Contributions to the museum in the form of annual donations, planned gifts, estate gifts, gifts of art or tribute gifts are crucial to the sustainability of the Heard Museum.
All gifts to the Heard are meaningful, no matter how big or small. Your contributions help us to realize our goals to present world class exhibits and events to the public. By giving to the Annual Fund, you enable our day-to-day operations and allow us to continue serving the tribes and other cultures of the Southwest, visitors to Arizona, and the local community. You can also make an impact at the Heard Museum in your everyday life by giving through one of our community partner platforms. We proudly participate in Fry’s Community Giving, Arizona Gives Day, and Amazon Smile.
Tribute gifts are a wonderful way to recognize someone or mark a significant occasion in your life, like celebrating a special birthday, anniversary, or holiday, giving in memory of a friend, spouse, or loved one, or saying thank you. You can designate your gift to a specific area of the museum like an educational program, the Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives, the acquisitions fund, or to the annual fund. All contributions are acknowledged to the donor with a tax receipt and the honoree or the honoree’s family is also notified of your gift. To make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special, click here.
Gifting objects from your personal collection to the Heard Museum is a very personal and meaningful experience. The Heard Family’s collection gift is the foundation of the museum and our permanent collection is built on not only acquisitions but gifts from collectors over our 85-year tenure.
A gift of art will be considered first for accession into our world-renowned collection. If the item is outside the scope of the permanent collection, the development staff is then able to liquidate the object or group of objects and retain profits for the museum. Your gift strengthens the Heard and becomes part of your legacy as a donor.
By including the Heard Museum in your long range gift planning, through estate gifts or major gifts in your lifetime, you help ensure the future success of the museum. The Maie Bartlett Heard Society is a group of philanthropists who have demonstrated a dedication to the museum like our founding patrons Maie Bartlett and Dwight Heard. By designating the Heard in your will or trust you will become a member of the Maie Bartlett Heard Society and will be invited to special educational luncheons and programs. Our development staff works with you and your estate advisor about the possibilities of making such a gift, recognition of your legacy contributions, and furthering your relationship with our organization.
For more information or to discuss other possibilities of gifts, contact Jack Schwimmer by phone at 602.251.0245 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.