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Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Fund

Help us dig for new discoveries by supporting the future of vertebrate paleontology at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

collage of photos showing field work sifting for fossils child at a microscope and a WINS student looking at a skull.

Over nearly four decades, the discoveries of the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Academy of Natural Sciences — with the help of scientists, researchers, students and volunteers — have illuminated some of the most pivotal moments in our evolutionary history.

With the retirement of longstanding Academy Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology Edward “Ted” Daeschler, PhD, we embark on the next chapter of vertebrate paleontology at this historic institution. We invite you to join us in sustaining the Academy’s leadership in this field by making a gift to the Vertebrate Paleontology Curator Endowment Fund.

A gift for science today advances the discoveries of tomorrow.

One fossil can reveal many things about a place in time, impacting discoveries for years, decades or centuries to come. From the moment the specimen is collected, it becomes a fount of knowledge.

Like adding a single fossil to the collection, a gift for the Endowment Fund supports vertebrate paleontology in perpetuity through a permanent stream of support.

Make a gift for science today. Advance the discoveries of tomorrow.

Click here to make a donation to the Vertebrate Paleontology Curator Endowment Fund. 

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