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We welcome the opportunity to help you make your gift easily, quickly, and effectively. Members and friends of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia can show their commitment to our mission with a tax-deductible donation.
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SUSTAINING MEMBERS

Certain Shareholders at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia choose to demonstrate their support by regularly giving at a level above their minimum dues requirement.

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THE 1814 SOCIETY

The 1814 Society represents a cohort of The Athenaeum’s most generous supporters whose alignment with our mission and vision reflects that of our original founders in 1814.

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ENDOW A BOOK FUND

Named book funds may be initiated with a tax-deductible gift of $1,500 and then added to from time to time with the understanding that the fund will ultimately accumulate to $5,000.



ADDITIONAL WAYS TO GIVE:

  • A gift of appreciated securities may allow you to avoid paying capital gains tax that would be due if you sold those assets.
  • Donor Advised Funds (DAF) or private foundations. If you have established a DAF or are a trustee for a private foundation, consider recommending a grant to the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
  • Qualified IRA Charitable Distributions (QCDs) may be made directly to the Athenaeum from your IRA by contacting your financial institution. If you are at least 70 1/2, a QCD to the Athenaeum may help you avoid paying taxes on that portion of your annual required minimum distribution.
  • Multi-year pledges of up to five years can help you and the Athenaeum make stronger budget plans.
  • Matching gifts — double your total contribution with a matching gift! Reach out to your employer about a policy of matching employees’ charitable contributions.
If you would like to explore any of these ways of creating a greater impact with your gift to the Athenaeum, please call our Executive Director, Beth Hessel (215-925-2688). We also encourage you to discuss your giving plans with your financial and/or legal advisor.

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