Capital Campaign

The National Sporting Library & Museum is delighted to be in the final stages of a major Capital Campaign. Led by NSLM Board Chair Manuel H. Johnson, the Campaign Committee has successfully raised $14.88 million to-date. Our sincerest thanks are extended to all our donors who have helped us achieve such momentous success.

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Launched in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the Museum, the Campaign focuses on the longterm sustainability of the NSLM, helping to ensure the organization’s impact for future generations. The effort focuses on three main pillars: Endowment and Operational Support, Educational Programs and Scholarship, and Acquisitions and Exhibitions.

Since the founding of the Library in 1954 and the opening of the Museum in 2011, the organization has seen substantial growth. The NSLM is unique in the world, serving as a steward of the history of all traditional field sports. We are a national and international destination for exhibitions, programs, scholarship, and special collections. However, the NSLM receives no state or federal government funding and operates with a small endowment. This means that our work is entirely supported by the generosity of our members and friends—such as yourself—throughout the year. The Capital Campaign will help us to sustain the incredible growth and success we have seen, preserving sporting life and traditions and advocating for open space and waterways for decades to come.

We are so close to achieving our goal. Please join us in ensuring the NSLM’s legacy for the future and consider making a gift to the Capital Campaign!