Corporate & Foundation Sponsorships

Your organization can make a transformative impact in Philadelphia and inspire liberty worldwide. Sponsoring an NLM exhibit, youth program, or outreach initiative makes a strong statement about your organization’s commitment to children, education, and the well-being of our community.

Last year, 40,000 visitors interacted with our heroes exhibits, rang our Liberty Bell, participated in an educator-facilitated tour, attended a professional development workshop, attended a public program, and welcomed our Young Heroes Outreach Educators at their school. All of our programs are highly subsidized by donations from our supporters.

For information on the sponsorship opportunities below, please contact Peggy Sweeney at psweeney@libertymuseum.org or 215-925-2800, ext. 140.

National Liberty Museum educational programs
  1. Student Group Tours & Outreach Visits

    The NLM offers K–12 educational tours and extended Museum Learning Experiences both at our historic building in the heart of Philadelphia and on-site for schools unable to visit. All programs are aligned with PA, NJ, and national Common Core standards in English Language Arts and Social Studies. We invite sponsorships of our education programs to cover admission costs and bussing for Title 1 public schools.
    Thank you to our current tour and outreach sponsors whose philanthropic contributions are at work in the Philadelphia community:
    Connelly Foundation
    Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith memorial Fund
    PA Historic & Museum Commission
    Philadelphia Cultural Fund
    Teva Pharmaceuticals
    Walmart

  2. Young Heroes Outreach ProgramTM (YHOP)

    The NLM’s signature outreach initiative is a yearlong program operating inside Philadelphia-area Title 1 schools for underserved students in grades 4-8. Using the NLM’s proprietary curriculum, our outreach educators work side-by-side with students and teachers facilitating YHOP’s 10-module sequence. Students form a Young Heroes Club, where members identify a real-life ‘liberty issue’ in their school or neighborhood and then cooperatively work together to solve the problem. As students progress through the school year, they learn leadership, responsibility, empathy, and the 21st-century skills empirically linked to academic and personal success.
    We invite individual school sponsorships, as well as gifts to the YHOP program, to help fund its operations. Sponsors visit our YHOP schools, get regular updates on the students’ progress, and are encouraged to observe the students’ community action project.

    Thank you to our current YHOP sponsors whose philanthropic contributions are at work in Philadelphia schools:

    • The Allstate Foundation
    • Boeing
    • Caroline J. Sanders Charitable Trust
    • Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
    • The Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
    • Elias Family Charitable Trust
    • Ernst & Young
    • The Huston Foundation
    • John S. and James l. Knight Foundation
    • Just Born Quality Confections
    • Lindy Communities
    • The Lawrence Sauders Fund
    • NAPCO Media
    • PECO
    • The Patricia Kind Family Foundation
    • The Paula Steinebach Trust
    • Republic Bank
    • The Sheller Family Foundation
    • TD Charitable Foundation
    • Tozour Energy Systems
    • Walmart
    • The Wells Fargo Foundation
  3. Community Programs

    The NLM offers a broad range of community and public events on timely liberty issues including annual awards ceremonies that recognize role models from our region and across the US who have profoundly impacted our world by ‘living like a hero.’ We invite sponsorships ranging from in-kind to exclusive presenting sponsorships and offer significant printed, online, and social media branding and recognition.
    Thank you to our current Community Programs sponsors whose philanthropic contributions are at work in the Philadelphia community:

    • Chevrolet LMA
    • John Templeton Foundation
    • PA Council on the Arts
    • SEI
    • State Farm
    • TD Bank
  4. PA & NJ Accredited Professional Development for Educators

    With more than twenty workshops in our course catalog, each full-day course offers teachers fifteen Act 48 credits toward promotion on practical classroom management issues and research-based teaching strategies that help young people succeed. Topics include:

    • Multiculturalism as a Teaching Tool
    • Supporting LGBT Youth in School
    • Preventing Cyberbullying and Promoting Kindness Online
    • Mindfulness Tools to Promote Positive Student Behavior

    Thank you to our current Professional Development Sponsors

    • State Farm
    • Subaru
  5. Glass Auction & Gala Sponsorships

    The NLM’s annual Glass Auction & Gala is our signature fundraiser and the premier glass auction in the region. The proceeds raised from this event directly impact our character and civic education programs for underserved youth. Sponsors receive substantial marketing benefits including exclusive exposure to and recognition among a prestigious audience of Delaware Valley CEOs, philanthropists, and art collectors. Become a sponsor today.

  6. Exhibition & Gallery Naming

    The NLM has completed its Master Planning for phased interactive enhancements to its core galleries that will take place from 2016-2019. These improvements will transform the way you see glass and art. Please contact Peggy Sweeney at psweeney@libertymuseum.org, VP of Institutional Advancement, to discuss the range of meaningful exhibit and gallery naming opportunities.

Strength & Fragility Exhibition Now Open

Strength & Fragility: The Story of the NLM highlights the life of the Museum’s founder Irvin J. Borowsky, and how his belief in universal equality and liberty, as well as his passion for contemporary glass art, led to the creation of the National Liberty Museum. Strength & Fragility includes engaging archival material, stunning glass artwork, and immersive soundscapes. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a magnificent 9-foot-high glass canopy by Ulla Darni, entitled “The Peace Portal.” It features a custom sound bath experience, Seeds of Love, written and produced by Philadelphia-based sound artist Luna Maye, in collaboration with composer Alfiya Glow.

You'll 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.

Programs for Kids & Families

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 summer events.


                                                Special Thanks to the Satell Institute for sponsoring
                                            these FREE summer workshops:
Click here for dates and times.

-Beyond Wakanda: Black Superheroes from Comics to Real Life (for Kids 8-12), A FOUR-DAY workshop.
-Tik Tok Liberty (for teens), A FOUR-DAY workshop over a four week period.
-The Power of Art: Express Yourself (Teens age 14-18), A TWO-DAY workshop.

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 what's happening this summer, 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.