The Raven Society

The Raven Society brings together young professionals from across Philadelphia who share a passion for supporting the work of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Ravens gain unique access and insider insights on the critical work of the Free Library through behind-the-scenes tours of special collections and exhibitions, and social, educational, and networking events throughout the year.

Supporters Circle | $100 to $299 | Join or Renew

All but $70 is tax deductible
  • Invitations to Raven Society events, including:
    • Annual Poe Party
    • Annual Ravens on the Rooftop
    • Parkway Central exhibition openings and receptions
    • Literary receptions, book clubs, and young professional meetups
  • Special Ravens opportunities celebrating One Book, One Philadelphia
  • Invitations to volunteer opportunities
  • Subscriptions to Off the Shelf magazine, Back to the Stacks membership e-newsletter, and the Raven Society edition of Footnotes, the Free Library's e-newsletter

Patrons Circle | $300+ | Join or Renew

All but $220 is tax deductible

All Supporters Circle benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to a Ravens-only cooking class
  • Advance ticketing to select Author Events ±^
  • Invitations to select George S. Pepper Society exclusive events
  • A copy of the annual One Book, One Philadelphia selection
  • Private tour of the Free Library's Special Collections (one tour for up to four guests) ±

For more information, please contact The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation at 215-567-7710 or

Upcoming Events

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± Advance reservation required, subject to availability.
^ Cost of tickets not included.

Under IRS rules, donors may not receive benefits as a result of a gift made through a third-party funding source (i.e. donor advised funds, family foundations, United Way). Payments cannot be made toward the tax-deductible portion of a gift through a third-party when there is an associated non-deductible portion. If you wish to participate in a membership society and receive benefits, you may not make the payment through a third-party; the entire amount must be paid personally. If you choose to waive benefits, you may make payment through a third-party but must confirm in writing that no benefits will be received. For more information, please contact the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation at or 215-567-7710.