Faculty Support

Faculty Support

The Impact of Endowed Professorships and Center Directors

By endowing a professorship or center director, your name or the name designated to the role, will become permanently associated with the Weitzman School.  For generations to come, a succession of faculty and center directors who are deeply passionate about teaching, involved in research, and meaningfully engaged with professional practice will hold this named position, advance knowledge in their fields, and help shape the future of design.

The Weitzman School Matching Program

Matching funds are available for a limited time to accelerate the growth in endowed faculty positions  and center directors available at the Weitzman School. When a donor creates a new endowed position, the School will elevate the fund’s total value. Learn more about our matching program.

Giving Opportunities

$3M  Endowed, distinguished professor positions

$1.5M Endowed assistant professors, presidential professors, professors of practice, center directors 

$500K  Research support

For more information about leadership giving, contact Jeff Snyder, Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations.

Giving Opportunities

The Ian McHarg Professorship

The Ian McHarg Professorship in Landscape Architecture supports a professor in the department of Landscape Architecture.

The Kleinman Center Endowment Fund

The purpose of the Kleinman Fund is to provide general financial support to the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy towards opportunities for students, researchers and energy leaders to debate diverse viewpoints, explore opinions and develop agendas for decision and action. The Fund will be used at the discretion of he director of the Center.

Crossways Professorship City & Regional Planning

The purpose of this fund is to endow the Crossways Professorship in the field of City and Regional Planning in the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design.