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Renew / Pay Membership Dues


General Memberships

Young Friends - $75

Subscribers - $250

Shareholder Dues - $210 (To be collected annually after purchasing a share)

If you purchase a share after the month of February, our Membership Secretary will contact you regarding pro-rated dues for the remainder of the current year.

Additional Contribution



Sustained Giving

Certain Shareholders at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia choose to demonstrate their support by regularly giving at a level above their minimum dues requirement of $210.  Gifts to the Athenaeum above dues are considered a tax-deductible donation and all donors will be acknowledged in this year’s Annual Report.

Sustaining Shareholders pay annual dues at the $500 level ($290 tax deductible).  

Sustaining Contribution - $500

Lifetime Shareholders make a one-time payment of $5,000 that represents ALL future dues payments for that member.

Lifetime Payment - $5,000


*Additional Lifetime Benefits*

  • Inscription of desired name on an official plaque to be displayed our entry hallway

  • NO notices of annual dues

  • Receipt of a signed copy of this year’s Athenaeum Literary Award winner


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