Why I Give:

“Since the Museum is such an important part of my life, I felt that I should support it financially and an annuity seemed like a sound investment for me and a good investment for the Museum.” - Joan von Germeten, 21st Century Society Member

Donate Now

The philanthropic support and interest of donors enables our curators and staff to create the best exhibition schedules and education programs possible for the vibrant, growing arts communities of Phoenix and the Greater Southwest. With your help, we can continue to provide critically important services for Arizona schools and our community.




There are several ways to give to the Museum. "Planned giving" is a term commonly used to describe a wide variety of giving vehicles that allow you to give to charity during your lifetime and/or after your death, while meeting your current income needs and providing for your heirs. Planned gifts often appeal to those who want to benefit a charitable organization but aren't certain how much of their assets they will need for themselves during their lifetimes.

Planned giving is typically done in conjunction with estate planning, and is a viable option for donors of all income levels. Depending on how a planned gift is set up, it may also let you receive a stream of income for life, earn higher investment yield, or reduce your capital gains or estate taxes.

The most common types of planned giving vehicles are charitable bequests, gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and beneficiary designations. To learn more about such planned giving options, suggested bequest language can be viewed here and charitable gift annuity can be viewed here.

21st Century Society

When you create any type of planned gift, you join a highly-honored group of friends: the 21st Century Society. As a member, you're invited to an annual celebration and reception, plus numerous other events throughout the year, and are recognized on a special donor board in the Museum. Current members on the 21st Century Society roster can be viewed here. A list of legacies that have been realized can be viewed here.

Feel free to request more information about planned giving, charitable, tribute, or endowment gifts or membership into the 21st Century Society. Please call us at 602-257-1880 or email us at plannedgiving@phxart.org.

Charitable Gifts

Donations of real property provide ways of giving that are best for you while allowing Phoenix Art Museum to sustain its mission of cultural stewardship. A gift could range from real estate and mutual funds to a piece of artwork.

Tribute Gifts

Help the Museum build a bright future for the arts with a tribute gift honoring a loved one's birthday, anniversary, or memory.

Gifts of Endowment

An endowment gift demonstrates a long-term commitment to support Phoenix Art Museum. This type of gift is invested and maintained in perpetuity. Earnings from this type of gift, after it has been invested, provide crucial and on-going support to the Museum. Endowments reflect your specific interests and serve as a testament to your generosity.


Sidebar: Marsden Hartley, Still Life with Compote and Fruit. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Richard Anderman in honor of Lorenz and Joan Anderman.
Top LeftJohn Ferren American, 1905 - 1970, Untitled (Abstract), 1935 (detail). Oil on canvas. Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of the estate of Joan and Lorenz Anderman.
Top Right: Mary Cassatt, Portrait of Master Hammond, c. 1898 (detail). Pastel on paper mounted on panel. Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Harrington.