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Philadelphia Museum of Art raises $54 million

Submitted by on January 1, 2014 – 10:41 am

The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced that it has met the goal of a major five-year initiative, The Lenfest Challenge, having raised a total of $54 million to endow 29 staff positions in its curatorial, conservation, library, archive, education, publishing, and digital technology departments.

H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest, Chairman Emeritus of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, and his wife, Marguerite, offered a $27 million grant in September 2008, challenging donors to match this gift on a one-to-one basis to endow and name these positions. A total of 27 donors have now done so, providing much-needed additional funding to support one of the Museum’s core resources: its professional staff.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call (215) 763-8100, or visit the Museum’s website at www.philamuseum.org.

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