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Archaeological Institute of America

 656 Beacon Street
 Boston, MA 02215
[P] (617) 353-9361
[F] (617) 353-6550
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EIN 13-5669180

LAST UPDATED: 05/24/2018
Organization DBA AIA
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No


Mission StatementMORE »

The Institute is dedicated to the greater understanding of the record of the human past, to the protection and preservation of the world’s archaeological resources and the information they contain and to the encouragement and support of archaeological research and publication. 

Mission Statement

The Institute is dedicated to the greater understanding of the record of the human past, to the protection and preservation of the world’s archaeological resources and the information they contain and to the encouragement and support of archaeological research and publication. 

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2013 to June 30, 2014
Projected Income $7,249,850.00
Projected Expense $7,239,223.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Annual Meeting
  • Fellowships and Scholarships
  • National Archaeology Day
  • National Lecture Program
  • Site Preservation

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Mission Statement

The Institute is dedicated to the greater understanding of the record of the human past, to the protection and preservation of the world’s archaeological resources and the information they contain and to the encouragement and support of archaeological research and publication. 

Background Statement

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology. The Institute is a nonprofit group founded in 1879 by Charles Eliot Norton and chartered by the United States Congress in 1906. Today, the AIA has nearly 250,000 Members belonging to more than 100 Local Societies in the United States, Canada, and overseas. The organization is unique because it counts among its Members professional archaeologists and Corresponding Members, students, and many others from all walks of life. This diverse group is united by a shared passion for archaeology and its role in furthering human knowledge.

The AIA exists to promote archaeological inquiry and public understanding of the material record of the human past worldwide. The Institute is committed to preserving the world's archaeological resources and cultural heritage for the benefit of people in the present and in the future. Believing that greater understanding of the past enhances our shared sense of humanity and enriches our existence, the AIA seeks to educate people of all ages about the significance of archaeological discovery.




Impact Statement

Accomplishments from the Past Year:

  1. Organized over 300 free public lectures in 108 communities across the United States and Canada. We bring the world’s foremost archaeologists to present their fresh-from-the-field discoveries to a community near you
  2. Helped to save threatened archaeological sites including Hoyo Negro, Mexico: the final resting place of some of the oldest human remains discovered in the Americas; Thinlich Ohinga, Kenya: a 500-year old stone monument in the Luoland; Lod, Israel: the site of Kahn el-Hillu, the focus of an educational program that brings Jewish and Arab children together to learn about history through archaeology and to excavate the site; and, two medieval projects in Ireland, the Blackfriary at Trim in County Meath and the Dominican Priory at Tulsk in County Roscommon
  3. Organized the first-ever National Archaeology Day (now an annual event) with free archaeology events for all ages organized from coast-to-coast
  4. Awarded key scholarships and fellowships to ensure that students and professional archaeologists have funding critical for the study of the past
  5. Archaeology magazine reported stories ranging from a Colonial wreck in the Gulf of Mexico, to ancient Afghanistan, to Australian aboriginal history, to digs in New York, Pittsburgh and Detroit, making sure that the public is well informed on archaeological news around the world

Goals for the Current Year:

  1. To increase membership and inspire AIA members to greater levels of engagement
  2. To promote and invigorate the AIA’s 109 Local Societies and increase community engagement
  3. To increase professional service offerings for our constituency of professional archaeologists
  4. To design and pilot more educational offerings for K-12 and interested adults
  5. To promote best practices in archaeological site preservation to ensure that the archaeologists and conservators working at sites around the globe achieve success

Needs Statement


  1. Funding for scholarships and fellowships, especially as college, university, or national funding is becoming increasingly limited for archaeological research. Help us ensure a bright future for our shared cultural heritage!
  2. We need to increase our audience and membership, bringing in more people who care about the ancient heritage, monuments and artifacts and the lessons they can provide for today and tomorrow.
  3. We need to endow our Site Preservation Program to we can continue the excellent work we have started to create sustainable preservation solutions that engage the local community and save threatened archaeological sites.
  4. We need to provide more funding for AIA publications like the American Journal of Archaeology, the premiere academic journal  for Classical archaeologists.

