Annual Fundraisers

Join us in supporting ARI as an event sponsor and become a part of our mission. At ARI, we are passionately committed to raising public awareness about the significance of safeguarding archaeological sites and cultural heritage. Each year, we organize a series of engaging events that provide both enjoyable and educational experiences. From captivating Speakeasy gatherings to exhilarating 5K Adventure runs, our diverse range of activities ensures there’s something for everyone.

Our primary objective is to host events that not only captivate new attendees but also grow in scale each year. Through these events, we aim to generate substantial funds that will enable us to further our mission. With a wide appeal, our events attract participants from various states, with a significant number hailing from the local regions of SE Indiana and the Cincinnati metropolitan area.

By sponsoring our events, you have the opportunity to proudly showcase your support and appreciation for cultural resources and the preservation of archaeological sites.


Annual Events

ARI Speakeasy

Experience the allure of the ARI Speakeasy, a sophisticated event that embodies the Roaring Twenties. Located in a secret Dearborn County venue, this exclusive establishment captivates with its vintage décor, dim lighting, and air of secrecy. Let our dedicated staff guide you through a remarkable evening, immersing you in a forgotten era of glamour and indulgence.

Indulge in our expertly crafted classic cocktails like the Papa Mike and Con Mom, transporting you back to the spirit of the Roaring Twenties. Complementing these libations are tantalizing hors d’oeuvres, while jazz music sets the mood. Dance the night away or relax in your seat; the ARI Speakeasy guarantees an unforgettable experience.

The exclusivity of this hidden gem enhances its enchantment. Whether you just want to support our mission, seek a unique night out, or simply long for a taste of the past, the ARI Speakeasy invites you to enter a world of whispered secrets, flowing cocktails, and timeless jazz.

Join us for an extraordinary evening as we journey into the heart of the prohibition era. Welcome to the ARI Speakeasy, where time stands still and memories are made.

Coming in February 2024! Get ready! 

ARI Adventure Run

Welcome to the inaugural ARI Adventure Run! Get ready to ignite your love for archaeology as you embark on a thrilling run for a meaningful cause. Our meticulously designed adventure run guarantees an inclusive experience for all participants. Whether you’re an avid runner aiming to set a personal record or someone who prefers a leisurely stroll, we’ve tailored the event to cater to your preferences. But that’s not all – we’ve also set up educational booths for spectators who want to immerse themselves in the excitement of the occasion. Come and join us for an unforgettable event that combines fitness, education, and support for archaeology.

October 7th

More info coming soon! 

Speakeasy Sponsorship Opportunities 

Preserve $5000

 At the Preserve Level, you will secure an entire event table for 10 guests. Enjoy an evening of exquisite dining, live entertainment, and the company of distinguished archaeologists and philanthropists. As a Preserve Level sponsor, your generosity will be acknowledged prominently throughout the event, including logo placement on event materials and dedicated recognition during the program.

Research $2500

As a Research Level sponsor, you will receive an event table for 6 guests. Immerse yourself in the elegant ambiance of the Speakeasy while networking with prominent researchers, archaeologists, and industry professionals. Your contribution will be acknowledged through logo placement on event materials and recognition during the program.

Educate $1000

The Educate Level sponsorship offers a fantastic opportunity to support the Archaeological Research Institute’s mission. As an Educate Level sponsor, you will receive recognition during the event and on event materials. While you won’t have a dedicated event table, you will have access to the speakeasy’s vibrant atmosphere, allowing you to connect with attendees and gain valuable insights into the world of archaeology.

Explore $500

The Explore Level sponsorship provides an affordable option for individuals and businesses eager to contribute to the Archaeological Research Institute’s fundraiser event. Although you won’t have a designated event table, you will still receive recognition during the event and on event materials, ensuring your commitment to archaeological research is acknowledged.

To participate as an event sponsor and collaborate with us, kindly specify your preferred level of commitment. Please print and fill out the form provided below. Afterward, mail the completed form along with your payment to the following address:

Archaeological Research Institute |  424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Alternatively, you can conveniently complete the Sponsorship application and submit your payment electronically by clicking HERE