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Wistar has a long and proud tradition of accomplishments – discoveries that have become life-saving vaccines to prevent diseases and crucial advances in cancer therapy, none of which would be possible without the vibrant community that supports us – generous donors like you. Your tax-deductible contribution makes you a partner in our research community.

Donate By Mail

Please make your check out to The Wistar Institute and send it to the address below.

The Wistar Institute
Attn: Institutional Advancement
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

If your contribution is being made in honor or memory of someone, please provide the name of the honoree and include a name and address for notifying someone of your special tribute. The amount of your donation will not be shared.

  • Contact your broker in writing, letting them know that you wish to give appreciated securities to The Wistar Institute. The Stock Transfer Letter provides information regarding securities donations.
  • Let us know that you have initiated a transfer of securities to the Wistar's account by contacting Christina Bruno at or 215-495-6856. Provide your name to our staff so that we can give you the proper tax receipt as well as acknowledge your gift.
  • The value of your gift will be calculated by using the mean value of each share on the date the shares arrive in our brokerage account. Our preferred broker is Janney Montgomery.

A charitable contribution of long-term appreciated securities — i.e. stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time — is one of the most tax-efficient of all ways to give.

Planned Giving

Discover the benefits of giving wisely through planned giving. Learn more about our wide variety of planned giving options.

Workplace Giving

United Way: If your employer offers United Way giving and you would like to designate Wistar as your beneficiary, please use Wistar’s option code #216.

Matching Gifts: One of the best ways to maximize the impact of your generosity is to have your employer match all or part of your donation to Wistar. Many companies have matching gift programs for their employees. Donors interested in this opportunity should obtain the necessary matching gift form from their employer.

Amazon Smile

If you shop on, use AmazonSmile and please select The Wistar Institute of Anatomy & Biology as the nonprofit organization you would like to support. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Wistar.