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Giving to Our Future

The Bates Center offers a number of opportunities for individuals who wish to support Center activities. Individuals can contribute funds, donate personal papers, and volunteer time. See below for the many ways in which you can support the history of nursing.

Contributing to the Center

Online Contributions

The  Bates Center’s operating expenses are covered by a combination of gifts, grants, and endowment income. Contributions to the Center’s individual funds can be made online through the Giving to Penn site, or via direct links to individual funds below:

Mailed Contributions

Contributions for the Center can be mailed to the following address: 

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Office of Institutional Advancement
Claire M. Fagin Hall
418 Curie Boulevard Suite 445
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contributions should be made payable to:  Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

If you have any questions or need assistance when contributing please call 215-898-4502 or e-mail


Donating Historical Materials 

Individuals and/or organizations interested in donating papers of historical interest should contact the Center at or call 215-898-4502. For more information on what we collect and why you should donate your records, please view our guide


Volunteering at the Bates Center

The Center welcomes individuals interested in assisting in processing historical collections. Please contact the Bates Center at or call 215-898-4502 for more information on volunteer opportunities.