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Why Give to the Archaeological Research Institute?

The generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations makes our work possible. With your financial support, the institute promotes public archaeology, site preservation and cultural awareness through tours, exhibits, programs, publications, and preservation efforts. 

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Become a donor of the Archaeological Research Institute to ensure the archaeological record exists for future generations. Donors support our all aspects of our advocacy efforts to protect archaeological sites, educate the public through hands-on experiences, and train the next generation of archaeologists through certifications, internships, research projects, and certified field school.

Designated Funds

Support ARI through direct donations and pick the area is that of most interest to you! We have several projects, funds, and campaigns that need your support!  


Support public archaeology, community programing and hands-on experiences all while enjoying our quarterly newsletter, special offers, and more. 


Regional, national, and international companies bring the institute’s most important projects to life. 

Legacy Gifts

Your planned gift will ensure that ARI can advocate for public archaeology and site preservation for generations to come. 


Endowment funds provide a reliable source of annual income for our research institution, supporting public education, programming, site acquisitions, operations, and research.

Tribute Gifts 

Make a gift to the Annual Fund in honor or in memory of someone by completing the donation form and selecting “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone” section.

Other ways to give

Help Us Grow

Help us imagine, plan, and build our future! Support our ambitious $1M campaign. Your generous donation will contribute toward our goal of developing our teaching lab, curation facility, and community learning center that will include AR/VR experience areas.

Donate by Mail

Resource Development Office 
424 Walnut Street  
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Donate by Phone


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Kroger COmmunity Rewards

ARI is now a member of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. We are so grateful to Kroger for their generosity!

If you could, please sign into your Kroger Account at scroll down and click on the "Community Rewards" tab on the left. You can then enter our unique code which is BA503. You can also encourage your friends and family to support us through this program. Thank you for taking the time to support the mission in this way, and for all the ways you support us every day!

Amazon Wishlist

Click to access the ARI Amazon Smile Wish List!

Membership Levels


  • Community of like-minded, mission focused individuals 
  • Community Impact  
  • Cultural Preservation  
  • Engaging events & experiences 
  • Recognition Opportunities  
  • Tour Discounts 


The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) recognizes that the land we study and steward is the homeland of many peoples. We acknowledge the myaamia (Miami), Shawanwa (Shawnee), Peewaalia (Peoria), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) and the multitude of nations who call this their homelands.   ARI recognizes the violence inflicted upon the indigenous Nations of the Ohio Valley, including their forced removal following treaties such as Fort Finney and Greenville. ARI condemns the intentional destruction of their languages and cultures. ARI condemns the continuous discrimination against the living Native peoples throughout the United States.