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 $499 | Join or Renew

All but $60 is tax deductible
  • Invitations to Raven Society events, including:
    • Poe Party
    • Ravens on the Rooftop
    • Literary receptions, book clubs, and young professional meetups
    • Neighborhood library tours
  • Invitation to Raven Society Volunteer Day
  • Subscription to Off the Shelf newsletter and the Raven Society edition of Footnotes, the Library's e-newsletter

Patrons Circle | $500+ | Join or Renew

All but $220 is tax deductible

All Supporters Circle benefits, plus:

  • Advance ticketing to select Author Events ±^
  • Invitations to select George S. Pepper Society exclusive events
  • Invitation to annual Patrons Circle signature event
  • 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

± 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.

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