Help Us Celebrate AIA's Birthday!

In a few short months, we will mark the 135th anniversary of AIA. Over the decades, donations from people of both great wealth and modest means have funded research fellowships, publications, site preservation, field work, scholarships, lectures and other educational programs. In honor of the AIA’s birthday, a special giving society is being established to ensure that we’re able to continue our important work for the next 135 years—and beyond! Donors who contribute $1879 will be recognized as Founders and will be invited to share in special anniversary festivities. Give now by calling 617.353.8709 or by clicking the red button below.

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Annual Fund

Why should you give to the Annual Fund?  Because….

A tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund means you directly help:

  • Publish the latest archaeological research
  • Preserve threatened archaeological sites for the future
  • Fund scholarships to educate the next generation of archaeologists
  • Teach children to appreciate other cultures through the study of the world's archaeological heritage

And now giving to the Annual Fund is even easier through our automatic giving program!  Not only will you help cut down our administrative costs for sending out mailings, you will have the added convenience of knowing you have helped to continue all the programs you support at the AIA, just with the click of a button!

As you may know, only a small percentage of our Membership fees covering our operating funds, so your support is crucial. If you have not yet supported the Annual Fund, start this month! And if you already have, please consider an additional gift to help us get through these difficult economic times and continue making progress.

If you are looking for a different way to support the AIA Annual Fund, consider rolling over a contribution from your IRA, making a gift of stock, or listing the AIA as a beneficiary on your retirement fund. 

To contribute to the Annual Fund, please send your check, payable to The Archaeological Institute of America and designated for the Annual Fund, to Archaeological Institute of America, 656 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215-2006 or call 877-524-6300 (toll free) or 617-353-8709, fax 617-353-6550, or email Jennifer Klahn. Credit card gifts are accepted by telephone and online.

Gifts of Stock

A gift of appreciated stock avoids the capital gains tax on any growth in the value of the stock since you bought it. You must have owned the stock for at least a year to qualify for this significant tax advantage. Gifts of appreciated stock are deductible in one year up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. Any excess can generally be carried forward and deducted over as many as five subsequent years.

Example: If you purchased some stock many years ago for $2,000 and it is now worth $20,000, an outright gift of the stock to the AIA would result in a charitable deduction of $20,000. In addition, there is no capital gains tax on the $18,000 of appreciation.

If you wish to contribute appreciated stock, please notify the AIA Development Office at 877-524-6300 (toll free) or 617-353-8709, as stock may occasionally be transferred without the name of the donor.

If you will be making the transfer electronically, complete the documentation provided by your broker with a letter authorizing your gift to the Archaeological Institute of America. Provide your broker with the following information:

Transfer agent: TD Ameritrade
DTC# 0188
A/C name: Archaeological Institute of America
A/C # 756351672

Institute Tax ID #: 13-5669180

For additional information, contact the Director of Development at the numbers above.

Employer Matching Gift Program

Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees, doubling your impact on the AIA. Please check with your Human Resources Department to find out if your employer will match your gift. The Development Department will be happy to provide you or your employer with any necessary documentation to facilitate your matching gift.

Leadership Gifts

Leadership donors ($1,000 and above) set an important example for others to follow.

AIA Fund Leadership Gift Levels

President's Council $50,000 and above
Inner Circle $10,000 and above
Benefactor $5,000–$9,999
Patron $2,500–$4,999
Founder $1,879
Friend $1,000–$2,499

Gifts may also be sent to the AIA  Headquarters directly:

Archaeological Institute of America
Located at Boston University
c/o Jennifer Klahn
656 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215-2006


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