Annual Fund

Help us Create a Bright Future for Archaeology!

For over 140 years, the AIA has worked to support archaeological research, fieldwork, preservation, and education. But these days, more than ever, we need your help so that the past is not lost forever. Your support helps to save endangered archaeological sites and artifacts all over the world, fosters scholarly research, nurtures public interest through the AIA Lecture Program and publications, and helps us tell the policy makers in Washington that the world’s cultural heritage is worth saving.

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AIA Annual Fund

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

A tax-deductible gift to the AIA 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 AIA 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 cover our operating funds, so your support is crucial. If you have not yet supported the AIA Annual Fund, start now! 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 AIA Annual Fund, please send your check, payable to The Archaeological Institute of America and designated for the AIA Annual Fund, to Archaeological Institute of America, 44 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108 or call 877-524-6300 (toll free) or 857-305-9357, or email Director of Development Elizabeth Bailey. Credit card gifts are accepted by telephone and online.

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Leadership Gifts

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

AIA Annual Fund Leadership Gift Levels

President’s Council$50,000 and above
President’s Circle$25,000 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
c/o Elizabeth Bailey
44 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
USA

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The AIA is North America's largest and oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to archaeology. The Institute advances awareness, education, fieldwork, preservation, publication, and research of archaeological sites and cultural heritage throughout the world. Your contribution makes a difference.