Giving Opportunities


A gift to the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, no matter what size, has a great impact on our research and educational programs. There are several different ways that you can contribute to the Institute. Listed below are a few kinds of giving options that are available to you. Additionally, there are specific opportunities including: Special FundsEducational NeedsCorporate SponsorshipSponsored ResearchPlanned Gifts, and Sponsor Events, that may also interest you.

Annual Gifts

These contributions are made and often used for the unrestricted use of LIMR to help defray operating costs, to support our research, and to sustain our educational programs.

Memorials and Tribute Gifts

These gifts are made to either remember or honor a loved one, family member, or friend. Our development staff also notifies the next–of–kin that you specify or the person you honor of your generosity.

Matching Gifts

Businesses and organizations often encourage charitable giving by matching employee contributions. Please check with your employer to see if they will match a gift you make to LIMR.

Employee Gifts

Each spring, Main Line Health runs an employee giving campaign with various options as to where you would like your donation directed. For next year, check LIMR.

In-Kind Gifts

This type of support consists of contributions that are given in lieu of cash grants. These gifts include: products, equipment, supplies, furniture, printing or mailing services, and other professional services such as graphic design, advertising, or legal advice.

United Way

You are able to designate your United Way donations to the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research. Just fill in our code number 14608 when making your United Way donations.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

This is a tax wise way to support LIMR. When making a gift of appreciated stocks, bonds, and stock options, the donor pays no tax on the capital gains.

Gifts of Real Estate

Real estate may be contributed as an outright gift or to finance a planned gift.

Gift of Personal Property

These gifts can include works of art, manuscripts, rare books, antique furnishings, jewelry and other personal items


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