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Corporate Giving

As a caring corporate citizen, you can make a difference! Your support gives children the joy of being in nature and provides hands-on, outdoor learning while investing in a 30-acre preserve, open to the public seven days a week. Riverbend is known as a trusted leader in environmental education. Since 1974, we’ve served thousands of children and their families in the greater Philadelphia region. Year-long partnerships and event sponsorships directly support environmental education programs for all ages.

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Events Sponsorhip

Two major audiences for Riverbend are our young camp families and donors of all ages who reside in nearby Gladwyne, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Penn Valley, Radnor, Wayne and other Mainline and Greater Philadelphia communities. Sponsoring Riverbend's events is a great way to connect with these audiences and bring more awareness to your organization.

  • Our signature Shiverfest event draws upwards of 700 participants and our creative Farm to Table gala draws 150-200.

  • Additional events held throughout the year include Summer Solstice and the Our Table, Our Planet supper series.

  • Riverbend’s event marketing goes to our e-mail list of 3,400+ and our website averages 91,000 page views annually.

For additional information and to discuss events sponsorship packages, please contact Lisa Hancock.

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EITC Program

Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) tax credits are available through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization. Riverbend is an approved Educational Improvement Organization (EIO).

The tax credit can equal up to 75 percent of a business's contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year. These can be increased to 90 percent of the contribution, if the business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years.  

For more information or to apply to participate in the EITC program, please visit the PA Department of Community and Economic Development Website. Contact Laurie Bachmanto notify Riverbend of your wish to designate Riverbend as an EITC contribution recipient.  

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Program Support

Your organization can directly support Riverbend's Access programs serving students attending schools in underserved communities. For more information about these programs, please click the link here.

  • Riverbend has 35,000 program visits on and offsite annually. These include 23,400 school student visits. Of these, 48% serve children from under-resourced communities.

To learn how to support these programs, please contact Lisa Hancock.

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Additional Opportunities

Your business and employees can contribute directly to Riverbend and further our mission through volunteerism and through employee giving. 

Click the links below to learn more:

For more information please contact

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Lisa Ver Hage Hancock

Director of Development