Celebration! Benjamin Franklin, Founder,  was established to bring national and international attention to the ideas and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin, and to highlight his relevance in the modern world.  His influence on our times merits an annual focus on him led by the organizations he founded or inspired and the citizenry of Philadelphia whom he befriended.

In addition to exploring Franklin's involvement in a particular field, each celebration focuses on contemporary research and development within that field, including seminars by specialists in the field, and one individual who has made significant contributions to that field is awarded the Franklin Founders' Award as recognition of his or her continuation of Franklin's legacy.

 Learn all about our 2017 Celebration - Health Wealth and Wisdom Today here.

 See photographs, descriptions and other information about prior celebrations here.  


 Illustration by Tony Auth, 2004 Franklin Founders' Award Recipient