Corporate Support and Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate donors play a vital role in the Free Library of Philadelphia's ability to achieve its mission to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Through these creative partnerships, the Free Library addresses many important issues facing neighborhoods and communities throughout Philadelphia. The opportunities for corporate involvement are as diverse as our programs, providing multiple options for increased visibility, employee engagement, and impact on issues ranging from youth literacy to workforce development.

For more information on the benefits of becoming involved with Library programs and initiatives like the ones listed below, please contact Katherine Gulick, Director of Institutional Giving, at 215-814-3530 or gulickk@freelibrary.org.

EITC

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO). Corporations that make a donation are eligible to receive 75% of their contribution in tax credit.

Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation EITC Donors

  • Kline and Specter
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • PECO
  • Osage Industries
  • Abington Neurological Associates
  • Chameleon Cloud Service
  • Elliott's Vending Company, Inc.
  • Steven Goldberg Consulting, Inc.
  • Fulton Bank
  • Truist

One Book, One Philadelphia – a designated EITC program

A joint project of the Mayor's Office and the Free Library, One Book, One Philadelphia promotes reading, literacy, and community by motivating tens of thousands of people to read an annual featured selection and come together for engaging discussions and more than 100 thematically related programs with community partners throughout the city. Thousands of copies of the One Book featured selection are also distributed to Philadelphia school students for use as part of their English curriculum.

Summer of Wonder – a designated EITC program

For over 25 years, the Free Library's renowned Summer Reading program has encouraged more than 1 million children to prevent "brain drain" and keep reading and learning during the summer months. More than 50,000 children and teens participate in this popular program each summer.

Annual Gala

The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation hosts an annual fundraising gala each December that features a fantastic live auction and cocktail hour, exquisite dinner, and lively dancing. Embracing a theme that illuminates an aspect of the Free Library, past galas have included Feast Your Imagination: A Free Library Fête that highlighted our Culinary Literacy Center, Through the Looking Glass: A Wonderland Ball that celebrated the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's iconic book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and Beaux Arts Bash which celebrated Parkway Central's 100th anniversary.