Securing the Future of the Institution Together

Baseball is more than just a game…

It’s a family experience that connects generations.

It’s an American tradition that holds a special place in the hearts and minds of fans, young and old.

It’s the feelings and emotion behind the memories…

Seeing the meticulously manicured field of a major league ballpark while attending your first game with your family; playing catch as a teenager while talking “life” with dad; the generational debates about the all-time greats – Mantle vs. Griffey or Seaver vs. Maddux.

It’s everyone who has made the pilgrimage to Cooperstown to honor the All-Time Greats who are enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

It’s the relationships forged, stories shared, cherished memories created – the Game connects us all.

That’s baseball.

And with your gift, you can ensure that you and your family will always have a place to celebrate the Game you love.

Our Work Every Day

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Preserving History

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection holds priceless treasures from baseball’s past which bring our memories to life. Over the last 78 years we have built the world’s most comprehensive baseball collection, and with your support we will continue to collect and preserve artifacts which document the history of our National Pastime.

Honoring Excellence

From Babe Ruth, to Hank Aaron and Tom Seaver, to Ken Griffey Jr., Cooperstown is the place where the timeless memories of the Game’s all-time greats are preserved.

Connecting Generations

The hundreds of thousands of visitors who travel to Cooperstown each year share a journey through the past and a chance to relive their favorite baseball memories. From the GI Generation, born at the turn of the 20th century, to the Silent Generation, to the Baby Boomers, to Generation X, to the Millennials and Centennials, the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is an iconic institution. It’s where generations come together to celebrate the history of the Game.

2017 Donor Update

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The Baseball Hall of Fame is like a shrine to me…a place where the heroes of my youth never grow old and the game is still pure. I am thrilled to be a Member and support the Hall of Fame in its mission.

Paul Terry, Champion and Museum Member

Be a part of something greater

We approach our responsibility to secure and share the history of our National Pastime with great passion and pride. We are joined in this passion by our faithful Museum Members, Donors and Champions. Here are a few ways our supporters stay involved:

Museum Membership

Since the program started in 1979, fans have been proud to be Members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. With active enrollment growing in recent years to more than 35,000 fans from all 50 states and 20 countries, Museum Members continue to provide a strong core of support.

Hall of Fame Champions

These highly engaged supporters, who number nearly 100 strong, make annual contributions of $5,000 or more. In recognition of their support, Champions enjoy exclusive experiences with Hall of Famers in Cooperstown and around the country.


Since opening its doors in 1939, the Hall has been well-managed and operated on a break-even basis. Unlike other institutions of its stature, however, it has operated without the security of a significant endowment. An endowment of $30 million or more will allow the Museum to keep pace with advancements in exhibition and conservation technology, assuring the priceless collections are always well-preserved and provide for growth in historical research and youth programs.

With 100 percent participation from the Hall of Fame Board of Directors and a generous gift from MLB, we have raised nearly $22 million toward our goal of $30 million.

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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The impact fans have had to preserving baseball history with the Baseball Hall of Fame has been tremendous and we have accomplished a lot together, but there is more to be done.

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.

Support Opportunities

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Plan Your Visit

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