Category Archives: Support

2018 Colorado Gives and the Year End Giving Campaign

We are extremely pleased and thankful to everyone who supported the Museums of Western Colorado during 2018 Colorado Gives Day and the Year End Giving Campaign. At press time, we were approaching a $50,000 total with the two combined—and more donations are still coming in. These donations are key to keeping the strength and effectiveness of the Museums of Western Colorado.  Thank you to the following donors: Numerous Anonymous Donors Judy and Don Allerheiligen Alpine … Read More

Thank you! 2018 Sponsors

The Grand Valley’s community has been extremely supportive the Museums of Western Colorado over the years. This was no different in 2018. Sponsorships in particular are key to museum fulfilling its missions. Because of these sponsorships, we were able to put in a new roof at Dinosaur Journey, build new exhibitions at Museum of the West, preserve community treasures in the Collections and Archives, make renovations at Cross Orchards, uncover more of Mesa County’s prehistoric … Read More

Planned Giving: Join the Legacy Society

MAKE AN ESTATE GIFT TO Museums of Western Colorado. We all desire significance — to lead happy and fulfilled lives surrounded by family and friends. For many of us, there is a compelling need to make a difference — to leave a lasting impact on the people most dear to us and the world in which we live.  The quest for significance and desire to plan for the future leads many to ponder their legacy. … Read More

Colorado Gives Day, December 4

Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Narrowing that focus locally, the Museums of Western Colorado has partnered with Grand Valley Gives, a collaboration of non–profit organizations in Mesa County, that participate in Colorado Gives Day. In 2017, the Museum partnered with Grand Valley Gives for the first time and raised $40,054. At a time when many individuals are looking for worthwhile causes to … Read More

Planned Giving

Leaving a Legacy to MWC The Museums of Western Colorado offers the experience of discovery to all ages, from children just beginning to engage in history to senior volunteers continuing a lifelong passion for knowledge. The Museums of Western Colorado (MWC) has a proud responsibility of facilitating three distinctively different museum sites, each holding treasures of our past. The Museum of the West houses relics of our Western Slope heritage, Dinosaur Journey holds priceless fossils of … Read More

Colorado Gives Update

Colorado Gives Update: Thanks for your support The MWC enjoyed a banner year with the Colorado Gives Campaign. There was 15 percent increase in the number of donors and they collectively donated $33,635, which is a 14 percent increase over last year. This is also the highest amount the MWC has ever received via Colorado Gives. Thanks to your support, the MWC received $1,066 from the statewide incentive fund.  2016 Colorado Gives Donors 6 Anonymous … Read More

Did you know…?

For over 50 years the Museums of Western Colorado have been serving the residents and visitors of Mesa County. Last year nearly 69,000 people visited one or more of our three Museums; 61% of those were children and families. Many of these families made the Grand Valley a “destination” specifically because they wanted to visit one of our sites! The educational and economic impact of the Museums of Western Colorado is a major contributor to … Read More