Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau Foundation

Since its creation in 2002, the PHLCVB Foundation together with the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau have provided residents and visitors to Philadelphia an opportunity to give back to local projects that make Philadelphia a better place to live and travel to. We focus on initiatives where we can make the biggest impact. Our four primary areas of focus are hospitality education, economic development, community improvement and outreach, and hospitality industry support.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help make Philadelphia more inviting to visitors, foster programs that train and educate residents for sustainable careers in travel and tourism, and ensure a robust regional hospitality workforce.

What We Do

Each year, our foundation raises grant and sponsorship money to support the marketing of long-established events, attract marquee events, develop a strong and diverse hospitality workforce, and improve high-profile civic spaces and programs that positively impact our community.

Interested in learning more or contributing to current PHLCVB Foundation programs? Contact Arthur M. Ayres, Jr., PHLCVB Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, at

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