The National Liberty Museum’s Gala & Glass Auction is the Museum’s most important fundraiser, with 100% of proceeds supporting our inspiring civic leadership education and outreach initiatives, engaging public programs, and thought-provoking exhibitions. None of this would be possible without the support of our donors. We can’t thank you enough for your generosity.

Thank you to all our 2021 participants. The NLM is excited to share videos of Liberty in Action via our new programs, exhibitions, and building improvements happening in the coming months. Your generosity enables us to continue our mission of advancing liberty for all.  THANK YOU! We kindly request your help in achieving our 2021 fundraising goal.



Thank You to our generous 2021 Sponsors. List current as of 10.9.21.

Diamond Presenting Sponsors
SEI Investments Company
Laurie Wagman/Borowsky Family Foundation
Alan, Elaine, and Frank Lindy/Lindy Communities

Ruby Sponsors
Doug Tozour/Tozour Energy Systems

Emerald Sponsors
Ned and Caren Borowsky
Nigel Brown, Sofia Brown & Violet Zar
Richard and Angela Clark
Norman and Suzanne Cohn
Hon. Joyce Kean and Dr. Herbert Kean
Bernie Kelley
Ed and Cyma Satell
Tom and Alycia Scannapieco/Scannapieco Development Corporation

Sapphire Sponsors
Tom Caramanico
Brian Daggett and Franz Rabauer
The Haverford Trust Company
Joan Kahn
NJM Insurance Group
Lisa S. Pacell/Isdaner & Company, LLC
Adele Schaeffer
Michael and Jennifer Stein
Jeffrey and Jenifer Westphal

Amethyst Sponsors
Gwen Borowsky and David Camp
Brian and Sherry Effron
Sharon Karmazin, David Greene, and Dina Elkins/The Karma Foundation
Dan and Cathy Kaufman
The Samuel P. Mandell Foundation
Drs. Arlene and Norman Silvers
Claudia and Jay Springer
Bruce and Robbi Toll

Pearl Sponsors
Irwin and Phyllis Browarsky
Jeffrey and Gabrielle Devine

Leon and Fran Levy
Morgan Stanley
Arnold and Ruth Peskin
Garrett Price
JacobsWyper Architects
Renée Rollin
Sherrie Savett
Bruce and Joanne Shanzer
Steve and Sandy Sheller/Sheller Family Foundation
Paul and Aviva Silberberg
Joseph Zuritsky






Fall is for kids and Families
at the NLM.

The NLM offers a full calendar of virtual and on-site programs for kids and their families. We invite you to join us as we explore the themes of respect, taking action and spreading liberty to all.

Check out our exciting list of upcoming events for the fall.

Four Paths to Better Policing
An Interactive Virtual Public Dialogue
Monday, November 1, 2021; 7-9 pm on Zoom

Everyone has a vested interest in issues surrounding policing in our communities. We invite you to hear experts in the field and the community briefly outline four different paths to better public safety. After you hear from our experts, go deeper with fellow citizens, sharing your experiences and viewpoints in moderated small groups.

Find complete information here.

Art that acts as Social Commentary

The Graphic Content exhibition features graphic-centered artworks that take inspiration from counterculture tradition and give voice to those outside the mainstream. It features works that embody the artists' personal reflections on the current social and political climate.

The exhibition is on view through November 7, 2021
Learn more and purchase your Museum tickets now.

The artform of cartooning celebrates diversity, liberty, and inclusion

As a companion piece to the Graphic Content Exhibition, the NLM has brought back select pieces from Caretoons, a popular annual exhibition/competition that ran from 2005-2010. Through drawings submitted by children, as well as amateur and professional artists from around the world, the images in Caretoons grapple with contemporary issues through the approachable lens of cartoons and graphic art.

Click here to learn more and purchase your Museum tickets.

An exhibition celebrating NLM Award Winners

Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.

Click here to learn more and purchase Museum tickets.

Events at NLM

The NLM hosts a robust calendar of programs and events for adults, from thought-provoking panel discussions to fun and engaging tours and workshops.

To see upcoming events, click here.

For special evening adult programs, visit NLM@Night.

Virtual Guided Group Tours now available

Here's a great way to enjoy the NLM. Our staff will lead you on a virtual tour of the Museum, as they explain our history, our mission, and our special exhibitions. We offer a range of virtual guided tour themes or we can customize a tour specifically for your group.

You'll find complete information here.

Support the Next Generation of Heroes

Each school year, we send NLM educators directly into Philadelphia’s most underserved schools to teach students critical leadership skills, such as courage, integrity, responsibility, respect, and most important, empathy. We show them that they have the power through their First Amendment Rights to use these skills to make positive changes in their school and community.

Help us continue to bring this program to as many students as possible.
Click here to donate now.

Police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders are honored

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 15th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, via a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event included several notable keynote speakers and was attended by the honorees, their families and colleagues,

Learn more here about their impressive and inspirational stories.

NLM Honors Medical Professionals

The National Liberty Museum is proud to host its annual Healthcare Heroes Awards, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. This international awards program recognizes inspirational heroes in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have profoundly benefited their patients, their field, and the global community.

The 2020 Awards Ceremony was held virtually on December 3.
Click here to learn about the honorees.

NLM honors 14 inspiring students from across the country

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 20th annual TD Bank Young Heroes Awards with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 12. The ceremony honored 14 inspiring students, ages 18 and younger, who identified an area where liberty was lacking and took action to make positive change in their local schools or communities.

Learn about these amazing young people here.