Supporting PennDesign

Every gift to PennDesign is an investment. Whether you wish to build fellowship funds, create a professorship, support programs, honor an esteemed faculty member or loved one, or plan for the future of design, as well as your own financial stability, there are many areas where your gift will make a tremendous difference.

Annual Giving

Annual Fund gifts directly supports our students through financial support and academic programming, allowing PennDesign to lead the way with innovation and creativity on campus and beyond. To learn more about the PennDesign Annual Fund, please click here.

Fellowships

PennDesign is committed to assisting a diverse and talented student body with the cost of its education. Student fellowships shape the future of artistic vision and creative activity in the world around us and serve as a powerful tool in attracting the best and brightest students. Offering support to students with need, this important fund makes a PennDesign education possible for many deserving students. Gifts in any amount are gratefully welcomed. 

Program Support

Special opportunities for lectures, exhibits, and departmental initiatives crucial to PennDesign students’ education are just a few examples of programming made possible by individual gifts. Whatever your specific interest, you have the ability to make a difference by supporting specific PennDesign programs or departments.

Naming Opportunities

The transformation of Meyerson Hall will afford naming opportunities for studios, students commons and outdoor spaces. Gifts that bear your name or the name of a loved one, former professor, student or family member offer a lasting impact on the school. Become a partner of PennDesign. The impact of your generosity can have a significant influence on the education of the designers of the future. To learn more about special naming opportunities, please contact: Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations Jeff Snyder at jsnyder2@design.upenn.edu or 215.898.8738.

Gift Planning

Your gift is the key to providing educational opportunity for talented students, regardless of their means, which is at the heart of PennDesign’s mission. Planned giving can address your own financial needs while enabling you to leave a powerful legacy at PennDesign. With a little planning and creativity, your assets can be used for your personal benefit, while providing for the future of the school and its students. Many of PennDesign’s fellowships and programs receive funding through the generous support of individuals who have established planned gifts. Their desire to make an impact and envision the future enables PennDesign to continue providing its students with access to an education of exceptional quality. To learn more about planned giving opportunities, please visit the gift planning website or contact: Janhavi S. Chandra, Associate Director, Annual Giving & Stewardship at jchandra@design.upenn.edu.

Ready to Make a Gift?

There are several ways to make a gift to PennDesign:

Online Giving (Including the Recurring Gift Option): By making a gift with your credit card through a secure online transaction.

Give by Mail: By sending your check and this form, made payable to the "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" to: 

Office of Development and Alumni Relations
University of Pennsylvania
School of Design
102 Meyerson Hall
210 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Give or pledge by phone: Call 215.746.8323 to give your gift or to make a pledge. For more information on how to support PennDesign please call the Office of Development at 215.746.8323.