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Thank you for supporting

the conservation and preservation of Mission San Xavier.
Please choose where you would like your gift to be directed today.

I want to donate to the Annual Fund

Gifts to Patronato’s Annual Fund are 100% tax deductible and provide essential general operating support*:

Your gift of any amount will help protect Mission San Xavier, one of the most culturally significant at-risk sites in the world by: Providing the public, special groups and students up to 2,000 complimentary Docent-led Tours annually. Arizona students and teachers benefit from (Read More »)

Docent-led Curriculum based School Tours such as:

  • 3rd Grade – Arizona Studies: Prehistoric to Present Day
  • 4th Grade – Regions and Cultures of the Americas: Precontact America to European Settlements
  • 5th Grade – United States Studies: American Revolution and Industrialism

Ensuring Patronato’s Interior Art Conservators are able to conduct regularly scheduled conservation maintenance on the Mission’s fragile and immersive 18th century mural paintings, wooden sculptures and works on canvas.

Supporting Patronato’s Conservation Apprentice Program prioritizing students from the Wa:k O’odham / Tohono O’odham Community. Apprentices partner with Patronato’s Conservation Teams receiving up to 3 years in hands-on training in the fields of Interior Art Conservation, Wood Conservation and traditional Adobe Restoration.

*Do you live locally or spend the season here? If so, you can also support the Annual Fund with a 100% tax deductible gift as a Friend of Patronato and access local experiences to enjoy while in Tucson.

I’d like my Annual Fund support to include access to local experiences to enjoy while in Tucson

Join or Renew as a Friend of Patronato

Friends of Patronato donations are 100% tax deductible and support our Annual Fund while offering access to special local experiences. Gift levels begin at $100 per Family, $75 per Couple and $50 per Individual and your status as a Friend of Patronato is active 12 months from the date of your gift.

Friends of Patronato are our Friends in Philanthropy

KEY CHANGES beginning in Patronato’s new fiscal year on July 1, 2021:

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I want to support the Capital Campaign’s current Priority Project

Conservation & Preservation Fund

Patronato’s Conservation Management Plan, our first comprehensive roadmap for conservation, outlines projects to be undertaken over the next decade by priority. The current Priority Project is raising the final $1 Million needed to ensure the completion of the East Tower. The fund established to receive gifts for the completion of the campaign has been named the Patricia O’Rielly Pettis Memorial Fund, honoring the memory of former Board member and ardent supporter of Patronato and the Mission, Pat Pettis. (Read More»)

The conservation and preservation of the East Tower contributes to the structural integrity of the Mission and further enhances its beauty. In the centuries since the Mission was built, cracking in the East Tower’s exterior has allowed water to migrate behind the concrete and wick into the interior adobe brick. This moisture threatens the basic fabric of the church and endangers the priceless art treasures inside.

Over the years the Conservation & Preservation Fund has accomplished much, and there’s more to do!

  • Raise the final $1Million needed to conserve and preserve the exterior of the East Tower
  • Research and plan for full conservation of the Façade
  • Conserve and preserve the old Convento wing.
  • Conserve and preserve the mortuary chapel
  • Repair and replaster the Mission walls.
  • Rehabilitation of the 20th century Administrative wing
  • Redesign and re-purpose the Museum.

I want to ensure the future of Mission San Xavier

Endowment Fund

Conservation Maintenance will be ongoing, always. Even when all the major preservation projects are complete, Patronato’s Conservation Management Plan calls for ongoing conservation maintenance.

Your gift to this permanently restricted fund ensures that our Mission is properly cared for, forever.

I’d like to give in memory or honor of someone special

Make a Tribute Gift

Patronato offers Tribute Gifts to help commemorate and remember the most important people and moments in your life. Whether you are making a gift in celebration of a birthday, marriage, retirement or in memory of a loved one consider this special way of connecting with Patronato and our conservation of Mission San Xavier. An acknowledgment of your gift will be sent to the recipient of your choice without reference to the size of the donation.

Tribute gifts can be made to the Fund of your choice:

Donate by Mail

If you’d prefer to donate by check, please send it to:
Patronato San Xavier
PO Box 522
Tucson, AZ 85702

Donation of Securities

Instructions to make a donation of securities can be provided by contacting Kimberly Ely, Development Director, at 520.447.8940 or