Securing the Future of the Institution Together
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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