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Your consideration will help support art programming and educational outreach for children throughout Yavapai CountyPlanned giving is the perfect way to leave a lasting legacy and provide much needed funding for the issues and organizations you are passionate about. But if you want to be sure your donation will meet your giving requirements after you've gone, you need to know what you'll be supporting.

For more than 30 years, the Phippen Museum has pursued the preservation and promotion of the art and heritage of the American West. And with a special focus on local communities and culture, the museum has also developed art programming and resources to offer area schoolchildren. These developments also included the addition of a multipurpose classroom and a new research library.

So if you do decide to make a lasting gift, we hope you will consider the Phippen Museum as a worthy recipient of your thoughtful consideration. With your help we can continue to preserve the proud heritage of the American West while also providing valuable art outreach and youth engagement projects for local schoolchildren. And we can assure you that your contribution will be used wisely to support our efforts to enlighten, educate and entertain.


The Mato Sha Society recognizes and honors those forward-thinking individuals who have ensured the museum's future by making a testamentary provision or other planned gift naming the museum as a beneficiary of $5,000 or more. By adding the museum to your will or living trust, or by naming the museum as a beneficiary on your existing IRA, 401k, Roth, life insurance policy, or annuity, you will be assuring an ongoing standard of excellence here at the museum that will preserve the art and heritage of the American West for many generations to come.
As a member of the Mato Sha Society, you will be honored with special recognition at the museum, as well as on other rosters, and receive a certificate of membership and a commemorative pin inspired by George Phippen himself. In addition, we will continually explore the creation of additional benefits for members and provide new planned giving and estate planning ideas.
Referred to as the museum's unofficial mascot, Mato Sha, or Red Bear, was George Phippen's loyal partner and beloved appaloosa. As the symbol of the Mato Sha Society, George's devoted and constant companion represents all the hardworking icons of the American West and embodies the enduring qualities of the Phippen Museum.
For more information on leaving a lasting legacy through planned giving, or the Mato Sha Society, please contact the museum's Executive Director, Edd Kellerman, at (928)778-1385.