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Godolphin Society

We proudly invite you to join the Godolphin Society.  The Godolphin Society is a bequest and planned giving society that recognizes caring individuals who are helping to maintain the museum's mission.

It was established in 1998 to celebrate the generosity of those who choose to play a significant and enduring role in the future of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.


To participate in the Godolphin Society you may:

  • Include a gift to the National Museum of Racing in your will.
  • Establish a charitable trust or annuity.
  • Offer a gift using life insurance.
  • And More

Distinctions of Membership

Members names will be long remembered for their enduring role in the fulfilling of tomorrow's vision at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.*

Members names will be proudly displayed on our Donor Wall within the museum and in our roster appearing in the Annual Report.

A warm invitation is extended to all members to partake in museum tours and receive the latest information updates pertaining to our exhibits, programs, and projects.

A variety of investment and tax benefits often result from gift planning.

*Members may choose to remain anonymous and be excluded from all publications, recognitions, displays, etc.

Gift Options


Making a simple bequest: 

When creating or revising a will, many individuals make bequests to charitable institutions such as the racing museum.


Charitable Gift Annuity: 

With this agreement, the donor makes a single payment to the museum, and in return the donor and/or named beneficiary receives a fixed-dollar amount each year for life.


Charitable Remainder Trust: 

This trust enables donors to set aside assets now for the future benefit of the museum while reserving an income stream for themselves for a predetermined period or lifetime.  At expiration, the trust principle is transferred to the museum.


Charitable Lead Trust: 

A donor may transfer assets to this trust that will provide income payments for a number of years to the museum.  At the end of the payment term, the principle reverts to the donor and/or beneficiary.


Gift of Life Insurance Trust: 

A life insurance policy that is no longer needed can become a valuable gift to benefit the museum. 

For each of the above mentioned options, suggested minimum gift amounts are available upon request.  Additional gift options may be available.

For additional confidential information please contact:


The Development Office
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
191 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 584-0400 ext. 100.