Our Partners and Sponsors
The Geographical Society of Philadelphia sincerely thanks the following for their generous support, participation, and sponsorship of our events.
The American Philosophical Society Library is an international center for research with specialties in the history of the sciences, early American history, Native American ethnography and linguistics, and digital innovation. With roots extending back to the founding of the Society in 1743, the Library of the American Philosophical Society houses over thirteen million manuscripts, 350,000 volumes and bound periodicals, 250,000 images, and thousands of hours of audiotape, as well as archives of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia.
Since its rise in 1993, the Club has served as the center point of Philadelphia’s business, social, cultural, academic, and political sectors. Pyramid Club specializes in outstanding cuisine, personalized service, meeting and dining facilities and state-of-the-art technology. It overlooks local landmarks such as City Hall, The Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Ben Franklin Bridge, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and both the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers.
Founded in 1862 as a patriotic society to support the Union and the policies of President Abraham Lincoln, The Union League of Philadelphia laid the philosophical foundation of other Union Leagues across a nation torn by civil war. The League has hosted U.S. presidents, heads of state, industrialists, entertainers, and dignitaries from around the globe and has proudly supported the American military in each conflict since the Civil War. The Union League continues to be driven by its founding motto, Amor Patriae Ducit or Love of Country Leads.
Gloria Dei is the oldest church in Pennsylvania and the second oldest Swedish church in the United States after Holy Trinity Church (Old Swedes) in Wilmington, Delaware. Built between 1698 and 1700, Gloria Dei Church, known locally as Old Swedes‘, is a historic church located in the Southwark neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 929 South Water Street, bounded by Christian Street on the north, South Christopher Columbus Boulevard (formerly Delaware Street) on the east, and Washington Avenue on the south.
Plays & Players Theatre is one of the oldest theaters in continuous use in the United States. It was designed and constructed in 1912 by famed Philadelphia architect Amos W. Barnes. As a coalition of theatre artists and enthusiasts, Plays & Players strives to provide intelligent, inclusive and diverse plays that engage and entertain audiences, to invest in local talent, and to preserve its historic landmark home.
The Center City hotel sits along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts, between the Wilma Theatre and the Academy of Music. Across from the Kimmel Center and a five-minute walk from the SEPTA Broad Street Line, the Geographical Society of Philadelphia’s members enjoy city views from where the Marco Polo series takes place; Orchestra, Aria, Rhapsody or Concerto rooms.
Jet Wine Bar (and Jet Wine Garden) where most of GEO’s ‘Border Crossings’ happen, opened in November of 2010 as the love child of an archaeologist (Jill Weber) and an engineer (Evan Malone). They wanted to bring a friendly, accessible wine bar to a great neighborhood. Jill, our Wining Archaeologist, our board president works on projects in Iraq and Italy when she isn’t tasting new wines. She excavated in Syria for 20 years and has also worked in Turkey, Armenia, and Oman. Evan is the founder and president of NextFab, Philadelphia’s gym for innovators.
Hello Donuts was dreamed up in a ReAnimator coffee shop in Fishtown, Philadelphia, in February of 2017. The concept started between Ben Walsh and Joseph Marro before quickly including Zack Zarrillo and ReAnimator itself. Through traveling for music, Joe, Ben, and Zack found deep appreciation in communities and culture based around coffee, donuts, and food in other cities and set a course to begin establishing their own version of shops they’ve found solace in across the country.
Positano Coast takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the Philadelphia streets and into an Italian paradise with amazing cuisine, creative organic cocktails, a breathtaking atmosphere, and al fresco dining.
At one time, more whiskey was produced in Pennsylvania than in Kentucky, and rye was the most popular whiskey in the United States. Rye whiskey is spicier, leaner, and more assertive than the rounder, sweeter bourbon, or the lighter Canadian whisky. Rye’s taste inspired the creation of some of the most admired cocktails in mixology, such as the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned. New Liberty Distillery is located in a vibrant north Philadelphia neighborhood, just minutes from Center City. Our building once served as a stable, and much of its architecture, including the horse stalls, has been preserved. The building now provides a home to our custom-made still, as well as the rick house where we barrel age our whiskey.
NACCP is a non-profit membership organization formed to promote trade, create business opportunities, professional relationships, and goodwill between the U.S. Greater Philadelphia Region and Norway. NACCP serves innovative Norwegian and American companies and experienced professionals seeking to develop international business opportunities and expand their professional network.
At the Monell Center, scientists from many disciplines work together to focus on understanding the mechanisms and functions of taste and smell and define the broad significance of these senses in human health and disease. Monell is the world’s only independent, non-profit scientific institute dedicated to basic research on taste and smell.
The Global Philadelphia Association was founded in 2010 by nine of the leading international organizations in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Its mission is to assist – and to encourage greater interaction among – the many organizations and people who are engaged in one form or another of international activity within the Greater Philadelphia Region; to promote the development of an international consciousness within the Region; to enhance the Region’s global profile. Today, over 200 organizations, including the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, businesses, and internationally-minded individuals have become joint venturers in the Global Philadelphia initiative.
Since its founding in 1998, Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky has developed a national reputation as one of the country’s most successful personal injury law firms. Led by partner and founder Bob Mongeluzzi, SM&B has built upon its initial foundation as the leading Philadelphia firm. Thanks to our member Mrs. Rowena Saltz, GEO’s board meetings have been held in their offices.