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American Vegan Center

Imagine touring a historic city and finding a vegan visitors’ center where you are welcomed and can relax. The city where the United States vegetarian movement was launched in 1817, and where the modern vegan movement began in 1957, today is home to a vibrant vegan food scene, from nationally-acclaimed fine dining to amazing vegan burgers and donuts. Philadelphia Pennsylvania has a rich and curious plant-based past and is today is known for great events, friendly people, and a diverse vegan community.

American Vegan CenterLocated on a charming corner of Old City, the American Vegan Center will initially act as a walk-up information center pointing to vegan food options and neighborhood veg-history sites. Opening on COVID-safe phases, the front room will become a shop with books, T-shirts, and Philly-specific vegan souvenirs. This summer, walking tours will showcase Philly’s rich vegetarian and vegan heritage. In the fall, the center is aiming to be open for presentations by chefs, doctors, scholars, authors, and others.

Click here to read more about American Vegan Center February 2021 (one-page PDF).

To make this a reality, we are soliciting involvement wherein individuals, businesses, and foundations pledge annual donations of $100 to $50,000. Our target is $200,000 for the first year, of which already pledged is $100,000.

Please send checks to: AVS, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328. Phone AVS at 856-694-2887 for more information. PayPal buttons are very useful for smaller donations and monthly pledges, but they do take out a fee. Budget is available upon request.

AMERICAN VEGAN CENTER DONATIONS

Founder Sponsorships

American Vegan Benefactor

$25,000 and up

  1. Naming rights to AVC Welcome Room or AVC Event Space (top 2 donors)

  2. Featured coverage of gift in American Vegan magazine, including interview

  3. Thanked in all AVC press releases

  4. Special dinner for you and a guest cooked by Freya Dinshah, Vance Lehmkuhl, and Anne Dinshah at the AVC (when safe to do so)

  5. Free VIP Admission to all AVS events

  6. Listed annually in American Vegan magazine

  7. Customized 2’x3′ Drawalong image around your initials

  8. First to receive each new postcard created (authenticated by AVS staff and mailed to you from Ben Franklin post office)

  9. Life membership AVS

  10. Name listed on American Vegan Center promotional t-shirt

  11. Certificate of appreciation

  12. Thanked at AVC opening event

  13. Named individually on AVC slide show

  14. Bumper sticker

Dynamic Harmlessness Hero

$15,000 to $24,999

  1. Dinner with Freya Dinshah, Vance Lehmkuhl, and/or Anne Dinshah at Vedge (when safe to do so)

  2. Free VIP Admission to all AVS events

  3. Listed annually in American Vegan magazine

  4. Customized 2’x3′ Drawalong image around your initials

  5. Named on wall plaque

  6. First to receive each new postcard created (authenticated by AVS staff and mailed to you from Ben Franklin post office)

  7. Life membership AVS

  8. Name listed on American Vegan Center promotional t-shirt

  9. Certificate of appreciation

  10. Thanked at AVC opening event

  11. Named individually on AVC slide show

  12. Bumper sticker

Vegan Cuisine Initiator

$5,000 to $14,999

  1. Recognized by name on wall plaque

  2. First to receive each new postcard created (authenticated by AVS staff and mailed to you from Ben Franklin post office)

  3. Zoom call with Freya Dinshah, Vance Lehmkuhl, and/or Anne Dinshah

  4. Life membership AVS

  5. Name listed on American Vegan Center promotional t-shirt

  6. Certificate of appreciation

  7. Thanked at AVC opening event

  8. Named individually on AVC slide show

  9. Bumper sticker

Vegan Guide

$1,000 to $4,999

  1. Zoom call with Freya Dinshah, Vance Lehmkuhl, and/or Anne Dinshah

  2. Life membership AVS

  3. Name listed on American Vegan Center promotional t-shirt

  4. Certificate of appreciation

  5. Thanked at AVC opening event

  6. Named individually on AVC slide show

  7. Bumper sticker

Vegan Explorer

$500 to $999

  1. American Vegan Society annual membership

  2. Name listed on American Vegan Center promotional t-shirt

  3. Certificate of appreciation

  4. Thanked at AVC opening event

  5. Named individually on AVC slide show

  6. Bumper sticker

 

Special Funding Opportunity

Endowed Staff Position

We want to make this center the premier visitor’s center in Philadelphia but to do so, we need the center to be staffed full-time! If you are interested in creating an endowed staff position for the AVC, please reach out to Development Manager Gabby Mora at gabby@americanvegan.org

 

 

Choose your amount and whether to donate once, monthly, or annually!

 

56 Dinshah Lane, P.O. Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328 856.694.2887
Copyright © 1960-2020

AVS is a registered 501(c)3 organization, EIN 226058533. All donations made to the American Vegan Society are tax deductible.

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