Make A Donation

Qualified Charitable Distribution

Estate Planning


Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.

Donated money will be used toward enhancing museum exhibits, furthering our online presence, and making the museum experience more fulfilling for our members and guests.

Donations may be made using a Credit or Debit Card

Enter your donation amount after clicking the Donate Now button.

Another way to donate is by shopping at and Amazon will donate to Sun Cities Area Historical Society Inc, at no cost to you.  The same Amazon products, same prices, same service.  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases. Simply go to and select Sun Cities Area Historical Society Inc as your charity of choice.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

When you’re age 70½ or older, the best way to make charitable contributions usually is through qualified charitable distributions (QCD) from a traditional IRA. A QCD can satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year and reduce your income taxes.

Suppose your RMD for the year is $17,000. Make at least $17,000 of QCDs and you’ve satisfied both your RMD and $17,000 of your charitable giving for the year. The money is out of your traditional IRA, but there’s no gross income on your tax return.

Check with your financial advisor for additional details.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is another way to donate. Once you have provided for loved ones in your will, you may want to include a gift of money, stock or property to Sun Cities Area Historical Society. Your gift will be a lasting tribute to our mission, while guaranteeing the organization’s long-term future. For further information on how to include Sun Cities Area Historical Society in your charitable giving plans, please contact your family accountant.