Other Ways to Contribute

Support IHP



Join IHP’s Alumni Council in supporting the recently established Resident Emergency Fund, intended to provide limited emergency financial assistance to select IHP residents on a case-by-case basis who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses due to an emergency situation such as an accident, illness, death of a family member, or fire damage, among others. This is your opportunity to help IHP provide residents with more than advice and moral support in the unfortunate case of an emergency. Let’s change this together. Make a gift today that will help a resident tomorrow.


When you make a donation to the IHP Resident Emergency Fund, you help us support residents in all aspects of their residential experience, including when they encounter hard times. Every little bit helps and it is a great opportunity to make your mark on IHP, and make a direct impact on the lives of others.


Click here to make a contribution to the IHP Resident Emergency Fund.


Many donors prefer to fund their contributions through gifts of appreciated securities.

Gifts of appreciated securities, which you have owned for at least six months, may be deducted for the full fair market value at the time of the gift. This deduction can be claimed provided it does not exceed 30 percent of your adjusted gross income, with a five-year carryover for any excess. No capital gains tax is levied on the appreciation.

For more information about gifts of stock, please contact:

James M. Papada, III at 215-895-6527, or email jimp@ihphilly.org.


Unlike annual gifts that are made from current income, planned gifts are usually made from capital assets. In general, planned gifts – legally committed to International House during the donor’s lifetime — are those in which you retain some personal interest, such as the right to use the property or to receive income from the gift.  International House encourages these gifts because they provide an endowment for the future. 

Older friends and alumni may prefer the planned gift, or they may choose to combine a planned with an outright contribution. The most suitable kind of gift depends on the donor’s circumstances. International House will be pleased to provide any assistance you or your financial advisers require in determining how to maximize the impact of your generosity.

For more information about bequests and planned giving, please contact:

James M. Papada, III at 215-895-6527, or email jimp@ihphilly.org.


Volunteers at International House play a vital role in the life of the organization. They provide support for event coordination, fundraising, language classes, and fulfill important administrative needs. The Program + Events Office, Development Office, and Language Program have fun opportunities for you to lend your support in helping serve our audience members, residents, and community partners. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, click here or e-mail volunteer@ihphilly.org


Please remember International House (donor #1517) on all donation forms when you contribute to the United Way.