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We power progress that advances life science and healthcare innovation, uplifts communities, and improves lives

Individual Giving

Support of any amount helps fuel our innovation ecosystem and allows us to continue to offer free programming to all.

Donor Advised Fund

Providing funding to organizations that promote public health, advance science and education, and combat community deterioration.

Become a Partner

Whether your company is looking for early-access to the most promising new technologies for your R&D pipeline or want exposure to Greater Philadelphia’s innovation ecosystem, we’ve got you covered. Our network and expertise can help you reach your business objectives.

Corporate Membership

Get the best of what we have to offer through year-round engagement with Philadelphia’s innovation ecosystem, premier brand exposure, and exclusive introductions and insights. Corporate Members receive VIP benefits and expert guidance to drive corporate growth and outpace competitors.

Sponsor a Program or Event

Our signature events give you targeted exposure to the region’s innovation community. We offer a variety of high impact events throughout the year ranging in topics from science and technology, community-building and civic impact. Allow us to plug you into the audience you want to be in front of.

More Ways to Support

We can customize a plan that meets your giving needs.

Your Support Matters

Catalyze Discovery

We’re united by a common drive, a hunger for change, and a curiosity to push beyond the status quo. The Science Center enables the advancement of critical new innovations that can prevent the next pandemic and address the healthcare and technological challenges we face under the best of circumstances.

Economic Development

We support the ideas and companies representing sprouts in tomorrow’s economy. Our role to stimulate and nurture their growth enabling job creation and an economic impact that ripples across our region.

Expand Pathways

We don’t just cultivate and nurture a workforce that supports our 21st century economy, we ensure that it’s locally sourced. We believe innovation is for everyone and access to STEM learning and STEM careers is critical to equitable growth and inclusive prosperity in Philadelphia.

Convene Communities

Collaborative, dialog and networks are the foundation for new ideas and progress. Our community powers progress that changes lives, grows companies, uplifts our region, and improves our world. If you’re looking to start something new, the time is now and your place is here.

About the Science Center

We are a community of current and future innovators, makers and doers fueling billions into the economy, expanding the workforce, and solving problems to enable us to live longer and better. The University City Science Center is a registered 501(c)3 mission-driven nonprofit organization that relies on philanthropic support.

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