Ways to Give

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

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Donor 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.  

ARI recognizes that these peoples are not of the past, but are vibrant living nations. ARI recognizes that Native Americans are a diverse, resilient people with a deep enduring history worth knowing.  In that light ARI extends our respect to all Native peoples both past and present.  

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