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A Wistar endowment makes a difference: saving lives through science.

Whether you are a longtime partner or new to The Wistar Institute, we welcome you. Partnering with The Wistar Institute is one of the soundest investments you can make to advance biomedical research and potentially groundbreaking discoveries in cancer, vaccines and immunology.

Donors establish endowed funds to support The Wistar Institute research in perpetuity. The funding continues to provide support to the Institute in the areas of the donor’s interest. Endowed funds may support postdoctoral fellowships, faculty at different stages of their career, seminar series or equipment and technologies that will further the Institute’s research priorities. The Wistar Institute invests the funds and uses a portion of the income generated from the principal to provide annual funding, which will be reported back to the donor.

Donors may fully fund an endowment with a one-time lump-sum gift, fund it over a three-year pledge period or through a bequest or other deferred gift. Endowment minimums vary by purpose.

Type of Endowment


Distinguished Professorship/Director $2,500,000
Named Professorship $2,000,000
Named Associate Professorship $1,500,000
Named Assistant Professorship $1,000,000
Postdoctoral Fellowship $500,000
Visiting Professorship $250,000
Distinguished Lecture Series $250,000
Biomedical Technician Training Fellowship $100,000

Contact Us

For more information on endowment opportunities at Wistar, contact:

Anita Pepper, Ph.D.
The Wistar Institute
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104