No matter the size, your contribution plays an essential role in promoting the Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s mission to inspire wonder, discovery, understanding, and responsibility in its community through exhibitions, programs and collections in the arts, history, and natural sciences. Thank you.
Your Sponsorship today will:
The term “planned giving” is often used to describe a number of tax-advantaged financial planning tools which can be used to accomplish your charitable and financial goals.
Planned giving strategies can:
Please consult your tax advisor if you are contemplating a planned gift to the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.
The Hi-Desert Nature Museum received a $33,415 bequest from Cleo Hawley, a supporter who died in 2006. 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.
Many of the objects in the Hi-Desert Nature Museum’s collections have been acquired through generous donations from community members and supporters. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is an active collecting institution, and is continuously striving to acquire regional treasures for preservation and to help educate our visitors.