Planned gifts are among the School’s most important sources of support and provide a way for alumni, parents, and friends of Penn Arts and Sciences to create a lasting legacy.

Every day, alumni and friends of Penn Arts and Sciences expand the boundaries of what is possible by including the School in their planning. Estate gifts follow in the tradition of Benjamin Franklin, funding scholarships and professorships and contributing to programs that enhance the liberal arts experience at Penn. Learn more about naming the School of Arts and Sciences as a beneficiary of your will.

Setting up a Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) is a simple way to supplement retirement income by providing a fixed income for life for you or one or two people while also supporting the School of Arts and Sciences. Learn more about creating a CGA.

Providing for the School of Arts and Sciences through a planned gift entitles you to a lifetime membership in the Harrison Society. Learn more about the Harrison Society.

Additional options for meeting your personal planning and charitable giving objectives, including Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts, and the Penn Donor Advised Fund, can be found on Penn’s Office of Gift Planning website.

As professionals with extensive experience in gift planning, Penn’s Gift Planning experts have the knowledge, ingenuity, and commitment to answer your questions about the many available giving opportunities. For assistance with making a planned gift, please contact Lynn Ierardi, J.D., at 215-898-6171 or