DOnate:  Ignite Innovation

Catalyzing Discovery, Opening Pathways, and Connecting Community

Our move into our new headquarters at 3675 Market Street gives us (and you) the opportunity to have an even greater impact on access, innovation, discovery and inclusion. As we settle into our new home, it is our goal to raise a minimum of $3 million over the next two years to continue fueling scientists, artists, entrepreneurs, and students with the resources they need to change Philadelphia - and the world. The Ignite Innovation campaign will directly support:


Tripling the size of Quorum, Philadelphia’s first and only free coworking space, and the lab at FirstHand, our STEM program for youth, to provide startups and students with the space, connections, and programming they need to grow, learn, and succeed as innovators. 



Fueling inventions such as wearable devices that prevent attacks against women, affordable breast cancer screening for people in developing countries, 3D-printed living tissues, and more. 



Supporting the scientists here to solve problems and fuel change, whether they’re experts testing theories or entrepreneurs turning inventions into businesses.



Scaling up middle school and high school programming to provide students from under-resourced schools with hands-on lab experience, mentorship from resident scientists and entrepreneurs, and STEM education to spark the future innovation workforce.


Thank you to our supporters!

Jeff Andrews

Maxine Ballen Jones

Cathy and Saul Behar

Kerry Benson

Brian Blake

Ken Blank

Elwood Boykin

Christopher Cashman

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Connelly Foundation

Wayne Crowther

Ernest Dianastasis

Mike DiPiano

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia


Eamon Gallagher

Gardner/Fox Associates

Charles Hale

Osagie Imasogie

INTECH Construction

The Investment Fund for Foundations

Melina Iuliano

Antoinette Marie Johnson

David King



Carl Kopfinger

Korn Ferry

Ken Kring

Michele Masucci

Mary McDevitt

The McLean Contributionship

Lynette Moore

New Spring Capital

Keith Orris

PECO and the Exelon Foundation

The Precisionists, Inc.

Mary Robertson

Kate Shay

Karina Sotnik

Southern Land Company

Scott and Jennifer Sullivan

Team Pennsylvania Foundation

Temple University

Tom Todorow

Meghan Kolesk Tumolo

University of Pennsylvania

Richard Vague

Wexford Science & Technology, LLC

Stephen Zarrilli


As of May 2019

FirstHand - Opening doors for the minds of tomorrow.

Meghan Tumolo

Director, Development


Through the Ignite Innovation campaign, we’re dedicated to fueling the future of access, innovation, discovery, and inclusion at the Science Center.