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Donation Center

Today, many of VVAC's programs and facilities would not exist without continued philanthropic support. We honor the many grateful members and friends of VVAC who recognize the transformative power their gift holds.

Honoring Philanthropy

VVAC recognizes each benefactor for cumulative philanthropic giving, to any fund, from $1,000. Benefactors are recognized with a customized plaque prominently displayed in the Museum Exhibit Hall. Recognition levels are:

  • Philanthropic Partner: $250,000 or more

  • Archaeologist's Circle: $50,000 to $249,999

  • President's Circle: $10,000 to $49,999

  • Director's Circle: $5,000 to $9,999

  • Founder's Circle: $2,500 to $4,999

  • Donor's Circle: $1,000 to $2,499

DONATE TODAY to fund of your choice:

End of Year AppealAs we approach the Holiday Season and give gratitude for all the good that exists we are most thankful for your support. This year we celebrated the grand opening of our new museum, repository and collection center. Your generosity has helped establish VVAC as a state-of-the-art cultural institution and an integral part of the Verde Valley and Sedona communities. We ask that you think of us and make a special year-end tax-deductible gift. Your gift will impact the future course of VVAC and help ensure that we are able to further our mission. To donate to the End of Year Appeal, please click HERE

Financial Sustainability Plan - Even during the best of times, museums like VVAC operate on razor thin margins—often surviving on month-to-month finances. The continued fallout from the pandemic, inflation and this Summer’s stifling heat have only complicated our existing challenges. To assure continued financial stability, VVAC’s Board of Directors recently adopted an updated and thoughtful 5-Year Strategic Plan to secure our future. The keys to this plan: Our Mission, Our Vision and Our Value are shown in the Financial Sustainability Plan. Click HERE to learn more about the Financial Sustainability Plan or to make a donation.

The General Fund allows those interested in archaeology and Native American history to make a cash donation of any size. You will be supporting the Center to maintain, expand and improve our collections, exhibits and educational programs. Donations can be of any amount either on a one-time or recurring basis. To donate to the General fund, click HERE.

The Native American Heritage Garden and Pathway Fund supports VVAC's property in Camp Verde contains a prehistoric pit house village. Based on numerous studies of local prehistoric life, we know that agriculture played an important part in the lives of these people. Agriculture allowed for the establishment of villages for a more stable lifestyle from the traditional migratory hunting and gathering pattern. ​The Center set aside a portion of the property to create a Native American Traditional Use Garden and Pathway. The Pathway is a free .41-mile loop trail through the area of the village, ending at the garden. Donations to the Garden and Pathway will be used to maintain and improve the garden and pathway. To donate to the Garden & Pathway Fund, click HERE.

Ensure your Legacy with a donation to the Endowment Fund, now or as part of your Estate Planning. What is an Endowment Fund? By definition, Endowment Funds are "used to accumulate those assets that have been given to the museum on the condition that the principal of the gift is to be kept intact and that only the investment income it produces can be used to meet the museum's needs." The Archaeology Center Endowment Fund was created in order to provide for the long term solvency of the VVAC. This fund is administered by the Arizona Community Foundation. To learn more or to make a donation to the Endowment Fund, click HERE.

DONATE in ways that benefit you

  • SECURITIES – A transfer of stocks or bonds may help you can avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable income tax deduction.

  • REAL ESTATE – Real estate also can have the advantage of a tax deduction and capital gains avoidance.

  • RETIREMENT PLAN assets, matching corporate gifts, and tangible personal property are also giving options.

  • A CHARITABLE REMAINDER TRUST can help you avoid capital gains tax on appreciated assets, generate regular income for you, provide you with a tax deduction and fulfill your philanthropic objectives.

  • IRA ROLLOVER - If you are 70 ½ or older, this tool is a way to lower your income taxes.


For a copy of our Gift Acceptance Policy click HERETo donate appreciated securities, please contact our financial adviser, Mary Huntley at (928) 567-9512.

Should you have any questions, please contact our Executive Director at 928-567-0066 or at

THANK YOU for considering a contribution to the Verde Valley Archaeology Center.

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