CEO Statement

After some deficit years, the AIA has achieved a balanced budget for the second consecutive year, an achievement that we are all very proud of.  Our 220,000 subscribing members of the AIA make us the largest archaeological organization in the world!  This year I am excited to announce the establishment of the Cotsen Excavation Fund, the largest single gift in the history of the AIA, which will allow us to award two $25,000 annual grants to archaeologists.  We are also pleased to announce the establishment of the Kress Grant for Research and Publication in Classical Art and Architecture which provides publication funding for professional members.  Finally, I'm happy to say we are preparing to celebrate our second National Archaeology Day after Rep. Michael Capuano of MA recognized it in the Congressional Record last year.  None of this would be possible without the loyal support of our members and donors, and for that I am thankful.  Please help us to continue our efforts to promote the research, interpretation and preservation of our ancient past by giving a gift to the AIA today.

Board Chair Statement

Elizabeth Bartman, Chairman of the Board, "Here at the AIA we embrace a mix of old and new as we look toward our future.  Our print publications, American Journal of Archaeology and ARCHAEOLOGY magazine, remain as strong as ever, but we also are developing plans for an enhanced website and digital publications, including an online journal devoted to best practices in conservation.  We recognize that such media will play an ever more dominant role in education and communication and we want to continue to reach the next generation of archaeologists through all possible avenues.  Two of the AIA's rather recent efforts, our Site Preservation Program and our Troop Lectures, reflect the vision of leaders who sought innovative ways to answer needs in the cultural heritage field. With the generous support of its members, the AIA will continue and expand its laudable traditions of archaeological research, fieldwork, education, and preservation."

Geographic Area Served

Greater Boston Region-All Neighborhoods
Massachusetts-All Regions
The Archaeological Institute of America is headquartered in historic Boston, Massachusetts.  The AIA offers a number of programs that benefit the state of Massachusetts and we have Local Societies in Boston, Worcester, and Western Mass (Springfield).  Our most popular archaeological event in Massachusetts is the Archaeology Fair held in October in collaboration with the Boston Museum of Science.  We also organize a free lecture series throughout the state.  However, the AIA is also recognized internationally.  Not only do we have over 100 Local Societies across North America, we also host many events and benefit from the membership of many AIA members abroad.  We have active programming, tours, and members throughout the world.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts & Culture
  2. Education - Professional Societies & Associations
  3. Public & Societal Benefit - Alliances & Advocacy

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Annual Meeting

Held every January, the AIA’s Annual Meeting is the major meeting for Classical and Mediterranean archaeologists in the world.  The Joint Annual Meeting (AM) is organized by the Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association.  The gathering is attended by professional archaeologists, students, and supporters, and is the occasion to present cutting-edge research, explore breakthrough discoveries, and network professionally, making the Annual Meeting a preeminent event on the archaeological calendar.  This year's Annual Meeting will take place in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center from January 3-6, 2013.  The three day event includes over 200 events and more than 800 speakers.  Nearly 1,000 hopeful presenters have submitted abstracts for inclusion in the academic programs.  In addition to our regular session formats, several new sessions are being introduced in the 2013 program including a Poster Colloquium, Graduate Student "Lightning Session," and dedicated sessions for undergraduate poster and paper presentations.  The Graduate Student Travel Award is available to assist graduate students presenting papers at the Annual Meeting with their travel expenses. 

Budget  $100,935.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Archaeology
Population Served US& International Adults College Aged (18-26 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

The AM has grown tremendously over the past decade not only in attendance, but also in the scope of papers presented, demographic of attendees, and focus on professional development, cultural heritage management, new technologies and other topics of critical importance to the field. Each January more than 3,000 attendees from over 30 countries and nearly every state in the Union attend this Joint Annual Meeting, allowing for the exchange of knowledge and ideas between top professionals in the field, post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students, as well as archaeology enthusiasts, ARCHAEOLOGY magazine subscribers, and AIA local society members. In their entirety, our over 700 attendees represent Colleges & Universities; Government Agencies; Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, and other Scholarly Publications; Cultural Resource Management Companies; Non Profit Organizations; International Institutes; Archaeological Research Centers; Museums & Research Institutes.

Program Long-Term Success  For 114 years, the AIA Annual Meeting has brought together the world's leading archaeologists to present the latest in archaeological discoveries and analyses, and has shaped the discipline and informed our understanding of the human past.  Last year's record breaking attendance of 3,000 included over 600 first-time participants and a 30% increase from international participants. 
Program Success Monitored By  Programming for the AM has been skillfully crafted by the Program for the Annual Meeting Committees of both the Archaeological Institute of America and the American Philological Association.  It is also overseen by the Governing Board and Executive leaders of the AIA. 
Examples of Program Success  Michael Galaty, Chair for the AM 2011 & Professor of Anthropology at Millsaps College, "I have attended the Annual Meeting of the AIA since the mid-1990s, when I was a graduate student.  I joined the Program for the Annual Meeting Committee in 2005 and recently became its Chair.  The Annual Meeting is vital to the archaeological community in various ways, so maintaining the quality of the academic program is absolutely essential.  The Annual Meeting draws together various constituencies - professors and students of archaeology, art history, and epigraphy, professionals, amateurs, and even children - all of whom are bound together by a shared commitment to and passion for the world's wondrous past.  The Annual Meeting presents a unique opportunity to stop, see friends and colleagues, talk about archaeology, share ideas, and network.  In organizing and supporting the Annual Meeting, the AIA does the field a huge service."  

Fellowships and Scholarships

The AIA is pleased to offer fellowships for travel and study to deserving scholars and a number of scholarships and grants for students, publications, and AIA Societies.  Every fellowship that we award has resulted in scholarly publications and presentations. 

The AIA/DAI Exchange Fellowships are sponsored by the AIA and the German Institute of Archaeology.  They support reciprocal study fellowships in the U.S. and Berlin.  The Anna C. and Oliver C. Colburn Fellowship supports study at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.  The Harriet and Leon Pomerance Fellowship supports a project related to Aegean Bronze Age archaeology.  The Helen M. Woodruff Fellowship supports study at the American Academy in Rome.  The Olivia James Traveling Fellowships supports travel and study throughout the geography of the ancient Greek world. We are also pleased to offer the Archaeology of Portugal Fellowship.  One of our newest grants is the Cotsen Excavation Grant which provides two $25,000 grants for excavation research throughout the world.  The Site Preservation Grant supports the conservation of ancient monuments.  The Society Outreach & Education Grant is to encourage Local Societies to host events such as a teachers' workshop, kids' archaeology fair, or a symposium in a local library that promote archaeology and community outreach.  We also offer several publication grants including the Publication Preparation Grant, the AIA Publication Subvention Program, and our newest Samuel H. Kress Grants for Research and Publication in Classical Art and Architecture.  We also offer the Graduate Student Travel Award to help with the cost of travel to the AIA Annual Meeting and the Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship which assists undergraduates in the cost of field school. 
Budget  $143,763.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Archaeology
Population Served US& International Adults College Aged (18-26 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
During FY2012, thirteen archaeologists were provided research and publication fellowships, 72 graduate students were provided scholarships to attend and present their research at the Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting, and seven undergraduate students were provided with scholarships to enable them to participate in their first archaeological field school.
Program Long-Term Success 
Through the AIA's fellowship and scholarship programs, our goal is to provide professional archaeologists and students with the opportunity to conduct research and present and publish their findings. Our scholarship program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in their first field school, often for many, this is the first time they have been out of the country and the lessons learned are enormous.  Many of these students have gone on to pursue graduate work in archaeology.  One such scholarship winner is now an academic trustee of the AIA!
Program Success Monitored By 
The fellowship and scholarship committee, comprised of professional archaeologists and other scholars, monitor the success of the program.  We would very much like to be able to grant more awards as the need is enormous and the committee receives dozens more quality applications from deserving students than can be awarded through current funding.
Examples of Program Success 
The 2011 recipient of the Colburn Fellowship, Yuki Furuya, of the University of Cincinnati researched Cretan jewelry, its iconographical parallels, and symbolism of the Protopalatial and Neopalatial periods of the Minoan civilization. Her data was mapped regionally and diachronically to investigate the development and dissemination of religious and political powers during these periods. Through this fellowship opportunity Yuki researched specific Minoan jewelry owners, as jewelry characteristically provides information specific to its wearer. The effort to place “faces” in Minoan civilization is still new because, traditionally, Minoan scholarship has discussed society on a larger scale.

National Archaeology Day

National Archaeology Day, held on October 20th, is an international celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery. Every October the AIA and archaeological organizations across the United States, Canada, and abroad present archaeological programs and activities for people of all ages and interests. The AIA also provides virtual participation opportunities that allow anyone in the world with access to the Internet to join in the celebration!  Whether it is a family-friendly archaeology fair, a guided tour of a local archaeological site, a simulated dig, a lecture or a classroom visit from an archaeologist, the interactive, hands-on National Archaeology Day programs provide the chance to indulge your inner Indiana Jones!

