Annual Fund Donors Come Out in Droves to Show Their Support!
A very heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to all our Annual Fund donors who participated in our Spring Annual Fund Challenge. You not only heard the call, but answered in full force. The future of the AIA’s programming is truly in the hands of our unrestricted funds. The response to the Challenge shows that Annual Fund donors really understand the important role they play. If you did not participate, there is still time to make a difference before our fiscal year ends on June 30. Click the button below to make your tax-deductible gift today!
Why should you give to the Annual Fund? Because….
A tax-deductible gift to the Annual Fund means you directly help:
And now giving to the Annual Fund is even easier through our automatic giving program! Not only will you help cut down our administrative costs for sending out mailings, you will have the added convenience of knowing you have helped to continue all the programs you support at the AIA, just with the click of a button!
As you may know, only a small percentage of our Membership fees covering our operating funds, so your support is crucial. If you have not yet supported the Annual Fund, start this month! And if you already have, please consider an additional gift to help us get through these difficult economic times and continue making progress.
If you are looking for a different way to support the AIA Annual Fund, consider rolling over a contribution from your IRA, making a gift of stock, or listing the AIA as a beneficiary on your retirement fund.
To contribute to the Annual Fund, please send your check, payable to The Archaeological Institute of America and designated for the Annual Fund, to Archaeological Institute of America, 656 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215-2006 or call 877-524-6300 (toll free) or 617-353-8703, fax 617-353-6550, or email Megan Bernard. Credit card gifts are accepted by telephone and online.
Gifts of Stock
A gift of appreciated stock avoids the capital gains tax on any growth in the value of the stock since you bought it. You must have owned the stock for at least a year to qualify for this significant tax advantage. Gifts of appreciated stock are deductible in one year up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. Any excess can generally be carried forward and deducted over as many as five subsequent years.
Example: If you purchased some stock many years ago for $2,000 and it is now worth $20,000, an outright gift of the stock to the AIA would result in a charitable deduction of $20,000. In addition, there is no capital gains tax on the $18,000 of appreciation.
If you wish to contribute appreciated stock, please notify the AIA Development Office at 877-524-6300 (toll free) or 617-353-8709, as stock may occasionally be transferred without the name of the donor.
If you will be making the transfer electronically, complete the documentation provided by your broker with a letter authorizing your gift to the Archaeological Institute of America. Provide your broker with the following information:
Transfer agent: TD Ameritrade
A/C name: Archaeological Institute of America
A/C # 756351672
Institute Tax ID #: 13-5669180
For additional information, contact the Director of Development at the numbers above.
Employer Matching Gift Program
Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees, doubling your impact on the AIA. Please check with your Human Resources Department to find out if your employer will match your gift. The Development Department will be happy to provide you or your employer with any necessary documentation to facilitate your matching gift.
Leadership donors ($1,000 and above) set an important example for others to follow.
AIA Fund Leadership Gift Levels
|President's Council||$50,000 and above|
|Inner Circle||$10,000 and above|
Gifts may also be sent to the AIA Headquarters directly:
Archaeological Institute of America
Located at Boston University
c/o Megan Bernard
656 Beacon Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02215-2006
Read the Program's 2013 Annual Report to learn about its many activities this past year.
Congratulations to the AIA-Milwaukee Society—the winner of the 2012-2013 Best AIA Local Society Program online contest!
An update on the artifact conservation from the Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck