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Though much in our city has slowed to a halt this year, we have not stopped working to serve our community and to advance our mission.  Many new and exciting changes are coming to the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, but we need your help to realize this vision. For over 200 years as a repository for useful knowledge and a space where the curious-minded may gather for conversation and communion – make  an impact today by donating to one of the country’s preeminent historic membership libraries!

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*All donors who give $1000 or above will be automatically included among the charter members of our new Leadership Giving cohort: The 1814 Society

Your tax-deductible contribution supports our ongoing efforts to inspire and educate all who value life-long learning, inquiry, and urban exploration. Thank you for your support!  

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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is a Public Charity under section 509 (n)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, and it is registered with the bureau of Charitable Organizations of the Pennsylvania Department of State.  A copy of official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling , toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.