2013 Golf Classic 1st Place Team (Net)

Fundraising Events

The Heard Museum is proud to provide a wide array of events. Private, exclusive affairs for our Circles of Giving members and exhibit openings for our members as well as our signature nationally-recognized events such as the Indian Fair and Market and World Championship Hoop Dance, provide an integral part of the museum’s mission. To enhance this mission, events also help raise funds to support the museum and provide opportunities to participate in events that provide financial resources as well as an exceptional and enjoyable experience.

Fundraising Events

Heard Museum Golf Classic
Golf Classic has raised more than $1.2 million for Heard Museum since 1995 and is one of the premiere golf tournaments in the Valley. Spend a day testing your handicap on a lush, award-winning Sonoran Desert course while enjoying great weather, wonderful food and company, networking, awards and tee gifts for all. For more information on sponsorships of participating in the Heard Museum Golf Classic, contact contact Lynn Donahue by phone at 602.251.0271 or by email at ldonahue@heard.org.

Moondance
For nearly 85 years, the Heard Museum has been one of the world’s finest destinations for learning about American Indian art and cultures. We couldn’t think of a better time to celebrate this exciting milestone other than at our signature fundraising event, Moondance at the Heard. This year’s gala, to be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, will honor the past chairs of the Heard Museum Board of Trustees for their leadership and achievements in growing and strengthening the Heard over the past 85 years. For more information on sponsorships or attending Moondance at the Heard, contact Rebecca Simpson by phone at 602.251.0245 or by email at rsimpson@heard.org.

Annual Events

World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
Top American Indian and First Nations hoop dancers from the U.S. and Canada compete for the prestigious title of world champion. This two-day event combines artistry, sheer athleticism and cultural traditions to create a unique competition.

Heard Guild Indian Fair & Market
Join nearly 15,000 visitors, staff and volunteers at one of Arizona’s most significant cultural events. The Fair attracts collectors and entertainment fans alike for two days of non-stop performances, food, shopping and fun. Arizona’s largest Indian market continues a half-century tradition of showcasing more than 600 of the best Native artists, including new artists and returning favorites.

What Heard Museum Members Are Saying


“Circles of Giving has enhanced our knowledge of native cultures and arts and introduced us to others who share the same interests and passions. It is a fun way to explore other aspects of a great museum.”

David and Mary Patino

"The Circles of Giving financially aids the programs of the Museum while providing its members with unique opportunities to experience new exhibits through the eyes of the curators."

Norma Jean-Coulter

”Circles membership is a great way to support the Museum and enhance personal enlightenment.”

Stanley and Judith Getch

”There shouldn't have to be benefits to encourage members who can support the Heard Museum at higher levels, but we do like our benefits: Special invitations, special events, discounts, subscriptions, complimentary admissions, early admissions, and on and on. These are just the cherries on the cake of supporting a fine institution we all love!”

Norman Sandfield