Corporate & Business Partnerships

There are many ways to support PAFA. In turn, your company can benefit from being involved at PAFA.

PAFA offers many unique values to the corporate community, including:

  • Networking opportunities with other Philadelphia CEOs, including art-related programs and exclusive receptions

  • Networking opportunities with PAFA’s art patrons and collectors.

  • Prominent year-round recognition of corporation name and logo on PAFA’s website, annual report, and donor recognition boards at events.

  • Opportunities to invest in making Philadelphia a better community in which to live, work, and play. 

  • Professional quality art at reasonable prices to ornament your corporate offices, including the opportunity to commission original artwork specific to your corporate identity for your lobby or other highly visible space in your company.

  • Access to art instruction on site or through continuing education classes at PAFA to spark creativity in your employees. 

  • Corporations can receive a tax credit equal to 75% of their contribution up to $750,000 per taxable year and 90% if the contribution is provided for two consecutive taxable years through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).

  • Great values for entertaining current or prospective clients, holding a board or other stakeholder meeting, or employee appreciation event.

  • Sponsorship opportunities to raise your profile in Philadelphia.

To learn more, contact the Susan West, Director of Corporate Relations, at (215) 972-2031 or swest@pafa.org.

Partnership Opportunities

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Business Partners Program

Great cities are defined by the quality of life they offer their residents. Great business leaders are defined by what they give back to their communities. PAFA’s business partners program provides corporations and their employees with the opportunity to join other business leaders in demonstrating their commitment to one of the region’s greatest cultural resources.

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PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program provides tax credits for approved Pennsylvania businesses that may be applied against the businesses tax liability for the tax year in which the contribution was made. EITC gifts support our museum education programs.

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Sponsorships

For companies with specific marketing objectives and/or entertaining needs, PAFA has an extensive sponsorship program which provides opportunities for promoting your company’s brand image to the arts community-at-large. Sponsorships are available for exhibition opening receptions, or an entire exhibition, as well as special events such as our Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction and our Annual Student Exhibition.

Exceptional marketing and hospitality benefits which vary with your level of support include:

  • High visibility advertising opportunities and media acknowledgement

  • Logo and citation in printed materials including invitations, brochures, signage and catalogues

  • Use of entertaining spaces at PAFA, including private rooms, with customized catering options

  • Private curatorial tours of PAFA exhibitions

  • Complimentary event tickets and prominent seating at dinner receptions

  • A table in lobby for brochures and sample products


Support PAFA Today

As the first art museum and school in the United States, PAFA celebrates the transformative power of art and art-making. Your gift sustains our vision of nurturing artists at every turn in their career through our world-class museum and school.

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Use the form to contact PAFA's Office of Development with questions or call (215) 972-2077.