Giving Societies

  • Dr. William Pepper

    William Pepper Society

    If you give more than $1,000, you have the opportunity to join the William Pepper Society.

    Dr. William Pepper, Jr., founded the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1874. HUP was the first teaching hospital in the United States. He later went on to become the Provost of the University of Pennsylvania and remained a prominent figure in the hospital, in the Perelman School of Medicine and in Philadelphia for years to come.

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  • John Morgan

    John Morgan Giving Society

    When you give for three consective years, you become part of the John Morgan Giving Society — an assemblage of our most loyal donors.

    The John Morgan Giving Society was established to thank and honor donors to the University of Pennsylvania Health System who, for three or more consecutive years, have responded to our requests for unrestricted support and believe in the importance of giving each and every year. Their unfailing loyalty enables Penn Medicine to remain at the forefront of medical research, medical education and the compassionate care of patients.

    Dr. John Morgan (1735-1789) was a member of the first graduating class of the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania). Upon completing his medical training in Europe, he appealed to the trustees of the college to establish our nation's first medical school, whose mission was to improve the standards of medical training in America. His petition was successful, and the school of medicine was established in 1765 with Dr. Morgan as Chair of Theory and Practice of Physic, the first medical professorship in the country.

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