Planned Giving and The Sporting Legacy Society

What's your legacy?

Do you have a strong connection to our vibrant sporting culture and a passion for protecting
our open space and waterways? The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is the primary steward of this history and tradition. When you include the NSLM in your estate plans you are helping to preserve:

  • 500 years of sporting history in our collection
  • A 6-acre state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Middleburg
  • 20,000 books in the Library 
  • 1,500 fine art objects in our Museum 

Help preserve our culture for future generations by making a planned gift to the NSLM!

What is planned giving?

Planned giving is for everyone. It allows you to make a larger gift than you thought possible while protecting your ability to support your lifestyle. If preserving sporting culture is important to you, consider including the NSLM in your plans to help ensure this rich history is shared with future generations.

It is easy to make a gift to the NSLM through your will or to name the NSLM as a beneficiary of your retirement account, life insurance policy, or Donor-Advised-Fund (DAF). Explore the many options for your personal goals and circumstances.

Planned gifts come in many forms:

  • Cash bequests
  • Fine art and rare books
  • Real estate and personal property
  • Appreciated stocks and bonds
  • Life insurance policy or donor-advised fund beneficiary
  • Mutual fund shares
  • Retirement plan assets (qualified charitable distributions from IRA or beneficiary designations)
  • Private company stock and other closely held business interests

What are the benefits of planned giving? 

Planned giving allows you to:

  • Choose to keep assets while you still want or need them
  • Take care of family members and your favorite charities simultaneously
  • Utilize tax advantages
  • Enjoy membership in The Sporting Legacy Society
  • Make a significant impact for future generations

The Sporting Legacy Society

Making a planned gift to the NSLM through your will or estate makes you a member of The Sporting Legacy Society, a special group of our strongest supporters. As a member, you help ensure that the NSLM endures as a world-class library and museum. Your gift will help us preserve, promote, and share the literature, art, and culture of equestrian, angling, and field sports, as well as advocate to protect the open space and waterways integral to these sports. 

Members of the Society are invited to a special annual event in recognition of their generosity.

Have you already included the NSLM in your will or estate plans? Please let us know, so that we can:

  • Express our appreciation and list you as a member of The Sporting Legacy Society
  • Invite you to The Sporting Legacy Society annual event, private tours, and other special opportunities
  • Inspire others by your example
  • Honor how you want to be recognized or your wish to remain anonymous
  • Understand how you’d like your gift to be used and what impact you’d like to make
  • Help you explore the options to meet your philanthropic and tax goals

Planned Giving Options