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Your gifts support Independence Seaport Museum's commitment to presenting the breadth and scope of Philadelphia's rich maritime heritage. Contributions to the Museum help us connect our region's people to their waterways through exhibitions, education, public programs, boat building, and on-the-water activities.

There are many ways to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Museum, and a variety of opportunities to direct your gift toward a specific project.

 

SAILOR STEM Education Program

Working with Philadelphia-area high schools, the Seaport Museum launched the SAILOR program, where students learn STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) principles and life lessons while building boats in the Seaport's Workshop on the Water. A fully integrated portion of a partnering school's traditional curriculum, SAILOR provides weekly lesson plans to school instructors highlighting the math, science and history concepts that serve as the basis of Workshop activities. Watch this inspiring video and find out how to donate.

If you would like to contribute, please make checks to "Independence Seaport Museum," include the notation "SAILOR STEM Education Program" on your check and mail to:

SAILOR STEM Education Program
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
 

Contributions can also be made by clicking on the Network for Good logo above. In the designation block, please type "SAILOR STEM Education Program."

 

Annual Fund

Support Independence Seaport Museum with a fully tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund. Annual giving is the lifeblood of the Museum, allowing us to apply much-needed unrestricted support where it is most needed at any time. To make a gift to the Annual Fund, click the Network for Good logo above and type "Annual Fund" in the designation block.

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Corporate Giving

Independence Seaport Museum has developed several attractive opportunities for your company to sponsor an exhibition or an event. For further information on Corporate Sponsorship packages and benefits, please contact Independence Seaport Museum's Development Office at 215.413.8611 or development@phillyseaport.org.

 

Gifts to Collections

If you are interested in presenting a gift for consideration for the Museum's collections, please contact Curator Craig Bruns at cbruns@phillyseaport.org or 215.413.8619, or mail a letter to:

Gift Proposal
ATTN: Craig Bruns, Curatorial Department
Independence Seaport Museum
211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3199

Your Gift Proposal will assist the Museum in determining if an object would be an appropriate addition to the collections. We also ask that you provide a photograph or photocopy of the object to better help us understand the nature of the proposed gift.

A gift acceptance committee reviews gift proposals and makes determinations based on the artifact's relevance to the Museum's collecting scope, the historical significance of the object, whether or not the object would duplicate an existing artifact in the collection, the condition of the object, and any storage conditions that would preclude acceptance of the gift.

The review committee will either request a meeting to examine the object or recommend other institutions that might be more appropriate for the acceptance of the gift. Sometimes additional research is necessary and donors may be asked to loan the object to the Museum for a short period of time.

The gift acceptance committee review process takes up to six weeks to complete. Once a gift has been accepted, the Museum's registrar issues a receipt and formalized deed of gift, which is executed to complete the gifting process.

Cruiser Olympia Preservation/Maintenance Fund

Independence Seaport Museum is accepting contributions for Cruiser Olympia's continued upkeep and preservation while it works closely with the U.S. Navy to assist in achieving a final disposition for this National Historic Landmark ship.

To learn more about Olympia's future, please click here.

If you would like to contribute, please make checks to "Independence Seaport Museum," include the notation "Olympia Preservation/Maintenance Fund" on your check, and mail to:

Olympia Preservation/Maintenance Fund
Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Contributions can also be made by clicking on the Network for Good logo above. In the designation block, please type "Olympia Preservation/Maintenance Fund."

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, or mutual funds held for more than one year) are excellent ways to support Independence Seaport Museum. If you are interested in making gift of appreciated securities, you or the bank, trust, or broker holding your stock certificates may call Independence Seaport Museum's Development Office at 215.413.8611 of email development@phillyseaport.org to get instructions on how to complete the asset transfer.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts add tremendous value to an individual gift, multiplying the impact of your support. You can literally double, triple or even quadruple the value of your gift to Independence Seaport Museum if you are employed by one the many corporations, or their divisions, subsidiaries or affiliates who offer matching gift programs. Visit your Human Resources Department to learn more about your company's matching gift program.

Once you have completed a matching gift form from your company, please send it to us at the following address:

Independence Seaport Museum
ATTN: Development Office
211 South Columbus Blvd. & Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3199

All donations to Independence Seaport Museum are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.