fax:    215-573-2800