In medicine, hope springs from research. Every life-saving medication, medical device and health care procedure started as someone’s experiment. Indeed, someone at some point thought, “I wonder if this could work and make a difference in patients’ lives.”

And that’s how research starts to move theory into practice.

But research requires not just time, creativity and diligence. It also requires financial support.

Your investments in research at LIMR can have a significant impact on healthcare. Our scientists—several of whom are world-renowned for their work—focus on basic, clinical and translational research in cancer and cardiovascular, autoimmune and gastrointestinal diseases, as well as regenerative medicine and population health. Every day they seek to not only advance scientific discoveries in ways that can most rapidly impact patient care today, but to also train the next generation of scientists so that biomedical innovations can benefit the health of future generations of patients.

Benefits of giving

As a donor to LIMR, you will receive a copy of our bi-annual magazine, Catalyst, which highlights our latest discoveries and innovations. Additionally, you will receive invitations to LIMR events such as educational and community programs.

Whether you represent an organization or wish to donate as an individual, your contribution will help us maintain the highest quality of research and guarantee that the important work done at LIMR will continue to advance.

Meet some of our donors

LIMR recognizes the incredible generosity of our donors, including the following:

  • Linda Waddell contributed to funding the cancer research of LIMR President and CEO George Prendergast, PhD.
  • The Gordon family has supported LIMR’s work for many years, most recently by endowing the Joseph and Ray Gordon Chair in Clinical Oncology and Research, currently held by Professor Scott Dessain, MD, PhD.
  • I. Wistar Morris, III and Martha Hamilton Morris have supported the groundbreaking work of LIMR Professor Charles Antzelevitch, PhD, one of the nation’s preeminent cardiac electrophysiology researchers.
  • Illa G. Brustman left a bequest to Lankenau’s research endeavors. Her contributions funded LIMR’s Preclinical Research Facility.
  • Louise and Peter Havens endowed the Havens Chair for Biomedical Research, currently held by LIMR CEO and President George Prendergast. Indeed, the Havens family members have been ardent supporters of Lankenau Medical Center and LIMR for generations.

How to give

You can download a gift form and send it with a check payable to: Lankenau Medical Center Foundation. Please mail to: Lankenau Medical Center Foundation, 100 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096. You can also send your credit card information using the gift form.

Make a donation online

All of us at LIMR thank you for your interest and your continued support.

For more information on giving, please contact Amy Mansky, associate director of the Lankenau Medical Center Foundation, at 484.476.8070 or email