Preview for 2026 • December 6

Second Annual Countdown to the 250th

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Philly’s next BIG moment is sooner than you think. Join PHILADELPHIA250 to celebrate the official countdown to the 250th anniversary of the nation in 2026. Get a sneak peek at what’s in store for the 250th in Philadelphia with special performances and pop-up experiences by Philly artists, organizations and special guests. Are you celebrating a milestone anniversary in 2024?  Do it with us at our fun, festive and quintessentially Philly celebration.

PHILADELPHIA250 is the independent nonprofit organization organizing the City’s “stoops-to-stadiums”, people-powered commemoration of the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026. Proceeds from the Countdown support the 250th Experience – a full year of programs and events celebrating our people’s diverse histories and culture, inspiring greater civic participation, and strengthening the future of Philadelphia beyond 2026.

For tickets and sponsorship opportunities information, see below. 

Event Chairs
Bridgett Battles, Jefferson Health
Carol de Fries, Senior Advisor, Econsult Solutions, Inc.
Ken Trujillo, Chamberlain Hrdlicka

Countdown Committee (in formation)
Noel Abejo, Wells Fargo
Bill Adair, ArtsPhilly 2026
Romona Riscoe Benson, PECO, An Exelon Company
Jonathan A. Grode, Esq., Green and Spiegel US LLC
Christina Kerrigan, PECO, An Exelon Company
Jabari K. Jones,  West Philadelphia Commercial Collaborative
Dawn Maglicco Deitch, University of Pennsylvania
Kate Milicia,
  World Cafe Live
Frank Robinson, Econsult Solutions,  Inc.

President and CEO
Danielle DiLeo Kim 

CEO250 Advisory Group
Karen Dougherty Buchholz, Jami Wintz McKeon, Michael Nutter,
Denise Portner, David Seltzer, and Richard Vague



Individual Ticket ($150)

Nonprofit Ticket ($95)
(individuals representing organizations with budgets less than $1.5M)

Young Leader Ticket ($75)
(young leaders under 30, limited inventory, register early)

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Thank You to Our Sponsors
(as of August 25)
2023 Countdown Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

New this year, sponsors at all levels will receive special recognition at the Countdown if you are celebrating a milestone anniversary.

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Gold ($5,000)

Sponsors can select exclusive and customized opportunities described below:

Exclusive recognition with a specific 250th activity featured at the Countdown and a customized, pre-Countdown video to promote your role in the 250th on social media

Select one of the following activities for exclusive recognition

  • 250th Program Previews – mini- performances planned for the 250th
  • The Declaration Station – PHILADELPHIA250’s mobile civic engagement experience
  • Legacy Showcase – projects with ongoing benefit to the City consistent with founding values
  • Milestone Anniversary Celebration
  • Why the 250th Matters Video ($10,000 opportunity with ongoing recognition)


  • Pre- and Post- Event Recognition – invitation and media
  • 8 Event Tickets
  • Event Recognition
  • Premier 250 Club Membership – recognition, invitational programs and discounts for 3 years

Silver ($2,500)

  • 4 Event Tickets
  • Event Recognition
  • Pre- and Post- Event Recognition – invitation and media
  • Premier 250 Club Membership – recognition, invitational programs and discounts for 3 years

Red ($1,000)

  • 2 Event Tickets
  • Event Recognition
  • Recognition on invitation
  • 250 Club Membership – recognition, invitational programs and discounts in 2024

White ($500)

  • 2 Event Tickets
  • Event Recognition

Blue ($250)

  • 1 Event Ticket
  • Event Recognition

Please contact Debbie Buchwald for additional sponsorship information.

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