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

Fall is for kids and Families
at the NLM.

The NLM offers a full calendar of virtual and on-site programs for kids and their families. We invite you to join us as we explore the themes of respect, taking action and spreading liberty to all.

Check out our exciting list of upcoming events for the fall.


Strength & Fragility Exhibition

*Final weeks to see the Peace Portal!

Strength & Fragility: The Story of the NLM highlights the life of the Museum’s founder Irvin J. Borowsky, and how his belief in universal equality and liberty, as well as his passion for contemporary glass art, led to the creation of the National Liberty Museum. Strength & Fragility includes engaging archival material, stunning glass artwork, immersive soundscapes and –*through September 12 only!– a magnificent 9-foot-high glass canopy by Ulla Darni, entitled the "Peace Portal.” Be sure to see this exhibition before the Peace Portal is taken down.

You'll find complete information here.

Art that acts as Social Commentary

The Graphic Content exhibition features graphic-centered artworks that take inspiration from counterculture tradition and give voice to those outside the mainstream. It features works that embody the artists' personal reflections on the current social and political climate.

The exhibition is on view through November 7, 2021
Learn more and purchase your Museum tickets now.

The artform of cartooning celebrates diversity, liberty, and inclusion

As a companion piece to the Graphic Content Exhibition, the NLM has brought back select pieces from Caretoons, a popular annual exhibition/competition that ran from 2005-2010. Through drawings submitted by children, as well as amateur and professional artists from around the world, the images in Caretoons grapple with contemporary issues through the approachable lens of cartoons and graphic art.

Click here to learn more and purchase your Museum tickets.

An exhibition celebrating NLM Award Winners

Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.

Click here to learn more and purchase Museum tickets.

Events at NLM

The NLM hosts a robust calendar of programs and events for adults, from thought-provoking panel discussions to fun and engaging tours and workshops.

To see what's happening this summer, click here.


For special evening adult programs, visit NLM@Night.

Virtual Guided Group Tours now available

Here's a great way to enjoy the NLM. Our staff will lead you on a virtual tour of the Museum, as they explain our history, our mission, and our special exhibitions. We offer a range of virtual guided tour themes or we can customize a tour specifically for your group.

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.

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 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.