Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to have won a Nobel, or even a Pulitzer, to qualify for membership in The Franklin Inn Club. True, the Inn originally limited membership to published authors and illustrators, but today anyone interested in Philadelphia’s literary, artistic or intellectual life is welcome. One of Philadelphia’s oldest, The Franklin Inn Club club was the first town club to admit women, in 1980, and today they make up almost half of our membership.
The Inn’s membership process is relatively simple. Interested candidates are asked to provide a curriculum vitae or résumé for consideration by our membership committee. A sponsoring member, usually a friend or acquaintance of the candidate, then writes a letter of recommendation. These documents are posted to the full club membership. During the next ten days, the membership committee evaluates any feedback it receives before voting on a candidate.
For those who may not know any of our members, but who are attracted to the distinctive culture of the Franklin Inn Club, we will be pleased to convey your interest to the membership committee. You may call Joe Jordan at 215 523 7681 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
to arrange an introductory visit.