One of our most successful National Archaeology Day events is the Boston Archaeology Fair held in conjunction with the Boston Museum of Science.  At the fair, participants are able to explore the exciting world of archaeology through a variety of interactive activities and games. This year is the 6th annual AIA-MOS Archaeology Fair, hosted October 19-20 at the Boston Museum of Science.  Come check it out!
Budget  30,000
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Archaeology
Population Served US& International Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Over 115 programs were associated with the first Archaeology Day in 2011.  Fourteen groups officially joined as collaborating organizations.  These ranged from large national organizations like the Society for American Archaeology (SAA), Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA), and the American Anthropological Association (AAA) to small county museums and local libraries.  In all, almost 15,000 people participated in the inaugural event and we're expecting more than double that number this year.  In fact, we already have 100 collaborating organizations this year across 50 states, 9 provinces, and 4 continents to reach an even wider global audience! 
Program Long-Term Success  In less than a year after our first National Archaeology Day, we already have more than five times the number of Collaborating Organizations as in 2011, and this number is steadily increasing with each passing week.  So far we have nearly 200 events thanks to the enthusiasm of fellow archaeological groups and interested institutions.  We are already looking to expand the international nature of this event for 2013 by changing the name to just "Archaeology Day". 
Program Success Monitored By  Program success is monitored by the number of events and participants as well as the diversity of types of events.  These statistics are gathered from local event organizers.  Events last year included lectures, archaeology fairs, interactive activities, site visits, symposia, laboratory open houses, regional conferences, special museum tours/exhibits, information booths, student presentations, excavations and film screenings.  There is an event for everyone all over the world to try! 
Examples of Program Success   Last year, one family drove over five and a half hours to attend a National Archaeology Day event so that their son, a 17-year-old aspiring archaeologist, could participate in the day’s activities.  One participant claimed to have spent eight hours puzzling out a virtual scavenger the AIA created online and another wrote to us asking to hold similar activities everyday.  One 2011 event included Near Eastern archaeologists demonstrating the use of cylinder seals on clay; underwater archaeologists exhibiting the equipment needed to study underwater shipwrecks; historical archaeologists refitting broken pottery; and AIA society members and university students explaining the importance of context and why archaeological sites need to be preserved. The areas of the world and subjects within archaeology that the public is be exposed to through National Archaeology Day events and activities are virtually limitless!

National Lecture Program

Our most popular educational activity, the National Lecture Program connects practicing archaeologists with nearly 20,000 people each year for stimulating one-on-one discussion.  The AIA's 117th year of its Lecture Program began in September 2012 and will run through May 2013.  Lectures are free, and all are welcome.  Top scholars from North America and abroad will be presenting a wide range of current archaeological topics at Societies throughout the United States and Canada.  Thousands of individuals of all ages and backgrounds will be presented with discoveries fresh from the field and research lab, told to audiences first-hand by professional archaeologists and scholars.  Nearly 300 Lectures are scheduled through our Societies, so there is truly something for everyone.  Topics from the Classical world include the music of ancient Greece, scenes from the Roman stage, as well as Greco-Roman magic. In the Near East the cities of ancient Mesopotamia will be discovered, with reports on new work at Troy and Gordion; in Egypt the rule of Ramesses the Great will be examined, the Temple of Amun-Ra will be viewed through 3-D imaging, and Napoleon's campaign will be studied as the beginning of modern Egyptology.  In the New World, the first Floridians, Mesoamerican gaming, Maya cosmology, and the effects of ancient volcanoes will all be discussed.  Underwater topics will include deep submergence archaeology, the Titanic at 100, Byzantine shipwrecks, and ghost ships of the Klondike gold rush.  Archaeological spies, Armenian sacred arts, archaeology in Antarctica, and Otzi the Iceman of the Alps will all make appearances.  The Lecture Program is made possible through the support of friends and members like you who are committed to the research, interpretation, and preservation of our ancient past.  We hope to see you at a lecture soon! 

