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 your generous support.

The core of this support comes from our faithful Museum Members and Donors.

Here are a ways to stay involved and help preserve the game that means so much to you:


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. More than 35,000 fans from all 50 states and 20 other countries participate in the program each year.

Membership entitles you to a great line-up 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 Monthly Giving Partner

Becoming a Monthly Giving Partner is a new giving option that allows you to make a monthly gift that fits your budget and supports the Museum throughout the year.

Making a monthly donation is easy, convenient and flexible and it helps sustain the work we are doing in Cooperstown every day.



Explore our online collection and sponsor a page

For only $5 a year, you can have your name displayed on an artifact page within our online collection.

You can even add a message with your name – a note about the item on the page you are sponsoring, a favorite baseball memory or a tribute to a family member or friend.



Help preserve baseball history

This program allows fans to support specific preservation and conservation projects.

Explore these projects and help support the care of one-of-a-kind treasures that are important to you, including:

• Artifacts that are in need care and conservation
• Photographs that to be digitally preserved
• Library documents that need to be digitally preserved



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

This significant endowment will allow the Museum to keep pace with advancements in exhibition and conservation technology, assuring its 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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