Liberty League Individual Giving

When you join the National Liberty Museum’s Liberty League, you join a community of inspired citizens who care about critical, timely issues of liberty in our community and around the world and are committed to helping our next generation of adults become empathetic and responsible leaders. Your generous annual gift provides vital, unrestricted financial contributions for our mission and community programs.

Choose a level that works for you and enjoy privileges including invitations to major NLM events, behind the scenes opportunities and special recognition. Contact Peggy Sweeney at psweeney@libertymuseum.org or call 215-925-2800, ext.140.

  1. Friend of Liberty

    For an annual gift of $1,500–$2,499, you will enjoy the following privileges:

    • Invitation for two to our annual donor appreciation holiday party
    • Unlimited admission for two individuals (and children within household)
    • Exclusive members-only programs and lectures throughout the year
    • Invitations to exhibition previews
    • Free family programs for kids of all ages
    • 10% discount in the NLM Market
    • Inclusion in our donor recognition materials
  2. Supporter of Liberty

    For an annual gift of $2,500–$4,999, you will enjoy all Friend of Liberty privileges, plus:

    • Opportunity to host a small private event or meeting at the NLM with 25% rental fee discount
    • Public recognition onsite at the NLM and in our donor recognition materials
    • Opportunity for a customized private tour for you and up to ten guests
    • One complimentary yearlong membership ($250 Associate level) for you to give to a friend
  3. Steward of Liberty

    For an annual gift of $5,000–$9,999, you will enjoy all Supporter of Liberty privileges, plus:

    • Opportunity to host an private event or meeting, small- or large-scale, at the NLM with 25% rental fee discount
    • Personal tour of the NLM with our leadership for you and up to 10 of your guests
    • Ability to bring two additional guests to all membership events
  4. Patron of Liberty

    For an annual gift of $10,000–$14,999, you will enjoy all Steward of Liberty privileges, plus:

    • Named sponsor of a school scholarship program at the NLM and opportunity to meet our students
    • Yearlong 25% rental fee discount for any events or meetings
    • 2 guest tickets to our premier Glass Auction & Gala
    • Unlimited tickets to the Museum for you and your guests
  5. Leader of Liberty

    For an annual gift of $15,000-$24,999, you will enjoy all Patron of Liberty privileges, plus:

    • Named sponsor of a Leader of Liberty NLM exhibit during the term of your philanthropic partnership
    • VIP guest seating for 2 at our premier Glass Auction & Gala
    • Discounts on Travel by NLM domestic and international VIP travel opportunities
  6. Benefactor of Liberty

    For an annual gift of $25,000-$49,999, you will enjoy all Leader of Liberty privileges, plus:

    • Exclusive named school sponsor of yearlong Young Heroes Club program
    • VIP guest seating for 4 at our premier Glass Auction & Gala
    • Host your private events or meeting at the NLM event spaces with no rental fee (whenever space is available)
  7. Hero of Liberty

    For an annual gift of $50,000 or more, you will enjoy all Benefactor of Liberty privileges, plus:

    • Named sponsor of a significant Benefactor of Liberty NLM exhibit during the term of your philanthropic partnership
    • VIP guest seating for 4 at our premier Glass Auction & Gala
    • Prominent recognition for public programming at the NLM, such as free admission days

Celebrating Pride Month with a Retrospective Exhibition

For Pride Month 2017, the National Liberty Museum presented Transparency, the nation’s first museum exhibition of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists in the LGBTQ+ community. While the physical exhibition is currently being housed at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, the NLM is partnering with this Museum from June 15-19 to host a week of virtual activities and social media posts to again draw attention to this thought-provoking exhibition.

We invite you to participate in these very interesting events. Learn more here.

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 May 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.