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The Muckenthaler is as diverse as our patrons, and now you can decide what you want your generous donation to support!

Are you a fan of childhood art education? Donations to our #eduMUCKation fund, support the purchase of supplies and the staffing of world class artists in all our local outreach programs. Your donation directly helps children at Children’s Hospital Orange County, the Women’s Transitional Living Center, and Project Hope, to name a few.

Are you a fan of our award winning galleries? Support the Gallery Fund to help purchase supplies for the behind the scenes work our talented Chief Curator does for each show. Donations are used to build and design exiting new ways to enhance each show, and present our works to an engaged audience.

Are you a friend or a relative of someone who recently passed away, who’s love of the arts you want to continue on? The Memorial Fund offers a way to remember loved ones, at the end of each year, their names are added to our online memorial page, to honor their passion, both in life and after, to the arts.

Join the Legacy Club
by agreeing to estate plans of 10% or $10K minimum in your estate for the Muckenthaler.
For information on the Muckenthaler's Legacy Club, please contact CEO Zoot Velasco at 

Are you someone who can’t make up their mind about what is their favorite part of the Muck? Never fear, the General Fund helps our annual budget and your donation will help supplement a bit of everything we do.

A full listing of our donation funds can be found HERE.

In-Kind Donations

Money isn’t the only way you can help the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, donations of supplies or equipment go a long way to help us produce high quality #eduMUCKation.

Upon request, donations of items with values over $20 will receive a receipt and are eligible for tax-exempt status.

Urgently Needed!

Shimpo Aspire Tabletop potter’s wheel

The lightweight, compact design makes it easily portable; and yet its 20-lb centering capacity makes it a permanent addition to any studio or classroom.

Many of our programs serve children in group homes across North Orange County, however when we bring ceramic classes to these groups, we can not teach wheel throwing. A lightweight, tabletop wheel would change this. This would help expand our art programs to many of our off site classes.  Students can experience a full spectrum of ceramics and other mix media projects. We need at least two to make it work in a classroom environment.