How to Help: Ensure Our Success

You can ensure our long-term success

Achieving long-term financial security and organizational viability will enable Archaeology Southwest to continue to explore and protect the places of our past to the benefit of generations to come. Here’s how you can help through your generous donations.

First, we invite you to join Archaeology Southwest’s Heritage Circle, a truly special group of donors who have made a commitment to support our work with an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more each year for three years. Heritage Circle donors help to provide Archaeology Southwest with reliable operating support.

Archaeology Southwest is also incredibly fortunate to have the generous support of its Legacy Circle, those donors who have made a decision to support us beyond their own lifetimes through a planned gift such as a bequest or a life income gift.

For more information on these special opportunities, please contact Linda Pierce at (520) 882-6946, ext. 23 or by email.

There are several endowments and restricted funds at Archaeology Southwest. Please select from this list to learn more about each program:

General Endowment Fund
Established in October 2005, earnings from this true endowment fund support archaeological research, preservation, and public outreach activities at Archaeology Southwest.
Preservation Fellowship
Established in 2001, this fund provides support to promising doctoral candidates who pursue preservation archaeology research projects at Archaeology Southwest.
The June H. Doelle Fund
Established by William H. Doelle in memory of his mother, this fund supports the publication of Archaeology Southwest Magazine and other public outreach programs.
The David A. Gregory Research Fund
This fund honors the memory and professional legacy of archaeologist David A. Gregory.
Fund for Community-based Archaeology
Established in 1997, this fund supports Archaeology Southwest’s research, preservation, and public outreach activities throughout the Greater Southwest.
Research Fund
This fund supports archaeological research at Archaeology Southwest. Preservation archaeology research methods include large-scale surveys, limited excavations, detailed site and regional mapping, and the further study of existing collections.
Paleo Research Fund
Donations to the Paleo Fund are used to support research specifically focused on the Paleoindian period in the Southwest.
Publication Fund
Donations to this fund support the ongoing publication of Archaeology Southwest’s quarterly Archaeology Southwest Magazine, as well as other publications. Proceeds from sales are reinvested in this fund to support new publications.
Site Protection Fund
Donations to this fund help us to establish the continued preservation of important archaeological sites throughout the Southwest.



Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to honor or memorialize someone special while supporting the good work of Archaeology Southwest. Your tribute gift can be of any size. The names of all honorees are listed in a special section of our Annual Report, and we can send a special notification letter to the honoree or another family member, as you wish. Visit our donation page to make your tribute gift.

In addition, you may establish a named endowment at Archaeology Southwest—a singularly effective way to leave your legacy by supporting the aspects of preservation archaeology that mean the most to you. Likewise, a fund may be established in the name of a friend or family member you wish to memorialize. Please contact Linda Pierce at (520) 882-6946, ext. 23 or by email to discuss endowment naming opportunities.