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.

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

The Museum offers a wide variety of engaging digital experiences. Our Virtual NLM@Night series includes fun and informative entertainment on the subject of liberty specifically for adults.

Upcoming Events Include:
How to Create Change: An Interactive Virtual Tour, Tuesday, January 26, 5pm
Cocktails with a Cause: Speak Up Open Mic Nite, Thursday, January 28, 5pm
Get You a Babe Who Can Do Both, Valentine’s Special, Saturday, February 13, 8pm

Click here to learn about these upcoming events.

Learn about NLM's Virtual Field Trip Programs

Looking for fun and educational virtual experiences for your students this school year? Let the National Liberty Museum’s educators bring liberty to life through tours, group discussions, games, crafts, and more that tell the amazing stories of ordinary people who did extraordinary things in the name of freedom and equality.

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.

You're invited to participate in a National Liberty Museum study

The Museum is asking for help in an important audience research study. The goal of this study is to understand how people became part of the NLM community; how they engage with NLM through programs and exhibitions; and how we can best serve you in the future.

As a token of our appreciation for participating in this research program, if you choose, your email address will be entered into a drawing for a $100 VISA gift card.

Click here to participate in our survey.

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 Outstanding Educators in the Delaware Valley and Beyond

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 14th annual Teacher as Hero Award sponsored by State Farm® with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 24. The ceremony honored 10 inspiring teachers who make a difference in the lives of their students. To mark the occasion, State Farm Representatives, National Liberty Museum leadership, friends and family gathered via Zoom to celebrate the accomplishments of these exceptional educators.

Learn their stories here.

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.