International Institute for Sport History
Library and Museum

The IISOH is a Pennsylvania non-profit, educational, literary and research corporation under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and is organized to operate a Library and Museum devoted to the History of Sport, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, Sport in Art and the Olympic Games.
Donations are tax deductible - Federal Tax ID# 41-2041155




Greek honorary laurel wreath

An ancient Greek honor - a wreath

A Permanent, Lifetime Tribute

In Honor of

ancient Greek Youth relief


In Memory of

Flaming candle memorial

a family member, friend, coach, or team.

PURPOSE...Make a difference!

Your donation supports the work of the IISOH to collect, protect and preserve the cultural and artistic history of sport. You make a one-time donation to the IISOH and sponsor a permanent, public tribute in honor of someone, or a memorial for someone. Chose from a simple one line tribute to an entire web page with photos.

You never have to renew any tribute. The tribute is hosted in perpetuity by the International Institute for Sport History. You may honor or memorialize as many different people as you wish and you may also upgrade any tribute in the future.


Plan 1. "Basic listing." Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00) for a single line tribute (160 characters).

Plan 2. "Premium listing." Two hundred-fifty Dollars ($250.00) for the single line tribute PLUS a linked page that you can design, or permit the IISOH to design, if you provide the information and up to 20 photos.

See some examples here...

Plan 3. Five hundred Dollars ($500.00) for the single line which a link to dedicated web page (as in #2) PLUS an engraved patio brick (12 x 12 inches) placed in a walkway on the IISOH campus.

Plan 4. One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) includes the items in 1, 2 and 3 PLUS an engraved bronze plaque mounted on a wall inside the Library or the Museum when constructed.

Plan 5. Custom Plan ($2,500.00 to over one Million Dollars).
It is not possible to list all the options because there are too many.

Depending upon your wishes and your budget the selection includes a wide variety of wall-mounted bronze or brass plaques, stone monuments, and naming opportunities for rooms in the Library or Museum, as well as full-size statuary such as the Discus Thrower in an outdoor setting with benches and marker. The ZANES are special statues, limited to thirteen copies, that will be erected in front of our reproduction of the ancient stadium of Olympia and are life-size, bronze statues depicting Zeus throwing a thunderbolt.

The highest priced statue (at this time) is the original ROCKY #3 bronze statue that can be sponsored for a $3 Million Dollar donation. Of course the highest donation for a naming opportunity is thirty million Dollars ($30,000,000) for lifetime rights to name the IISOH Library building or the Museum building. The replica ancient stadium of Olympia can be named less... only ten million Dollars ($10,000,000). (Do not use a credit card and the "donate" button for that, please! The bank fee would be so high we could buy a fleet of vans for the Institute... call instead!)

Many more details are available at this page: Endowments & Naming Opportunities.


When you click here you will be connected
to our secure website page at -
we are using STRIPE for credit card processing

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the possibilities either call or send an email for our attention. This is a permanent part of the IISOH Development Program so there are no time limits.

Your donation is a legacy!

You can also become a CHARTER MEMBER for just $25.00.
In return for your support you will receive a


For more details about donations and naming opportunities
in the IISOH endowment program, please click here

Donations are tax deductible
Federal Tax ID# 41-2041155


Cash donations IN ANY AMOUNT are welcome!


___ IN MEMORY OF (lifetime memorial) $25.00

___ IN MEMORY OF (a full page link) $250.00

___ IN HONOR OF (lifetime honorarium) $25.00

___ IN HONOR OF (a full page link) $250.00

___ SUPPORTING Member.... $50

___ BRONZE Member.... $100

___ SILVER Member.... $250

___ GOLD Member.... $500

___ LIFETIME Member.... $1,000
Alternative Donation Categories:

___ Contributor.... $5,000

___ Friend.... $10,000

___ Donor.... $25,000

___ Sponsor.... $50,000

___ Patron.... $100,000

___ Benefactor.... $250,000

___ Naming Opportunities.... $300,000 and up

___ Endowments.... $1,000,000 and up

Download and print our CHARTER MEMBERSHIP brochure (pdf)
Make several copies and share it with your friends.

Links to a few other IISOH pages:

Mr. Harvey Abrams, President
International Institute for Sport History
Library & Museum

PO Box 175
State College, PA, USA 16804

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