The AIA is able to excavate, educate and advocate thanks to the help of our dedicated friends and supporters. Every gift plays an important part in making our events, educational activities, and grant and fellowship programs possible.

Over the years, AIA donors, society members, grant recipients and students have expressed their appreciation and fondness to the AIA . We invite you to read how the AIA has directly impacted the lives of archaeologists, students and local friends.

“The AIA is unique for its service to the world’s cultural heritage, the professionals who seek to recover, interpret, and preserve it, and the public who has an undying fascination with the past.”

-Elise Friedland, George Washington University, Former President of the AIA Washington, DC Society

“…in Texas, in the past decade there have been numerous state budget cuts to education with humanities being hit the hardest. Without the support of the AIA our Classical Archaeology outreach day would not have been successful. It allowed us to combine the strengths of high-schools and universities under a common cause. It allowed us the opportunity to enrich the students learning and to foster AIA’s connections with the community at large.”

-Hannah Friedman, Assistant Professor, Classics, Texas Tech University, President of the AIA Lubbock, TX Society

"The cost of conference attendance, despite dedicated funding from my home institution, adds up quickly and can present a real financial hardship. The AIA's support helps to close the gap between overall costs and institutional funding, and makes it much easier for me to participate in the scholarly community of the AIA."

-Lara Fabian, Graduate Student, University of PennsylvaniaArt and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, AIA Graduate Student Travel Grant Recipient 2014

"I'm fortunate to live in an area where the past is still very much present, both as archeological remains and in the person of today's descendents.  AIA offers local members the opportunity to place our past in a worldwide context and better appreciate what makes New Mexico unique."

-Paula Lozar, AIA Santa Fe Society Member

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