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The Philadelphia Education Fund

1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-665-1400
Toll-free: 888-608-7925
Fax: 215-864-2494
Email: info@philaedfund.org

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Directions to the Philadelphia Education Fund

The office of the Philadelphia Education Fund is located on the 7th Floor of the United Way Building at 17th and the Parkway in Philadelphia. This office houses the Ed Fund’s President/CEO, Program Directors, and Fundraising, Marketing and Finance functions. The Ed Fund shares this office with the National Writing Project.

1709 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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By Car

From I-95 Southbound or Northbound take I-95 South to I-676 West. Take the Broad Street/Central Philadelphia exit. Proceed south on 15th Street to Cherry Street. Turn right onto Cherry Street, then right onto the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The United Way Building is located between 17th and 18th Streets on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

From Pennsylvania Turnpike

Take Exit 24 (Valley Forge/King of Prussia) to I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) Eastbound to I-676 (Vine Street Expressway). Take I-676 East to Broad Street/Central Philadelphia exit. Turn right on 15th Street and continue to Cherry Street. Turn right onto Cherry Street, then right onto the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The United Way Building is located between 17th and 18th Streets on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

From I-476 (Blue Route) Northbound or Southbound

Take I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) East to I-676 (Vine Street Expressway). Take I-676 to the Broad Street/Central Philadelphia exit. Turn right on 15th Street and continue to Cherry Street. Turn right onto Cherry Street, then right onto the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The United Way Building is located between 17th and 18th Streets on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

By SEPTA Regional Rail

Detrain at Suburban Station. Exit Suburban Station at 16th Street. Turn left onto 16th Street (northbound.) Proceed one block to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Turn left and follow to the United Way Building on the right side of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 17th and 18th Streets.

By AMTRAK

Detrain at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. Take taxi to 17th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The United Way Building is between 17th and 18th Streets on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Parking

Discounted parking is available at the Sheraton Hotel, on 16th St. between Race St. and Vine St. (also accessible by 17th St.) for $8.00.

Please go to the front desk at the United Way Building to pick up a Discount Chaser Card to receive the discounted price. The parking lot accepts payment as you leave the lot. Note that the parking at the Sheraton Hotel only accepts credit cards and debit cards.

Discounted parking is also available at the lot at Broad St. and Noble St., just north of Callowhill St., for $6.50 a day.

Additional Lots

  • Allright Parking
    Chestnut Street between 18th & 19th Streets
  • Eglins Parking
    19th & Commerce between J. F. Kennedy Blvd & Market
  • Meyers
    19th Street between Market & Ludlow
  • Central Parking Systems
    1800 Market Street
  • Kinney Systems
    2200 Ben Franklin Parkway
  • Square Industries
    1900 J. F. Kennedy Blvd.
  • The Four Seasons Hotel
    18th Street between Arch & Ben Franklin Parkway
  • Parkway Corporation
    18th & Vine Streets
  • The Windsor Hotel
    17th & Ben Franklin Parkway (entrance on 17th)
  • Patriot Parking (16th and Vine Streets)

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