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Giving to Penn from Europe


For the benefit of our European alumni, parents, and friends, Penn works with Transnational Giving Europe (TGE), a network of philanthropic institutions that coordinates donations from some European countries. 


If you pay taxes in one of the TGE countries listed below, you may be able to make a gift to Penn and benefit from the tax advantages provided in that country:  



  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
Explore the tables below to learn more:

Transnational Giving Europe (TGE) is a partnership of leading European philanthropic organizations that coordinates cross-border giving.


If you're a taxpayer (either an individual or organization) in one of the TGE countries, you may benefit from the tax advantages provided by law in your country. To qualify for a potential tax advantage, you must make your gift to Penn through a TGE foundation partner, which will transfer the gift to The University of Pennsylvania (USA) Foundation, Penn's registered charity in the United Kingdom. The UK Foundation then grants the gift to Penn to your specified purpose.


*Please note, gifts given via TGE are subject to each foundation partner's acceptance policies, as well as a five percent TGE operational fee on giving up to €100,000 and degressive fees for larger gifts.

Your first step is to notify Penn of your gift intention by clicking the contact button below and completing our online form.  

To benefit from tax-advantaged opportunities made possible by the TGE network, you must:

  • Pay tax in a participating TGE country
  • Make your gift to Penn, by way of the appropriate TGE foundation partner
  • You contact Penn about your intention to make a gift to a TGE foundation partner by completing the contact form above.
  • Penn will contact you with the appropriate TGE foundation details.
  • You make a Penn designated gift to the TGE foundation partner. 
  • If the TGE foundation partner accepts your gift, they will provide a receipt for your tax purposes.
  • The TGE foundation partner then transfers your gift to The University of Pennsylvania (USA) Foundation, a U.K.-registered charity. 
  • The University of Pennsylvania (USA) Foundation, grants your gift to Penn on a quarterly transfer schedule. 

Click on the button below to submit a TGE contact form: 

Give us a few details and we'll contact you.


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Once your gift to the appropriate TGE foundation partner is accepted, the foundation will provide a receipt for your tax purposes. 


Once your gift is transferred to Penn, you will receive an acknowledgement of your gift from the University. 


If you have any questions, please contact Muriel Mills

Contact Muriel Mills at the International Development Office.


Muriel Mills

International Development

University of Pennsylvania

2929 Walnut Street, Suite 300

Philadelphia, PA, 19104-5099