The Wistar Institute is poised on the brink of infinite possibilities. 

Scientific knowledge is exploding as never before. The revolutionary findings of the Human Genome Project have afforded us an unprecedented understanding of the role of genetics in human health.

But public funding for research is not keeping pace at this historic crossroads.  More than ever, private philanthropy is essential to Wistar’s future.

Supporting Wistar offers you the opportunity to accelerate the discovery of new treatments, preventions, and even cures for some of the greatest threats to our health. Join us today in realizing Wistar’s vision for a healthier world, as profoundly transformed in the next century as it has been during our 125-year history.

How to Give

There are several ways to lend your philanthropic support to The Wistar Institute. Follow the links below to begin making your gift. 

Give securely online

Make a gift of stock or a planned gift

For more information about giving to the Campaign, contact our Development Office at or 215-898-3930.

NOTE: For all technology, intellectual property, business development, licensing and start-up opportunities, please contact

Every gift brings us closer to reaching our goal.  Thank you for your support! 

Naming Opportunities

The Wistar Institute has various opportunities for creating a named gift that will bear your legacy in perpetuity and support life-saving research for generations to come.

Some naming opportunities include:

• Naming a floor or area in the new research tower

• Endowing an assistant, associate, or full professorship 

To learn more about campaign naming opportunities, call 215-898-3930.