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. 116

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:

    • 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.

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.