Other Ways to Give


Your support as an Underwriting Sponsor puts your name in front of thousands of people we serve annually (over 50,000 last year across all programs!). Multiple benefits are associated with underwriting sponsorship including name/brand recognition, complimentary admittance, and more. Underwriting provides critical funding for our public and youth education  and outreach through events, tours, and one-of-a-kind opportunities. Underwriting opportunities exist for Heritage Awards, Annual Historic Homes Tour, Mid-century Modern Fall Tour, and the Power of Place series.

For more information about becoming an Underwriting Sponsor, please call us at (801) 533-0858.


Your support as an Event Sponsor puts you and your guests - whether they be family, friends, business colleagues, or clients - squarely in the middle of our two biggest events of the year. Consistently, attendees remark that Heritage Awards (Spring) and the Garden Party (Fall) are the 'reunion for the preservation community,' and 'the party that leaves me inspired.' Event sponsorship provides table seating for you and your guests, name/brand recognition throughout the event, and your support ensures Preservation Utah can fulfill our mission. We look forward to hosting you and your guests as an Event Sponor at Heritage Awards or the Garden Party...or both!

For more information about Event Sponsor opportunites please call us at (801) 533-0858.


To honor and recognize the service of our friend, colleague and former trustee, Michael Mahaffey, Preservation Utah established The Michael Mahaffey Legacy Fund after his untimely passing in November, 2015. This revolving loan fund has put Michael's professional and personal philosophies regarding historic preservation to work across Salt Lake City by supporting high quality rehabilitation of historic homes. To donate, please visit our donation page.

In addition to financial contributions, Preservation Utah gladly accepts in-kind donations in Michael's name for the Preservation at Work Project House, a program Michael helped develop.

Cabinets Carpet
Paint Wood Flooring
Roofing Supplies Landscaping Services and Materials
Building Supplies  

For more information about in-kind donation needs, please call us at (801) 533-0858.


Donating in-kind goods or services is an excellent way to support Preservation Utah. From building materials to decor for events, your generous donations provide valuable resources.


Building and Roofing Materials Event Decor, Flowers, Linens
Landscaping Supplies  Aucition Items for Annual Fundraiser
Carpet, Paint, Cabinets, Windows Computer and Technology Support
Office Supplies, Paper, Pens, Markers  

For more information about in-kind donation needs, please call us at (801) 533-0858.


Download the Preservation Utah Planned Giving Brochure (320 kb PDF)

Envisioning the long-term outlook as an organization mirrors Preservation Utah’s approach to preservation: What are the techniques and materials needed to preserve this building for the next 100 years? What are the uses for this building that will pay for its upkeep and benefit the community in economic and cultural terms? What tours and school programs will increase public knowledge and appreciation for architecture, and cultivate support for preservation?

Your annual gifts and membership dues to Preservation Utah fund our current preservation efforts. By extending your support to include Preservation Utah in your estate planning, you actively participate in the long-term perspective needed to preserve Utah’s historic buildings and neighborhoods for the future by ensuring that Preservation Utah has the resources to fulfill its mission in the future.

A planned gift to Preservation Utah can take many forms. Here are a few of the most common:

A General Bequest: Remember Preservation Utah in your will or trust. The bequest can be a specific amount of cash, securities, a percentage of your estate, a gift of real estate or other tangible property.

Life insurance: Name Preservation Utah as the beneficiary of a new or pre-existing policy.Many donors choose to donate an existing policy to a charity during their lives in order to reap a current tax deduction. Other donors simply name a charity to receive some, or all of a policy once the donor dies.

IRA, Pension and Retirement Funds: Designate Preservation Utah as beneficiary, and this could result in an estate tax deduction. Charities do not pay income taxes on proceeds from retirement funds. Whether it’s 5%, 10% or more, the Preservation Utah will gladly accept any sum from a retirement plan. Many beneficiary designations can now be changed online.

Life-Income Gifts: Provide income to yourself or a designated beneficiary through a life-income gift such as a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust, or charitable lead trust, among others.

Estate planning should be undertaken with the assistance of a legal or financial advisor who can help in determining the optimal planned gift for your personal situation, as well as the tax benefits for you and your family.

If you have included Preservation Utah in your estate, please let us know! We would love to express our gratitude, keep you informed of our achievements and, with your permission, publicly recognize your foresight and generosity.

Historic preservation connects the past, present and future through the fabric of our built environment. Maintaining this continuum has been the focus of Preservation Utah for over four decades, with a resulting legacy of revitalized buildings that grace Utah’s communities with the memories and craftsmanship of the past. If you want to include Preservation Utah in your legacy, please contact Kirk Huffaker, Executive Director, at (801) 533-0858 ext. 105; .


Making a gift of stock is an effective way to give generously to Preservation Utah. To speak with someone about making your gift of stock, please contact Preservation Utah at (801) 533-0858. Download the Preservation Utah Gift Acceptance Policy (322 kb PDF)  


Preservation Utah is a registered participant in Amazon Smile, a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization. When you shop at AmazonSmile.com you'll find the same low prices, selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Preservation Utah. See this link to make us smile through your support!


Interested in giving your time to Preservation Utah? Connecting with the people who love historic places can be extremely rewarding. If you're interested, visit our Volunteer page on the website and complete the form to tell us more about you and we'll get you matched with an opportunity to contribute.