Supporting The Dude Ranchers’ Association Educational Trust and Western Museum.


  • The Dude Ranchers Educational Trust is a not for profit organization and is described as a 501 (c) (3). All donations are tax deductible.


  • The purpose of the Dude Ranchers’ Educational Trust is to protect and preserve the history of Dude Ranching by maintaining a museum and archives for educating the public on the historical nature of the Dude Ranching industry.


  • Additionally, the Educational Trust helps to educate persons wishing to pursue employment or careers in the Dude Ranch industry.¬† There are currently seven levels of giving they are as follows;


Type of Share
Per Year for five years
Leadership $50,000 $10,000
Cornerstone $25,000 $5,000
Foundation $20,000 $4,000
Challenge $15,000 $3,000
Progress $5,000 $1,000
Builder $1,000 $200
Loyalty $500-999 Gift Divisible by five


  • Bequests – A gift by will or living trust.


  • Gift Annuity – A contract between you and the Center, initiated by your irrevocable gift of at least $5,000.


  • Charitable Remainder Trusts – Individually created and managed trusts; one type provides a guaranteed fixed income, while another provides a fluctuating annual payment based on a percentage of the trust’s principal.


  • Life Insurance – Gifts through life insurance are a practical way to give a substantial gift at a moderate cost.



If you have questions concerning any of the above please contact Colleen Hodson at 866-399-2339.


Thank you in advance for your consideration.

The Educational Trust Board of Directors