Time to Shine: Penn Museum Raises More than $49 Million
During University's Making History Campaign
March 1, 2013—Last night, University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann announced the conclusion of the truly historic, multi-year Making History Campaign, which raised an extraordinary $4.3 billion.
Penn Museum has raised more than $49 million, thanks to the generosity and commitment of literally thousands of donors who came forth and contributed during the Campaign.
"To each and every one of the 8,309 alumni, parents, friends and institutional donors who collectively contributed over $49 million to the Penn Museum, a huge and heartfelt thank you," said Julian Siggers, Penn Museum Williams Director.
Penn Museum's Campaign donations are being used for a host of new projects, strengthening the Museum's four key pillars—research, teaching, collections stewardship, and public engagement.
With money from the Campaign, Penn undergraduates can have archaeological field work experiences through new expeditions organized by the Museum; scholars and the public can engage with the Museum's vast collections digitally through a robust and growing new online Collections Database; and special exhibitions like Secrets of the Silk Road, MAYA 2012: Lords of Time, and In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies, are introducing audiences to spectacular stories about our shared human heritage.
Also due to the Campaign, important renovations are transforming the West Wing of the Museum's original 1899 building, while newly endowed positions and programs are strengthening the Museum's ability to make a difference in the future.
Details about Penn Museum's campaign are online.