Our Sponsors, Donors and Benefactors

Museum Sponsors by category:

Coyote – $100 or more

October 2017 – Kathleen Gibson

February 2018 – Stanley and Cathy Zarakov

September 2018 – Bonnie Brady, Paul Donaldson, John Greenfield





Bobcat – $250 or more

October 2017 – Laraine Turk




Mountain Lion – $500 or more





Eagle – $1,000  or more





The Rock! – over $1,500





Do you want to see your name here?

Download the Sponsorship/Membership Form.



Hi-Desert Nature Museum Receives Generous Bequest

The Hi-Desert Nature Museum received a $33,415 bequest from Cleo Hawley, a supporter who died in 2006. Ms. Hawley was a registered nurse who retired in Yucca Valley and lived here for 22 years. She was a talented artist and an active member of numerous artist groups in the area. She lived to be 93, and painted until five years before her death. Lisa Kinder, great niece of Cleo Hawley, presented the check to Town of Yucca Valley Mayor Robert Leone in a ceremony on Friday, March 21, 2008. In addition to the bequest, Ms. Kinder donated a watercolor depicting a yucca plant in bloom painted by Cleo Hawley to the museum’s permanent collections.