Making a Bequest
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Over the years, bequests of all sizes have played an important role in the growth and success of the University of Pennsylvania Library. As a main source of endowment support, they help ensure that the Library will be financially sound for generations to come. They are especially important for the Penn Library's most central needs, such as public services, acquisition of scholarly materials, operations, and planning.

You may make a bequest to the University of Pennsylvania Library by preparing a new will or adding a codicil to your present will. To make certain that your exact intentions are followed, wills and codicils should be prepared by or with the advice or your attorney.

The University of Pennsylvania's Planned Giving Society

The Charles Custis Harrison Society recognizes individuals who have remembered the University of Pennsylvania Library in their wills and estate plans. If you have included the University of Pennsylvania Library in your estate plans, we would appreciate knowing of your intentions. Knowledge of bequest intentions offers us the opportunity to thank individuals for their foresight and generosity and helps the administration and trustees plan for the future. All requests for dconfidentiality are carefully honored.


If you have included the University of Pennsylvania Library in your will, are considering doing so, or have any questions about planned gifts, please call our office or contact the Office of Gift Planning. Your inquiry will be confidential and places you under no obligation.

We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your interest in the Penn Library.

Please contact:

Director of Development
University of Pennsylvania Library
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
or contact us now.