Support Penn's Initiatives in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

The mission of Penn’s Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism (IDOM) is to understand the genetic, biochemical, molecular, environmental, and behavioral origins of diabetes, obesity and other metabolic diseases; reduce their incidence and severity; and translate its findings to the very latest and best in patient care.

It is through the kind of leading-edge research that is conducted at IDOM that prevention of and a cure for diabetes will be found. Private philanthropy is essential in responding to the epidemic of diabetes, obesity, and metabolic disorders by providing greater resources to speed scientific discovery and state-of-the-art patient care. Whether it is a donation of $100 or $100,000, those whose lives are being improved by today’s innovative care and those who will cope with diabetes at some point in the near future are the direct beneficiaries of your support.

Ways to Give

Where it is needed most: Contributions that are unrestricted in use allow our Board of Trustees the flexibility to direct funding to areas where the need is the greatest at any given time.

Targeted research: Researchers at IDOM 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.

Named funds: A gift of $25,000 or more establishes a fund named in your honor or that of a loved one, and enables you to direct resources to specific research initiatives, new pilot programs, faculty support, or education for the next generation of physician-scientists. The pledge may be paid over multiple years.

To make your tax-deductible contribution now, please visit our secure online Giving Form.

For information about other ways to donate to Penn’s Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, or to inquire about including IDOM in your will, trust, or estate plans, please call Mary-Knight Young in the development office at 215-746-2210.

There are a variety of ways to make a contribution, including by check, credit card, and stock, all of which are gratefully accepted.


For more information contact:

Mary-Knight Young
Director of Development
Penn Medicine Development & Alumni Relations
3535 Market Street, Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office: 215.746.2210
Fax: 215.694.0340