Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are made in honor or in memory of someone special to you. Your contribution will be acknowledged with a personalized letter sent to the person you specify.

For tribute gifts of $50 or more, the Free Library will place a bookplate bearing the honoree's name in a piece in our collection. Make a tribute gift online now.

To make a tribute gift by check, please include the name and address of the person who should be notified of your generosity.

Checks may be made out to the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and mailed to:

Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation
1901 Vine Street, Suite 111
Philadelphia, PA 19103

For more information, please contact the Development Office by phone at 215-567-7710 or

The Impact of Your Gift

As an immigrant from West Africa, high schooler Nina was driven to receive a good education and make a good life in the United States. She traveled nearly an hour each week to participate in the Free Library’s College Prep Program, where she received hands-on help with studying for the SATs and perparing a scholarship essay. Nina’s hard work paid off: She was accepted into college for a pre-med program!