As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public for at least the rest of the summer. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the summer and fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

Tributes and Memorials

A Tribute or Memorial Gift is an especially meaningful way to recognize friends, family, colleagues, and special occasions, while at the same time supporting the American Philosophical Society's mission.

Your contribution will be acknowledged with a personalized card sent to the honored individual or family—without reference, of course, to the amount of the gift. In addition, the name of the individual being honored will be listed in the Society’s Report to Donors.

Gifts may be mailed to:

Development Department
American Philosophical Society
104 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Please remember to include the name and address of the person who should be notified of your generosity.

For more information, please contact Linda Jacobs at 215-440-3434 or

Click to donate online for Members and Friends Tributes and Memorials.