From the earliest days of the western expansion, we know of countless acts of sacrifice and generosity. Each generation has shown the way to the next.
Gifts of all kinds help support the Cowgirl Museum today and for future generations. When you make a gift, you’ll be entitled to a charitable deduction that may reduce the income taxes you owe. Here are a few ways you can help us keep the Cowgirl’s mission alive.
Outright Gifts – gifts in the form of cash, through a check or credit card are always welcome.
Gifts of Assets – the Cowgirl accepts gifts of stock, securities, land or other appreciated assets. Call our Development office at 817-509-8664 for details on making your gift.
Planned Gifts – a simple and meaningful way to make a contribution to the Cowgirl Museum is through your will, life insurance, or estate plan. The Cowgirl Legacy Society recognizes donors who share the desire to preserve the history and heritage of the women who helped shape the west and thus our country by making a planned gift. If you have made a planned gift, please let us know. A will or bequest is a legal declaration of a person’s wishes regarding the disposal of his or her property or estate after death. The most common types of charitable bequests are:
Outright – a gift of a specific amount or specific asset.
Percentage – a percentage of the assets (such as ten percent (10%) or one-fourth (1/4).
Rest, residue and remainder – all that remains after debts, taxes, and all outright bequests have been made. Your attorney can make this provision by including a bequest in your will or estate plan, or by means of an amendment (codicil), to your present will. The bequest should be made to: The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame,1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
Your gift is very important to us as we seek to fulfill the mission of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame to “honor and celebrate women, past and present, whose lives exemplify the courage, resilience, and independence that helped shape the American West, and fosters an appreciation of the ideals and spirit of self-reliance they inspire”.
For more information about making a gift, contact: Craig Shaefer, Associate Executive Director,
1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Phone 817-509-8694; email email@example.com.
Catch The Cowgirl Spirit Brick by Brick
Become a permanent part of our home with a personalized brick located on the east side the Museum directly under the Richard Haas mural. A personalized brick at the Museum’s home in Fort Worth’s Cultural District is the perfect gift for holiday, birthdays and special family anniversaries. Make your gift today for $100 and honor those you love, or buy one for yourself. A portion of your donation to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, a 501c(3) charitable organization, is tax-deductible. The Museum reserves the right to refuse any brick order. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tom Thumb Grocery Stores Good Neighbor Program
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is proud to be part of the Tom Thumb Grocery Stores Good Neighbor Program. When you sign up for a Reward Club card, just designate the Cowgirl Museum as your non-profit choice and Tom Thumb will donate 1% of your total purchases to the Museum. If you already have a Reward Club card, you can stop by the Tom Thumb Customer Service Center and add the Museum to your Reward card.
We’ve yet to find wider shoulders than the ones we find in Fort Worth. Simply, many of our exhibitions wouldn’t be possible without the generous contributions from hundreds of sponsoring organizations.
You might be interested in sponsoring a specific event such as our annual Induction Luncheon, one of our many education programs, or special exhibits. Contributions can also be made in other forms, including helping us with transportation for our works of art, catering food for events, promoting the Museum or offering direct financial support. Current opportunites include the upcoming Quilts exhibit, the Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon and/or the upcoming Tough by Nature exhibit.
In return, we’ll recognize you in prominent print promotions, as well as by signs placed inside the Museum during a sponsored event.
Is your organization interested in being recognized for your support of the arts? We’ll tailor our benefit to fit your needs and interests. Let’s talk. Call 817-509-8664.
You can also assist the Museum by donating items and services listed below. Call 817.509.8697 or email our Director of School Services, Cindi Collins, at email@example.com to learn more. We’re grateful for your contributions!
Sponsor a video conference:
$100 per course. By sponsoring a course, you can help them learn about women of the West.
Sponsor pencils for students for a year: $300.
We provide pencils with the NCM logo to school groups and at career days.
Sponsor a field trip to the Museum for a class: $105 per class.
(Transportation costs may need to be added due to education funding cuts.)
When you describe your company, do you use words like “trailblazers” and ”heroes?” Then we may be a good match. The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame could be a non-profit organization that your employees and your clients could truly embrace, with your company realizing these tangible benefits:
Membership cards good for unlimited free admission to the Museum (quantity varies by levels of membership)
10% discount in the Museum Store and on all mail-orders
Invitation to Exhibition Previews
Use of Museum/Theater for company outings, training, events, etc.
Various levels of membership and their advantages are listed in our application. Click here to learn more about corporate memberships.
Welcome corporate members…
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Frost National Bank
High Noon Western Americana
Holson Family Foundation