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

Business Donations
Advertising Programs

The Discus Thrower by Myron
British Museum, London
a bronze replica will be acquired by the IISOH Museum

Three Business Options:

Tax Deductible Donation

$ 25.00

You make a single, once-in-a-lifetime donation and in return you receive a LIFETIME acknowledgement as a CHARTER MEMBER.

We never ask you for another donation.


Tax Deductible Donation

$ 250.00

You make a single, once-in-a-lifetime donation and in return you receive a LIFETIME acknowledgement as a CHARTER MEMBER


we create a unique, full web page linked on our site that acknowledges you and/or your business as a permanent legacy of your support - A LIFETIME web page.

We can publish your name, address, history since your founding, even 2-3 photos - offers for goods/services are NOT permitted under the IRS rules nor can the IISOH endorse the business.

The page is an ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, a "thank you" for your support - not an ad.
Business Deduction on Schedule C
under "Advertising Budget"

$ 250.00
for a 3 year advertisement

This is a regular advertisement - not a donation, deduct this on Schedule C. The $250 fee includes the donation of $25 as a CHARTER MEMBER with the balance of $225 applied as a three year advertisement.

You get a LIFETIME acknowledgement as a CHARTER MEMBER on the IISOH website which serves as an active link to your own business website for 36 months. The ad is renewable upon request - see the details below. With this advertisement the IISOH CAN endorse your business and even distribute your cards, fliers, coupons, etc., for 36 months. The ad can be renewed for just $225 every three years.

To support the Operating Fund and Endowments of the Institute.

We are seeking widespread support from all businesses in Pennsylvania
by soliciting a once-in-a-lifetime donation of $25.00. In return we offer a LIFETIME acknowledgement
on our website and inside our museum when it is built. There are also two "upgrade" options
in case you are motivated to give greater support or place a three year advertisement instead.

$ 25.00 Donation acknowledgement looks like this (a single line on the page, approximately 160 characters):
$ 250.00 Donation with a permanent, "static" (no advertising permitted by the IRS) linked page looks like this:

$ 250.00 ADVERTISEMENT for a 3 year/36 month agreement - see all the details below....


We invite you to place an advertisement on our website for just two-hundred-fifty Dollars ($250.00) for a three year advertisement. Three years - 36 months - for just $250.00!! Actually, the cost is a bit less - just $225.00.


The first time you place an advertisement on our site we take $25.00 as a DONATION to the IISOH. These funds are placed into a trust fund to support the Operating Endowment. This portion of the payment gives you the single line LIFETIME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT on our website. You never pay this again. Our ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PAGE lists all donor names as a permanent legacy in honor of our supporters. Upon your request you can be listed as an "ANONYMOUS" donor.


The balance of your payment, two-hundred-twenty-five Dollars ($225.00), pays for your three year (36 months) advertisement. During the three year advertising agreement the acknowledgement is an active link to your own website. You can change your material daily, as needed, for sales, specials, and upcoming events. We have no control over your own website.


Renewal is not automatic. After three years you may renew your advertisement if you wish. There are no recurring fees. We will send you a notice that your advertisement will be ending in the 36th month and we will invite you to continue. The renewal rate will be only $225.00, you do not pay for the lifetime acknowledgement ever again. Your renewal rate is guaranteed forever if it is continuously renewed every three years. Your continued support is so gratefully appreciated that your renewal price will never be affected should the IISOH increase the advertising rate.


The IISOH reserves the right to accept or refuse any advertising at our sole discretion especially if it might be considered inappropriate, derogatory, defamatory or illegal.


We strictly follow the rules of the Internal Revenue Service. There is a difference between a "donation" and "advertising income."

DONATIONS to the IISOH, a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation, are tax deductible. We are permitted to "acknowledge" a donor with a "thank you" that identifies the donor, but we are not permitted to endorse the donor's products or services. We realize that some business owners would prefer to advertise their products and services so we have created this ADVERTISING PROGRAM to encourage your support.

ADVERTISING income is considered to be "unrelated business income." The IISOH must pay tax on the $225 advertising income that we receive, so we do not get to keep all the money. The benefit to businesses, however, is considerable.
  • You are supporting a non-profit educational organization that brings services to everyone in Pennsylvania, as well as the entire world.
  • Your advertising is a business expense that is deductible on your tax returns.
  • The IISOH is permitted to endorse your business, its products and its services. This means that, in addition to the ad on our website, the IISOH can distribute your business cards, fliers, brochures and coupons at events and functions that we attend.
Although we will receive less money and pay taxes, we believe that a long term relationship with the business community will better benefit both parties in the long term. Besides, we have no objection to paying taxes - this is our state, too. We want to make our state, and the world, a better place. THEREFORE:
  • We are permitted to, and would like to, endorse your business when you advertise. In addition to the acknowledgement page and the active link, we reserve the right to endorse your business by also placing additional small ads to your linked website on any of our web pages, unless you tell us not to do so.

  • We can distribute your business cards, brochures, fliers and coupons at events. When we have events we can display and distribute your materials and promote your business if you provide us with such material.

We are grateful for your support.
We are happy to support you, too.

How to Pay for
Donations & Advertising:

Donations are tax deductible
Federal Tax ID# 41-2041155

The IISOH is a Pennsylvania Non-profit, Educational, Literary and Research corporation
under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Donations are tax deductible
Federal Tax ID# 41-2041155

Advertising is deductible to businesses as an expense,
see your accountant or tax preparer for details.

Links to a few other IISOH pages:

This page was created July 21, 2018
Updated August 6, 24, 2018
Updated March 22, 26, 2019
Updated December 27, 2020