Establish a Legacy of Innovation in Public Archaeology
Your gift will ensure that ARI continues to organize trailblazing experiences, plan dynamic outreach and educational programs for the community, and advocate for indigenous communities well into the future.
If you are interested in remembering ARI in your estate plans, we are eager to work with you to realize your intentions and recognize you as a member of the Archaeological Research Institute’s Legacy Society.
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Types of Planned Gifts:
You can designate the institute as a beneficiary through a life insurance policy or retirement plan. If you are at least 70 ½ years of age, you can transfer up to $100,000 from your IRA account to the institute. If the transfer is made directly to the institute, the withdrawal is not taxable as income.
Name ARI as a beneficiary through a will or an amendment to a will. A bequest to the institute may take the form of a specific dollar amount, a property asset, or a percentage of your estate. Please view the Suggested Bequest or Trust Language document for more information.
A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) allows donors to transfer assets (stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, or cash donations) in exchange for guaranteed income for life. Donating through a gift annuity allows you to:
- Receive an immediate tax deduction for part of your gift.
- Realize additional tax savings, because a portion of each of your guaranteed payments is considered a nontaxable return on your investment.
By accompanying your planned gift with a contribution today, blended gifts can provide near-term and future benefits for the institute, while also helping to ensure long-term financial security for you and your loved ones.
The institute can be the recipient of other types of gifts, such as real estate, land donations, or gifts of stock or securities. If you designate the institute to receive real estate, please state in your will that the property is to be sold through your estate and the institute is to receive the proceeds from its sale, unless it is intended to be a preserved archaeological site. Please contact us to discuss gifts of stock or securities.
Honoring Life with a Meaningful Gift
By making a donation to The Archaeological Research Institute in honor or memory of your loved one, you not only create a lasting tribute but also contribute to the crucial funding needed for the preservation of archaeological sites. These funds enable us to educate the public through immersive, hands-on experiences.
No matter the size of your contribution, The Archaeological Research Institute warmly welcomes it. In recognition of your generous gift, we will send an acknowledgement letter to the recipient while ensuring that the donation amount remains confidential.
Make a Lasting Impact on Public Archaeology
At ARI, we understand that nurturing and expanding our mission requires financial tools that go beyond day-to-day operations. That’s why we rely on three key financial pillars: the annual budget, capital campaigns, and endowment funds. While the budget takes care of immediate needs and capital campaigns allow us to undertake transformative projects, the endowment fund is what allows us to dream bigger and achieve extraordinary milestones.
Your generous gift, whether you choose to contribute to an existing fund or establish a new one, will have a profound impact on our ability to expand our mission and influence in the world. A contribution of $100,000 or more enables you to establish a new endowment fund, giving you the opportunity to designate a specific purpose, program, or initiative as its beneficiary, or simply support the overall work of the Archaeological Research Institute.
By supporting our endowment fund, you create a reliable and sustainable source of income that will help us weather challenges, seize opportunities, and innovate in our field. Your contribution ensures that future generations will benefit from our research, exhibitions, educational outreach, and all the essential work we do.
Join us in shaping the future of public archaeology. Together, we can make a lasting impact that extends far beyond the ordinary. Your support through our endowment fund will leave a legacy of knowledge, discovery, and cultural preservation for generations to come.
Matching Gifts & Workplace Giving
Offering Businesses the opportunity to make reg
Matching options further enhance the impact of workplace giving. Many businesses have a Matching Gift program in place, where they pledge to match the donations made by their employees, effectively doubling or even tripling the impact of each contribution. This encourages employees to give generously, knowing that their donations will be amplified by their employer’s matching commitment.
Overall, Workplace Giving and Matching options provide businesses with a practical and impactful way to contribute to ARI’s mission. By partnering with ARI, companies demonstrate their commitment to corporate citizenship while making a tangible difference in the preservation of our rich archaeological heritage for future generations.
Ways to Give
Help us Grow
Imagine a future where history comes to life, where ancient civilizations are not merely pages in textbooks, but immersive experiences that transport us through time. At ARI, we are on a mission to create that future, and we need your generous support to make it a reality.
We are thrilled to announce our ambitious $5 million campaign to build ARI Basecamp 2.0, a groundbreaking facility, located in Lawrenceburg, IN, that will revolutionize the field of public archaeology in the region. With your contribution, we will construct a state-of-the-art building that will serve as the epicenter of archaeological exploration, research, and community engagement.
Interested in other ways to give? Check out more options below.
Donate by Mail
ATTN: Department of Development
424 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Donate by Phone
Contact Us via Email