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:

    • 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.

Big Ideas for Little Learners: Exploring friendship through storytelling

Join us with your family, on Saturday, June 9 at 11am, for an engaging exploration of friendship, acceptance, respect, and kindness. Using puppets, props, and lots of imagination, author and illustrator Staci Schwartz will lead an interactive reading of her book, The New Bear on the Block. Your family will receive their very own signed copy of the book, along with a special Hide-and-Seek Adventure Map of the National Liberty Museum personally designed by Staci. Learn more.

Sound + Vision Exhibition on Display April 6 - June 10

Sound + Vision explores the influence of music on contemporary glass art and the inextricable connection between music and visual arts. Featuring the works of 29 artists and collaborative teams, Sound + Vision showcases figurative representations of instruments, experimental glass instruments, and multimedia sculptural works inspired by both musical experiences and legends. Learn more.

Learn about our exciting Closing Event for this exhibit.

Shown: Violin by Etai Rahmil. Photo by Steven Toney.

"Pay What You Wish" and Special Activities on Memorial Day

Honor, explore, and be inspired this Memorial Day. At the National Liberty Museum you’ll discover stories of both military heroes and ordinary citizens who contributed to preserving our country’s liberty. There are special activities for adults and children throughout the day, including military trivia and a creative kids' workshop. All activities are included with your "Pay What You Wish" admission. Learn more.

Art Workshops for Kids in May and June

Join us on various weekend days in May and June when we will be offering art workshops for kids in conjunction with our Sound + Vision Exhibit. Workshops are free with Museum admission. Preregistration is required. Check our Event Calendar for details.

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In our next session, on Wednesday, June 6, our guest is Sheri E. Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College. Berman’s main interests are European politics and political history, democracy and democratization, globalization, and the history of the left. Her two books have examined the role played by social democracy in determining political outcomes in 20th-century Europe. Learn more and register day.

Young Heroes Award

This annual awards program, sponsored by TD Bank, recognizes young people who have taken leadership roles in their schools or communities to bring about positive social change. Each year we look for young people who have engaged in civic activities, promoted respectful resolutions to conflict, advocated for diversity, and much more. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more and nominate a deserving young person today.

Awards of Valor

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more