International Institute for Sport History

IISOH Library & Museum
Donor Acknowledgements

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 for the
History of Sport, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, Sport in Art and the Olympic Games.

Donations are tax deductible - Federal Tax ID# 41-2041155

All donations in the amount of $25.00 or more are acknowledged on these pages for LIFE.

We are sincerely grateful for your support and we will acknowledge your donation
permanently on our web site as well as inside our facility once it has been constructed.

The Board of Directors would like to publicly thank and acknowledge the
following donors who have made financial contributions to the IISOH.

Endowments - $300,000 to $30 million

Benefactors -- $250,000

Patrons - $100,000

Sponsors - $50,000

Donors - $25,000

Friends - $10,000

  • Anonymous donor (USA, 12.31.2016, $19,000)
  • Anonymous donor (USA, 12.31.2015, $16,150)

    Contributors - $5,000

    Platinum - $2,500

  • Anonymous donor (USA, Oct 31, 2015 $3,850)
  • Anonymous donor (USA, Feb 29, 2016 $3,275)

    Lifetime Members - $1,000

  • Anonymous donor (USA, Aug 31, 2016 $1,906.25)

    Gold Members - $500

  • Anonymous donor (USA, Mar 31, 2016 $550)
  • Anonymous donor (USA, Jul 31, 2016 $312.50)

    Silver Members - $250

  • Anonymous donor (USA)

    Bronze Members - $100

    Supporting Members - $50

  • Herr Daryusch Kay and family (Trier, Germany)

  • Charter Members - $25

    • The Frame Factory & Gallery, Westerly Parkway, State College, PA.
    • Michael F. Desmond, State College, PA.
    • Irving's Bagels, State College, PA.
    • Bellefonte Wok, Allegheny St., Bellefonte, PA.
    • Plato's Closet, Walmart Plaza, State College, PA.
    • The Original Waffle Shop (North) Atherton Street, State College, PA.
    • John & Heather McQueary, State College, PA.
    • Anonymous, State College, PA.
    • W.R. Hickey Beer Distributor, Inc., State College, PA.
    • Cici's Pizza of State College, Pa.
    • Swope's, State College, PA.
    • Moyer Jewlers, Inc., State College, PA.
    • Wesley Glebe & Christine Bailey, State College, PA.


    • All Memorials and Honorariums are permanent "lifetime listings."
    • $25.00 - A simple, one line listing (see below for ideas).
    • $250.00 - A line listing with a linked biography page including up to 6 photos.

      These web pages will become a permanent part of the IISOH web site.

      See our memorial page dedicated to deceased Board member Josiah Henson as an example.

    IN MEMORY OF....

    IN HONOR OF....

    • Bonnie Folmar, State College, PA., in honor of Our Soldiers

    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 subject areas of

    History of Sport
    Physical Education
    Sport in Art
    Ancient and Modern Olympic Games

    and all related subject areas as determined by the Board of Directors.

    Links to other pages of the
    International Institute for Sport History (IISOH)

    IISOH Front Page
    Directory / Site Navigation
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    NOTE: According to IRS rules donations over $250.00 require a written receipt from the IISOH in order to claim the tax deduction. We happily send such a letter/receipt for your contribution. In case you have not received such a letter within 15 days of your donation, please contact the IISOH for immediate attention. For more information please go to the IRS website: IRS Publication 1771; Charitable Contributions: Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements

    International Institute for Sport History

    PO Box 175
    State College, PA, USA 16804
    email to:

    Board of Directors:
    Mr. Harvey Abrams, President
    Mr. Art Donahoe, Vice President
    Mr. Josh Henson, Esquire
    Ms. Paula Donahoe

    Capt. Josiah Henson, USN, retired
    (died April 4, 2012)

    It is our policy to solicit only one donation from every donor in a donor's lifetime --
    we will never ask for your support again. (We will accept your repeated support if it is offered, of course).
    We do ask that every donor help us further by soliciting two new donors.

    We are seeking one Million (1,000,000) donors in order to establish the Operating Fund Endowment with $25 million in a trust fund. Support us in our mission and get two friends to support us as well.

    Donations may be mailed to either of the following two addresses:

    PO Box 175
    State College, PA., 16804


    IISOH Library & Museum account
    c/o Linda White, Bank Manager
    First National Bank
    1667 N. Atherton St.
    State College, PA., 16803

    This page was created June 19, 2009
    This page was updated December 2, 2011
    This page was updated April 25, 2012
    This page was updated April 25, 2013
    This page was updated December 25, 2013
    This page came down April 2015
    This page was updated and returned August 31, 2016
    This page was updated March 1, 8, 2017