Budget  $231,200.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Archaeology
Population Served US& International Adults College Aged (18-26 years)
Program Short-Term Success  The diversity of topics offered by the Lecture Program has certainly expanded throughout the last three years.  While the majority of lectures used to focus primarily on Classical archaeology, that is Greek, Roman, and Etruscan subject matter, the last few years have seen a broadening of topic material.  This year the AIA is fortunate to offer lectures in Classical as well as Near Eastern, New World, Egyptian, Medieval, Underwater, Asian, European, African, Oceanic, and Heritage Conservation archaeology.  This expansion of topics in our Lecture Program offers more variety for the public to best suit their interests and allows all current research in archaeological science to be explored, rather than just limiting ourselves to one genre. 
Program Long-Term Success  The Lecture Program is in its 117th season, making it the longest running program at the AIA.
Program Success Monitored By  The Lecture program is monitored by Laurel Nilsen-Sparks, our Lectures & Fellowships Coordinator, in collaboration with our over 106 Local Societies. 
Examples of Program Success  After listening to the Kress Lecture entitled "Stonehenge: New Discoveries" by Professor Mike Parker Pearson, a member of the Salem, Oregon Local Society commented, "Mike Parker Peason sure drew a crowd and was a huge success.  We had 419 people!  Forty-three of the folks in the audience were from the deaf community, thanks to the outreach grant."  [The AIA had awarded this Society an Outreach Grant, which they used to provide sign language interpreters for their public lectures. 

Site Preservation

The Site Preservation Fund awards grants to AIA Member-sponsored applicants to assist with repairs, document endangered sites, enhance visitors’ understanding, and/or help ensure the safety and security of the site.  The AIA takes a holistic approach to site preservation, using the organization's strengths to fulfill the AIA's mission and make the greatest overall impact.  The program focuses on education, outreach, facilitating the spread of best practices, and direct preservation.  The AIA is uniquely qualified to carry out a Site Preservation Program because of our close connection to our network of professional members in the field; 130 year history of archaeological public outreach; widespread programming; and access to millions of people interested in archaeology.  Our program focuses on grant giving, recognition and dissemination of best practices, and advocacy, and public outreach.  One of our most recent Site Preservation Grant award winners is the The Little Bay Plantation Archaeology Project in support of our collaboration with the Montserrat National Trust to protect the nascent Little Bay Plantation National Heritage Site from urban development and to increase community involvement in its preservation through education and interpretation. Our two-year project will expand our summer program in archaeology for students from the Montserrat Secondary School, augment site interpretation, and better protect the site that lies in the center of an on-going urban development project by erecting protective fencing.

Budget  $151,324.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Archaeology
Population Served US& International
Program Short-Term Success 

1)     In addition to increasing the number of site preservation grants awarded to deserving projects around the world, the AIA is also working continuously to bring people together in the efforts to discuss the future of site preservation; educating local communities on the importance of local archaeological sites; and helping to remove immediate threats to the preservation of ancient sites.

Program Long-Term Success 

1)     The AIA Site Preservation Program works to ensure the long-term preservation of archaeological sites through a number of methods. Our education and outreach activities provide better-informed communities that understand the value of their local archaeological sites. The ever-increasing number of Site Preservation Grants provides direct preservation, while also encouraging communities to take advantage of the economic opportunities related to the site. By establishing and promoting best practices in the field of site preservation, the AIA is also providing a guideline for scholars that will ensure the protection of our shared cultural heritage.

Program Success Monitored By  The Site Preservation Program is monitored by the Site Preservation Committee, composed of Executive AIA leaders, professional archaeologists, and other scholars. 
Examples of Program Success 

Clarke Wernecke, Executive Director of the Gault School of Archaeological Research (GSAR) in Texas – “The programs made possible by the AIA [Site Preservation] Grant have been a great success. GSAR doubled the number of students reached by our programs, hugely increased the numbers of teachers contacted, and doubled the number of people taking tours of the site itself. The AIA [Site Preservation] Grant enabled us to expand local awareness of what archaeology is, does, and why it is important. Establishing the importance of studying the past, especially the importance of context, is a big step towards effective site preservation.”

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Dr. Ann Benbow
CEO Term Start Mar 2014
CEO Email
CEO Experience Dr. Ann Bendow started as Executive Director of the Archaeological Institute of America in early 2014. Previously, Ann served as the Education and Outreach Director at the American Geosciences Institute. Ann holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and a M.Ed. in Science Education, both from the University of Maryland, College Park. As a researcher and educator, Ann has taught science at many different levels, and has taught science methods at a university level. She has co-authored several books on science projects for elementary school students. The AIA is very excited to have Ann at the helm.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mr. Peter Herdrich 2010 2013
Mrs. Teresa Keller 2002 2010

