Securing the Future

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the history of baseball and its impact on our culture by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting our collections for a global audience, as well as honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to our National Pastime. In short, we Preserve History, Honor Excellence and Connect Generations. These six words define our commitment to giving fans a home to celebrate the game they love, relive the greatest moments in baseball history and honor the all-time greats.



A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

Jackie Robinson, Hall of Fame Class of 1962

What You can Help Us Do

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We approach our responsibility to secure and share the history of our National Pastime with great passion and pride. We know fans like you do too, as evidenced by their generous support. The core of this support comes from our faithful Museum Members and Donors. Here are some ways to stay involved and be part of preserving baseball history:


Be a Part of Something Greater Since the program started in 1979, fans have been proud to be Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Tens of thousands of fans from all 50 states and 20 other countries participate in the program each year. Membership entitles you to a great lineup of benefits, including: a copy of the Hall of Fame Yearbook, a subscription to official magazine of the Hall of Fame, free admission to the Museum and shopping discounts. Renew, join or give the gift of membership today.



Become a Hall of Fame Hero As a monthly donor through the Hall of Fame Heroes Campaign, you will help sustain the work we are doing every day at the Museum to preserve the game’s history. Becoming a monthly donor is easy, convenient and secure. Help preserve baseball history and honor the all-time greats today!



Help preserve baseball history Over the past 80 years, the Museum's collection has grown to more than 40,000 artifacts and three million Library items. We are committed to ensuing that these treasures are preserved forever. Our Museum in Action allows fans to support specific preservation and conservation projects that have been identified as priorities by the team caring for our collections. Explore the projects, including artifacts, photographs and Library documents that are in need of support and make a gift of any amount to help us reach our goal.



Enjoy access and invitations to exclusive baseball experiences This group of highly engaged supporters, who number more than 100 strong, make annual contributions totaling $5,000 or more. When you become a Champion, you have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive experiences with Hall of Famers in Cooperstown and around the country.



Create a lasting and personal legacy in Cooperstown At the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, we are committed to preserving our National Pastime for generations to come. One way that you can ensure a world-class museum experience for the next generation of passionate baseball fans is to consider a legacy gift as part of your estate planning. Estate gifts leave a lasting legacy for you and help ensure that the memories and priceless artifacts of the game you love live on for future generations to enjoy.



The Campaign to Preserve Our National Pastime A significant endowment will allow the Museum to keep pace with advancements in exhibition and conservation technology, assuring our priceless collections are always well-preserved; provide for growth in historical research and youth programs; and preserve and build upon the vision set by those who built this American treasure. With 100 percent participation from the Hall of Fame Board of Directors, a generous gift from Major League Baseball on behalf of all 30 teams and gifts from individual supporters, we have raised nearly $27 million toward our goal of $30 million. Endowment gifts of $50,000 or more are permanently recognized in the Museum Lobby and may be pledged over up to five years.


Make a Gift Today

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The impact fans have had to help the Museum preserve baseball history has been tremendous and we have accomplished a lot together, but there is more to be done. You can make a difference and ensure that the treasures in Cooperstown are preserved forever. Your continued support is critical to: • Caring for and preserving the artifacts within our collection • Ensuring a world-class museum experience in Cooperstown and online • Securing the future of the institution for generations of fans to come Together we can Preserve History, Honor Excellence and Connect Generations.


By Mail: Attn: Development Office National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum 25 Main St Cooperstown, NY 13326 By Phone: (607) 547-0385

Other Opportunities

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