Planned Giving | Heard Museum

Mrs. Heard and Eagle Scout Tom Fannin admirie a Salado jar.

Planned Giving

Planned giving at the Heard Museum has been one of the most valued sources of support ever since Maie B. Heard gave us her beautiful museum and collection of American Indian, Latino, African, Pacific Islander and other indigenous art more than 60 years ago after her passing in 1951.

Dwight and Maie Heard were one of the most successful and admired couples at a time when Arizona was transitioning to statehood. Their wish was to preserve the art and history of Native communities and educate future generations about the importance of our American Indian peoples. To this day, the original financial support from the Heards helps guarantee that the Heard Museum will remain one of the most prominent art and cultural centers in the American west.

To ensure a stable and bright future for the Heard Museum, the Board of Trustees have established a Planned Giving Committee that consists of some of the most respected business leaders, estate and wealth advisers in Arizona. The professionals listed below are experienced philanthropic leaders in charities throughout the country, while other committee members are experts in specific types of gifting that can benefit both donors and their heirs. Whether you are considering a gift of art from your collection, a gift annuity for higher income or gifts of real estate, our Planned Giving professionals would be honored to discuss your specific situation and desires.

Please contact Dan Hagerty by phone at 602.251.0218 or by email at for additional information about how we can assist you in making the Heard a special experience for future generations.