Making a Gift to the Penn Rodebaugh Diabetes
Since its founding in 1980, the Penn Rodebaugh
Diabetes Center's focus has been on prevention
and treatment – with emphasis on providing
patients with diabetes, pre-diabetes, and other
endocrine problems access to the most sophisticated
diagnostic and treatment methods. In our continuing
efforts to improve treatment, Penn investigators
at the Rodebaugh Diabetes Center conduct research
and clinical trials, translating their findings
into the best possible patient care.
Private philanthropy is essential in responding
to the epidemic of diabetes, obesity, and metabolic
disorders. Your generosity provides us with greater
resources to fast-track scientific discovery
and offer state-of-the-art patient care. No matter
what size donation we receive – from $25
to $25,000 – your contribution directly
impacts many lives both now and in the future.
Ways to Direct Your Gift
You can direct your gift to the following uses,
Where it is Needed
contributions allow our Board of Trustees
the flexibility to direct funding to areas
where the need is the greatest.
are at the forefront of discovery. Our
multidisciplinary basic research programs
focus on unraveling the biologic, biochemical
and genetic processes that underlie the
development of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
and related complications.
and Family Education
and remedial education is the key to effectively
managing diabetes. Our state-of-the-art
Center provides instruction to patients
and their families on many topics including:
- carbohydrate counting
- proper insulin dosing
- insulin correction for hyperglycemia
- insulin pumps
- coping with depression
Occasion or Tribute Gifts
gifts are a valuable and memorable way
to commemorate a special occasion such
as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings,
or to honor someone special such as a teacher,
your doctor or a good neighbor. These gifts
also help to support diabetes research
and patient care. We will notify the gift
recipient of your generosity.
honoring a family member, friend or co-worker
who has passed on is a lovely tribute to
that person's memory. These gifts are especially
appreciated by their loved ones. We will
notify the appropriate person of your generosity.
of $25,000 or more establishes a fund named
in your honor or that of a loved one. Your
gift also enables you to direct resources
to specific patient care or research initiatives,
new pilot programs, faculty support, or
education programs for our patients and
their families. The pledge may be paid
over multiple years.
For More Information or to Make a Gift
For information about donating to the Penn
Rodebaugh Diabetes Center, or to inquire about
including the Center in your will, trust, or
other estate plans, please contact Penn Medicine Development and Alumni Relations.
There are a variety of ways to make a contribution,
including check, credit card, and stock. We hope
you will consider these giving opportunities.
If you are ready to make a gift, please complete
Gift Program form, print it out and send
it with your payment (if applicable) to:
Associate Director of Development
PENN Medicine, Office of Development & Alumni Relations
3535 Market Street, Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3309
You can also make
a gift online.
Involving your employer in your contribution
can double your gift to the Penn Rodebaugh
Diabetes Center. Check with your human resources
department to see if your gift qualifies for
matching funds or contact Penn's Matching Gifts
Office at 215-898-5069.