Annual Fund

Pledge a Montly Donation

Private donations provide crucial support for many of the Library's incredible programs and services, which advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity throughout our city. Donor privileges are listed below. For more information, please call 215-567-7710.

To become a donor of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, you can make a donation online or send a check to the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation at 1901 Vine Street, Suite 111; Philadelphia, PA 19103. Please make all checks payable to the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation.

Select Your Donor Level

  • Member: $50–$99 Annually | Support

    • A subscription to Off the Shelf, the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation's semiannual magazine
    • In your 20s or 30s? Join the Raven Society with a gift of $100 or more.
  • Contributor: $100–$249 Annually | Support
    All of the above benefits, plus:

    • A Free Library of Philadelphia bookmark, featuring an image from one of the Library's special collections
  • Patron: $250–$499 Annually | Support
    All of the above benefits, plus:

    • Advance notice of special events and new exhibitions
  • Donor: $500–$999 Annually | Support
    All of the above benefits, plus:

    • An invitation to the George S. Pepper Society Season Opener reception
    • An invitation to the President’s Reception with an acclaimed author
  • $1,000+ Annually

    The George S. Pepper Society recognizes those who give $1,000 or more annually to the Free Library Foundation. In appreciation of their generosity, Peppers receive exclusive benefits and access to Library events and programs. Learn more and make your gift!

For more information, please contact the Development Office of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation at 215-567-7710 or giving@freelibrary.org

The Impact of Your Gift

As a young man, Peter was involved with a gang. One day, he came to Parkway Central Library’s Music Department and found a recording of West Side Story. He checked it out on a whim, forever changing his life. After falling in love with the musical, Peter spent much more time in the Library—to the point that he was kicked out of his gang. He went on to serve in the Marines for over 20 years.

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