Fundraising Events

Support Wistar research by raising awareness and funds through special events. Please consider partnering with us by becoming a sponsor, purchasing tickets to our exciting fundraising events, or volunteering your time or services. For more information about events, please contact Elyse Hoffmann.

The Wistar Discovery Gala

Discovery GalaThe Wistar Discovery Gala is a biennial, fun-filled event that highlights past and future Wistar discoveries while raising funds for cutting-edge biomedical research. This fundraiser is co-hosted by Wistar’s Leadership Council and Ambassadors committees.

Click here to learn about the Discovery Gala that took place on September 30, 2016.




Women & Science

Women & Science

Wistar’s Women & Science Program features the research contributions made by women scientists and raises funds to promote their work.

The 2016/2017 program features Wistar scientists and renowned guest researchers who will discuss topics such as cancer, aging, vaccines, immune disorders and allergies, HIV, and infectious diseases.

Click here to learn more about this program.



The Wistar Gala

The Wistar GalaEvery other year, The Wistar Institute hosts a formal evening event featuring an elegant dinner and late-night dancing with many of Philadelphia’s business and community leaders.

The Wistar Award is presented at the Gala to an individual who reflects the qualities of compassion, integrity, generosity, commitment, and vision that the Institute’s founding members demonstrated.

To learn more about past galas, click here.


Organize a Fundraising Event

Want to make a difference through supporting biomedical research? Create your own event to benefit The Wistar Institute.

Get Started

Prior to beginning any fundraising efforts on behalf of the Wistar Institute, you first need to complete and submit our Third Party Event Proposal a minimum of six weeks prior to beginning any promotional efforts or planning for your event. Upon receipt of your proposal, a Wistar staff member will contact you within five business days to notify you as to the approval or decline of your proposed event. Contact Elyse Hoffmann for more information and helpful tools in planning your event.

Participate in Events

Do you want to learn about the hottest fields in research? Have you ever contemplated the innate beauty of the cell membrane? Fancy a round of golf to support brain cancer research? From the Emerging Issues in Science series to the annual Nikon Small World exhibit to the annual Golf & Bridge Classic, The Wistar Institute supports public and special events throughout the year that both entertain and educate.