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.

Young heroes demonstrate their leadership at a virtual Civics Fair!

At the end of each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program, which brings the Museum’s civic leadership curriculum directly into area schools, holds a grand celebration to showcase the Social Action Projects created by all of the participating schools. This year the celebration was a VIRTUAL event and their projects are available for viewing on this website!

Click here to see the inspiring work of these 4th through 8th grade students, who clearly understand their ability to make a difference!

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

As we all practice social distancing, the National Liberty Museum is proud to offer fun, engaging, and informative entertainment through our Virtual NLM@Night series. Each week, these events will ask audiences to imagine liberty and the impact of everyday heroes.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition Call to Artists

When the National Liberty Museum opened its doors twenty years ago just a block away from Independence Hall, it took on the mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity. For our upcoming exhibition, Philadelphia's Freedom, the National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your own interpretation of freedom.

Philadelphia's Freedom will debut in the NLM's Live Like a Hero Gallery in the Summer/Fall of 2020. The deadline to apply is July 17.
Click here to read a letter from our Exhibitions Department about the effects of COVID-19, complete the submission form, or browse our Artist & Cultural Institution Resource List.

Do you know a young person who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 TD Bank Young Heroes Award. This honor recognizes young people who have taken action to make positive social change in their schools and communities. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Do you know a first-responder who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Valor presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS. This Award honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious community service. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.

Do you know a teacher who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Teacher as Hero Award. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

Do you know a Healthcare Professional who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Healthcare Heroes Award presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Awarded in four categories, Healthcare Heroes recognizes professionals in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have had a profound impact on others.

This year we are expanding the Community Hero Award category by including all those who participated in helping others in regard to the treatment of COVID-19. Learn more and nominate someone by clicking here.