Gift Levels and Benefits

Gifts of $100–$249

APS News, annual print publication; copy of APS Proceedings of your choice (PDF or hard copy); invitations to special offer online programs

Gifts of $250–$499

Viewing of iconic treasures in the APS collections and lively discussion; APS Library & Museum curatorial evenings and exhibition previews

Gifts of $500–$999

APS publication of your choice; private events with APS staff and fellows and other scholars, including participating APS Members

Philosophical Circle, $1,000

  • APS Meeting*, April OR November, guest invitation for two
  • APS Museum collection private tour with curators (maximum of 6 participants per tour); for gifts of $1,500 or more, donors are invited to register for salon discussions and social gatherings with APS Librarian (please call Friends office at 215-599-4303 or email [email protected] for details)

Independence Circle, $2,500

  • All of the above, plus APS Meetings* April AND November, guest invitation for two
  • Sponsorship recognition of Friends of the APS virtual programs
  • Invitation for two to an evening of fellowship among the treasures of Franklin's Library

Founder’s Circle, $5,000 | 1743 Circle $10,000

Nullo Discrimine Circle $25,000

Donors at these levels enjoy custom-designed tours and invitations to private receptions, including APS gatherings in Philadelphia and beyond, and other special occasions and opportunities.

*APS Meetings are twice-yearly gatherings in Philadelphia during which elected APS Members and other distinguished scientists and scholars present lectures and symposia on diverse topics accompanied by lively intellectual exchange. 

The American Philosophical Society is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States Department of the Treasury. The Society is registered as a charitable organization with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Charitable Organizations and is authorized to solicit charitable contributions under the conditions and limitations set forth under the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act. The official registration and financial information for the American Philosophical Society may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

The tax ID number for the American Philosophical Society is 23-1353269.

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For more information, please contact Alexis Anderson at 215-599-4303 or [email protected]