The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is an Educational Improvement Organization (EITC)
. Corporations that make a donation are eligible to receive 75% of their contribution in tax credit. Learn More
Corporate donors play a vital role in the Free Library's efforts to create an educated and literate workforce. Through these creative partnerships we are having a great impact on the 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 results on issues ranging from youth literacy to workforce development.
For more information on the benefits of becoming involved with Library programs and events like the ones listed below, please contact Ruth Auslander, Director of Corporate Relations, at 215-567-7710 x522 or email@example.com.
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Philadelphia Book Festival
The Philadelphia Book Festival is a celebration of literacy and the arts that has been a staple in Philadelphia for six years. Opportunities are available for product placement, branding, media, marketing, and on-site access to thousands of Festival visitors.
LEAP (Literacy Enrichment After-school Program)
LEAP provides a free, safe, educational after-school opportunity for more than 80,000 Philadelphia school children and features homework help, computer literacy, skills training, and multicultural enrichment activities. LEAP is also an important teen employment and mentorship program, providing over more than a hundred at-risk teens annually with skills training and job experience.
One Book, One Philadelphia
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 Reading – 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 60,000 children and teens participate in this popular program each summer.
A Storied Evening: A Fun Family Event At The Free Library
Children ages 4 to 10 and their families can take part in a digital scavenger hunt throughout the historic Parkway Central Library to find hidden clues and also take part in dynamic, hands-on art projects at several Make-N-Take art stations. While children are exploring the Free Library, parents can learn more about the Library's many resources and everyone takes part in a kid-friendly dinner reception.
An Elegant Affair
Each year on the first Saturday in December the Free Library of Philadelphia celebrates the season with a black tie event for the ages. Dinner, dancing and famous authors make for a memorable evening. Companies looking for a unique opportunity to connect with clients and friends during the holiday season should mark their calendars. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to get your company involved and take advantage of this tax-deductible entertainment opportunity.
The Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation is an Educational Improvement Organization (EITC). Corporations that make a donation are eligible to receive 75% of their contribution in tax credit.