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The Archaeological Research Institute relies on your generous donations

Explore Annual ARI Donorships or Donate Directly to Our Funds

The ARI funds support all aspects of our mission, goals and objectives. Your generous support helps us to build awareness around our mission while engaging the community in local archaeological experiences and cultivating knowledge of ancient cultures and the descendants that live here today.
 

* All donations are 100% tax deductible
* All members receive recognition in the annual report

Interested in becoming a committed donor to ARI? We are committed to cultivating an inclusive and engaging donor community at ARI with outings, recognition, events, and more!

Email nichelle@exploreARI.org to hear the details about our donor levels, benefits, VIP experiences and more.

ARI Funds

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General ARI Fund

Support ARI general operations and research expenses. Your generous donation is used to pay for supplies, tools, equipment, utilities, employee salaries & benefits, scientific materials, program development, continued education, consulting, development of AR & VR experiences, curation and storage of our precious artifacts.
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Preservation Fund

Contribute toward the purchase and preservation of at risk or relevant regional archaeological sites to preserve the history of the Native American people who lived in the Greater Cincinnati area before us.
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Research Fund

Your generous donation is used to support anthropological research questions throughout the year. It pays for our research equipment, research team salaries & benefits, scientific materials, latest technologies, artifact dating, continued education and training, consulting, lab equipment,  and more. 
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Educational Fund

Our Educational fund supports internship training, homeschool and educator lesson plans, continued learning for our employees and researchers. This fund pays for educational programming, workshops, development of educational materials, lectures, posters, and more. 
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Scholarship Fund

Academic Scholarships and Internships are a vital part of educating future archaeologists and researchers. Help us offer paid internships, scholarships and other education experiences to a variety of students with priority given to Native American students who are studying Anthropology and Archaeology.
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Building Fund

Your generous donation is used will contribute toward our goal of $700,000 for the the development of our teaching lab, curation facility, and learning center that will include an AR/VR experience area. Click here to see a rendering of our remodeled facility.
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Virtual/Augmented Reality Experience Fund

Help us create a full immersive Virtual/Augmented reality experience for ARI visitors.
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General ARI Fund

Support ARI general operations and research expenses. Your generous donation is used to pay for supplies, tools, equipment, utilities, employee salaries & benefits, scientific materials, program development, continued education, consulting, development of AR & VR experiences, curation and storage of our precious artifacts.
IMG_5729

Preservation Fund:

Contribute toward the purchase and preservation of at risk or relevant regional archaeological sites to preserve the history of the Native American people who lived in the Greater Cincinnati area before us.
old books on wooden shelf

Research Fund

Your generous donation is used to support anthropological research questions throughout the year. It pays for our research equipment, research team salaries & benefits, scientific materials, latest technologies, artifact dating, continued education and training, consulting, lab equipment,  and more. 
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Scholarship Fund:

Academic Scholarships and Internships are a vital part of educating future archaeologists and researchers. Help us offer paid internships, scholarships and other education experiences to a variety of students with priority given to Native American students who are studying Anthropology and Archaeology.
Young archaeologist compare pottery color with color chart scheme in laboratory.

Educational Fund

Our Educational fund supports internship training, homeschool and educator lesson plans, continued learning for our employees and researchers. This fund pays for educational programming, workshops, development of educational materials, lectures, posters, and more. 
991D0F34-7CDC-49DD-8562-7D79D5C41FE4

Building Fund

Your generous donation is used will contribute toward our goal of $700,000 for the the development of our teaching lab, curation facility, and learning center that will include an AR/VR experience area. Click here to see a rendering of our remodeled facility.
GuardNightVillage

Virtual/Augmented Reality Experience Fund

Help us create a full immersive Virtual/Augmented reality experience for ARI visitors.

Donorship Levels

$10,000 +
Annually

Become a Preserver!

  • Preserver Welcome Gift
  • Sponsor sign or equipment
  • Invitation to Annual Donor Summit
  • Recognition at ARI Gala
  • Exclusive VIP Experiences
  • Private Excavation Events
  • Private Tour Experiences
  • Invitation to Special Executive Director Thank You Dinner
  • Invitation to VIP Dinner with Lecturers
  • Unlimited Lecture Access
  • Semi-Annual Printed Newsletter
  • 15% off certifications
  • Discounted Adventurers
  • Recognition in Annual Report
Start Preserving!
$5,000 +
Annually

Become an Interrupter!

  • Interrupter Welcome Gift
  • Invitation to Annual Donor Summit
  • Recognition at ARI Gala
  • Exclusive VIP Experiences
  • Private Excavation Events
  • Private Tour Experiences
  • Invitation to Special Executive Director Thank You Dinner
  • Unlimited Lecture Access
  • Semi-Annual Printed Newsletter
  • 15 % off certifications
  • Discounted Adventurers
  • Recognition in Annual Report
Start Interpreting!
$1,000 +
Annually

Become an Excavator!

  • ARI Excavator Gift
  • Invitation to Annual Donor Summit
  • Recognition at ARI Gala
  • Invitation to Special Executive Director Thank You Dinner
  • Invitation to VIP Dinner with Lecturers
  • Unlimited Lecture Access
  • Semi-Annual Printed Newsletter
  • 15% off Certifications
  • 10% off events
  • Choice of Membership
  • Recognition in Annual Report
Start Excavating!
$500 +
Annually

Become a Surveyor!

  • ARI Surveyor Gift
  • Invitation to Annual Donor Summit
  • Recognition at ARI Gala
  • Invitation to VIP Dinner with Lecturers
  • Semi-Annual Printed Newsletter
  • 15% Off Certifications
  • 10% Off in Base Camp Gift Shop
  • 10% off events
  • Individual Membership
  • Recognition in Annual Report
Start Surveying!
$250 +
Annually

Become a Researcher!

  • ARI Researcher Gift
  • Invitation to Annual Donor Summit
  • Recognition at ARI Gala
  • Invitation to VIP Dinner with Lecturers
  • Early Sign-up Lecture Access
  • 10% off events
  • Monthly Subscription to e-newsletter
  • Recognition in Annual Report
Start Researching!

Legacy Giver

Leave Your Legacy

  • Have You Defined Your Personal Legacy? Your Personal Legacy is more than simply a statement of how you wish to be remembered after you pass on. It means putting a stamp on the future, and making a contribution to future generations.
  • Commemorative Plaque
  • Recognition at Annual ARI Gala
  • Recognition in Annual Report
Define Your Legacy