World-changing, life-saving breakthroughs deserve attention and support.

We know how to engage people in celebrating, sustaining, and accelerating the momentum that comes of remarkable philanthropic investments. Our work harnesses the power of storytelling, communicates the impact of complex initiatives, and stewards the donors who make it all possible.

The Power of Penn

We created the brand, then connected communications across the University to the campaign’s pillars of Innovation, Inclusion and Impact, giving fundraisers the tools to reach and surpass unprecedented campaign goals.

A Remarkable Thing Happened

We were on the scene shooting video when Penn received news of the FDA’s approval of CAR-T cell therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The targeted fundraising campaign we created won a CASE award for the Abramson Cancer Center.

A Powerful Nexus for Policy Reform

Our strategic communications counsel, messaging, planning, and collateral showed the world how the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) convenes great minds — and builds an unmatched interdisciplinary network — to shape health policy.

Your colleagues across Penn don’t just call on us at landmark moments. They turn to SteegeThomson for the initiatives that require a steady drumbeat of clear, compelling communications.

For example, our annual report for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion featured dialogues to illuminate the program’s unique strengths. Our fifth anniversary report for the Basser Center for BRCA highlighted exciting new breakthroughs in cancer research, and garnered PRSA Bronze Anvil and Hermes Creative Platinum Awards. Messages and infographics we created for Penn CHIPS continue to help prospective students understand why the program is a pathway to patient safety leadership.

While we work with many other leading institutions in health, medicine, science, and philanthropy beyond Penn, we know your world and we have advanced Penn communications since 1985.

We’d love to hear from you. Tell us about the most pressing marketing, communications, and branding challenges on the horizon, and let’s talk about how we might work together in 2024.

Denise Portner

Let’s make something
brilliant together.
Let’s make something
brilliant together.
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