Named for the University’s first Benjamin Franklin Professor, Provost, and Curator of the Museum’s Early Man Section, the Loren Eiseley Leadership Giving Society (LES) is the Penn Museum’s leadership unrestricted annual giving group. These distinguished donors make unrestricted gifts of $1,500 or more to the Museum in a given fiscal year.
Through their generosity and vision, LES members provide 70 percent of all unrestricted support and serve as an inspiration to fellow Museum members and friends. LES members at the Silver Circle and above provide at least $2,500 annually and are also recognized as members of the University of Pennsylvania's Benjamin Franklin Society. To learn more about the recognition and benefits for the Benjamin Franklin Society, click here.
"Forward and backward I have gone, and for me it has been an immense journey."
–Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey
Director’s Circle $25,000 and above
All but $650 tax-deductible
Platinum Circle $10,000 - $24,999
All but $530 tax-deductible
Gold Circle $5,000 - $9,999
All but $510 tax-deductible
Silver Circle $2,500 - $4,999
All but $450 tax deductible
Bronze Circle $1,500 – $2,499
All but $400 tax-deductible
All levels also include the core benefits of General Membership including:
For additional and more specific information about upcoming special events for LES members, please call the Membership Office at (215) 898-5093.
Four easy ways to join:
Please note that a membership gift made online may take up to 3:00 pm the following business day to register in the online event registration system.
Visit the Admissions Desk at any of the Museum's entrances
Call (215) 898-5093 and say, "I want to join today!"