Legacy Council

Through The Legacy Council, the Museum of Northern Arizona honors and celebrates Museum supporters who have made provision in their estate plans to support the Museum and its programs with a legacy gift. 

Such support has been fundamental to the Museum’s founding and development for nearly a century and it will continue to be mission critical as we advance our work to celebrate, discover and share knowledge about the Colorado Plateau. 

To join The Legacy Council, simply tell us about your plans to support the Museum with a planned gift by either downloading and returning the Legacy Council Commitment Form below, calling Director of Philanthropy Tory Foster at 928-774-5211, ext. 227, or emailing tfoster@musnaz.org.  

More Information on Leaving a Legacy Gift

Suggested language

For those who wish to provide language for a bequest provision or codicil to their advisors, please consider the following: 

“I/we do hereby, give, devise and bequeath a philanthropic contribution of  $___________ ,or _________% of the residue of my estate,  to the Museum of Northern Arizona, a non-profit corporation in the state of Arizona (Federal Tax ID # 86-0098920) to be used for its general purposes.” 

Designating gifts

MNA encourages bequests for general purposes, thus giving the Board of Trustees the greatest flexibility to meeting the Museum’s greatest financial needs which vary from time to time. 

Legacy Council Members may choose to direct and designate planned gifts for specific purposes such as permanent endowment funds (invested and managed by the Museum of Northern Arizona Foundation), for capital improvements to the Museum campus and facilities, or program support of Museum exhibitions, collections, research and education.

We encourage you to call to discuss your gift intentions with the Museum, as you consider such plans so that we might assist you in shaping the most meaningful philanthropic gift consistent with your vision and commitment to the Museum of Northern Arizona. 


Legacy Council members are proudly recognized on a donor display within the museum and in our annual publications, the Museum Notes and Plateau magazine. Legacy Council members can also request to remain anonymous.  

Gift Acceptance Policy

The Museum of Northern Arizona Gift Acceptance Policy, a board-authorized plan, outlines a range of philanthropic giving options and current priorities.

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