Other Ways to Give

The NLM is grateful to our generous donors who have enabled us to impact more than 800,000 visitors and program participants in our first 16 years. Your charitable contribution is directly applied to our community and education programs and makes it possible for us to give access to children and families from all walks of life. It feels great to give like a hero.

Annual Fund

Donations to the Annual Fund are immediately put to use in those areas where the National Liberty Museum has the greatest need. Your gift will help the NLM:

  • Maintain our permanent heroes exhibits and glass art installations;
  • Develop new temporary exhibitions and public programs; give underserved youth access to NLM’s effective character and civic education programming;
  • Host engaging and meaningful public programs on timely liberty topics; and
  • Enable our educators to continue supporting teachers and positive climates of learning in the classroom.

The NLM is a 501(C)(3) non-profit, and your donation is tax-deductible.

  1. Gifts of Stock

    Gifts of Stock
    Gifts of appreciated securities, such as stocks and mutual funds, are an excellent way to philanthropically support the National Liberty Museum. These gifts provide a greater tax benefit than an equivalent gift in cash. For questions and information about how to donate securities, please contact our Development team at 215-925-2800 x116.

  2. Matching Gifts

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs through which they match their employees’ contributions to non-profit organizations. Check with your Human Resources Department to see if your company will match your gift, or ask us and we’ll find out for you. Mail us a completed matching gift form, and we’ll take care of the rest. Call us at 215-925-2800 x116 for more information.

  3. Planned Giving

    As you weigh your estate planning options, please consider including the National Liberty Museum. Whether in the form of a bequest, gift of life insurance or retirement plan, charitable remainder trust, or other planned giving option, you can contribute to a bright future for the NLM and give future generations access to our programs. Planned gifts are also eligible for an estate tax charitable deduction equal to the entire amount of the bequest. To discuss planned giving opportunities, call us at 215-925-2800 x116.

The Treachery of Images,
an Exhibit of Glass Pipes

Opening on Friday, April 7, this new temporary exhibit will showcase works that traditionally have been marginalized as “functional” glass art due to their association with an illicit activity. The “Treachery of Images” Exhibit embraces both the technical and social challenges of this art form by celebrating the unconventional designs and amazing craftsmanship of glass pipemakers. The work shown here, Freija by Banjo and Snic Barnes, is one of dozens of works that will be on display. Click here to learn more.

Transparency,
An LGBT+ Glass Art Exhibition

Opening on Friday, June 2 to coincide with “LGBT Pride Month,” this will be the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBT+ community. It will showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these artists. The work shown here by Pearl Dick will be among dozens of works on display. Click here to learn more.

Free Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Festival... RSVP today!

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for FREE film screenings and community-driven conversations. Four films are scheduled for the coming months. After each FREE screening, we will host a thought-provoking panel discussion. Learn more and RSVP Today!

Lectures on Important Foreign Policy Issues

The National Liberty Museum co-sponsors and hosts a series of lectures on important foreign policy issues. Click here to learn about the upcoming event on May 2.

TD Bank Young Heroes Awards... Nominate someone today!

Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award are now open. Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, resolving conflicts respectfully, promoting diversity, and demonstrating leadership in their school or community. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

NLM's 2017 Glass Auction & Gala

This year’s GLASS AUCTION & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA. An outstanding collection of art is being assembled. Sponsorships are available. Our 2017 "Heroes of Liberty" are Stephen & Sandy Sheller. The artist honoree is Pearl Dick from Chicago. Click here for more information.

NLM Travel is headed to Wisconsin

Join the NLM on an arts-filled tour of parts of Wisconsin, Sept. 6-11, 2017. From Milwaukee’s art museums, to private collections, to a stop in beautiful Door County, which juts directly into Lake Michigan, you’ll follow host Arlene Silvers for a one-of-a-kind experience. Click here for more information.