Legacy Circle Endowment Fund

Make Your Mark On Our Future


The Legacy Circle honors donors who have included the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in their estate plans through some form of planned gift.  Membership in the Circle is conferred upon those who have communicated to the Center their intention to make a gift through a bequest, charitable trust, charitable gift annuity, pooled income funds, life insurance, retirement fund, or a gift of property with a retained life estate.

There are several options to participate in the Legacy Circle. Download the Legacy Circle brochure (9.9 MB PDF) to learn about some of the options.

If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be kept completely confidential. However, recognition of your gift can encourage others to do the same. Whatever the case, we will honor your wishes, because we appreciate your support immensely.

Your gift supports the Center's general operation or can be applied to particular programs. New work and new scholarship are expensive to produce and support, but planned gifts from Legacy Circle members ensure that archaeological education and research will continue at the Center. You can make a donation now by clicking on the button below.



Another way to create a permanent legacy at the Center is through the bequest of artifacts. A promised gift that the Center has agreed to accept adds breadth and depth to the collection.


We encourage you to join with the Legacy Circle and help sustain the financial foundation of the Center for generations to come. For more information, read our Gift Acceptance Policies and Guidelines.

For Professional Advisors


As a professional advisor, you build your client relationships on trust and mutual respect. The same is true for our relationships with our friends and donors. We understand that financial, philanthropic and estate goals are unique to the individual. For this reason we welcome the opportunity to assist as you incorporate your clients’ philanthropic objectives into well-crafted estate plans. Furthermore, we encourage prospective donors to consult with their financial advisors before making decisions based on information we provide.

Please feel free to contact us directly for information or assistance on a confidential basis.

Additional Bequest Language

In making this gift it is my intention to serve the Verde Valley Archaeology Center and I desire that the foregoing statement of purpose be liberally construed so that this objective may be fully accomplished. If, at any time in the judgment of the Board of Directors of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, changed circumstances substantially interfere with the beneficial realization of such purposes, then the funds may be used for such other similar purposes as the Board of Directors of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center in their discretion determines to be consistent with my interests and intentions.

Legal Name: Verde Valley Archaeology Center, Inc.

Tax I.D. Number: 27-3436708 

Incorporated In: Camp Verde, AZ

IRS Form 8282 and Instructions (IRS form for Donee)

IRS Publication 561 Determining the Value of Donated Property (2020 IRS PDF)

IRS Publication 526 Charitable Contributions (IRS link for tax year)