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Andri Cauldwell Senior Director of Conferences and Event Planning --
Dr. Sheila Dillon Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Archaeology --
Ms. Lorrelle Hrul Director of Finance --
Mrs. Jennifer Klahn Director of Development --
Mr. Kevin Mullen Director of Circulation and Fulfillment --
Mr. Kevin Quinlan COO/Associate Publisher, ARCHAEOLOGY Magazine --
Dr. Ben Thomas Director of Programs --
Dr. Claudia Valentino Editor, ARCHAEOLOGY Magazine --


Award Awarding Organization Year
Gold Medal National Arts Club 2010
Winckelmann Medal - the first ever presented to an organization in the United States German Archaeological Institute (DAI) 2004


Affiliation Year
-- --
Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


The Archaeological Institute of America is a member of the American Council of Learned Societies.  The Annual Meeting is also a joint meeting of the AIA and the American Philological Association. 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Fostering collaborations and partnerships to advance our mission is a goal of the AIA and this year we reached out to cooperate with many new organizations including the America Turkish Society; the Aspen Institute's Partners for a New Beginning; the Egyptian Embassy; the Belgian, Dutch, Irish and Turkish Consulates; the Kazakh, Omani and Singaporean Missions to the United Nations; the United Nations Outreach Division; and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  We continue to work closely with the American Institute for Conservation, the American Schools of Oriental Research, the European Archaeological Association and the Society for American Archaeology, at whose annual meetings we had booths, as well as the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Humanities Alliance, the National Geographic Society, the Register of Professional Archaeologists and the Society for Historical Archaeology. 

Foundation Comments


Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 24
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 350
Number of Contract Staff 8
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 25
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 17
Male: 10
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions


Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Quarterly
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually


Board Chair Prof. Andrew M.T. Moore
Board Chair Company Affiliation Archaeological Institute of America
Board Chair Term Jan 2014 - Jan 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. David Ackert Treasurer, AIA Voting
Dr. Susan Alcock Academic Trustee Voting
Dr. Carla Antonaccio Vice President for Research and Academic Affairs, AIA Voting
Mrs. Cathleen Asch General Trustee, AIA Voting
Dr. Barbara Barletta Academic Trustee Voting
Dr. Elizabeth Bartman Past President, AIA Voting
Prof. Andrea M. Berlin Academic Trustee, AIA Voting
Mr. David Boochever General Trustee, AIA Voting
Mr. Bruce Campbell General Trustee, AIA Voting
Prof. Derek B. Counts Academic Trustee, AIA Voting
Dr. Sheila Dillion Editor-in-Chief, AJA Exofficio
Mr. Mitchell Eitel Legal Counsel, AIA Voting
Dr. Michael Galaty Academic Trustee, AIA Voting
Mr. Ronald Greenberg General Trustee, AIA Voting
Mr. Brian Heidtke Trustee Emeritus Exofficio
Mrs. Julie Herzig Desnick General Trustee, AIA Voting
Prof. Michael Hoff Society Trustee, AIA Voting
Ms. Norma Kershaw Trustee Emerita Exofficio
Mr. Charles La Follette Trustee Emeritus Exofficio
Mrs. Laetitia La Follette Vice President for Professional Responsibilities, AIA Voting
Mr. Jeffrey Lamia General Trustee, AIA Voting
Dr. Lynne Lancaster Academic Trustee, AIA Voting
Ms. Becky Lao Society Trustee, AIA Voting
Mrs. Deborah Lehr General Trustee, AIA Voting
Dr. Robert Littman Society Trustee, AIA Voting
Mrs. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis General Trustee, AIA Voting
Dr. Jodi Magness First Vice President, AIA Voting
Prof. Andrew M.T. Moore President, AIA Voting
Mr. Thomas Morton Vice President for Societies, AIA Voting
Prof. Maria Papaioannous Society Trustee, AIA Voting
Prof. J. Theodore Peña Academic Trustee, AIA Voting
Mrs. Eleanor Powers General Trustee, AIA Voting
Mr. Paul Rissman General Trustee, AIA Voting
Mr. C. Brian Rose Honorary President, AIA --
Dr. Robert Rothberg General Trustee, AIA Voting
Mrs. Pamela Russell Vice President for Education and Outreach, AIA Voting
Mr. David Seigle General Trustee, AIA Voting
Dr. Chen Shen Academic Trustee, AIA Voting
Dr. Monica L. Smith Academic Trustee, AIA Voting
Mr. Charlie Steinmetz General Trustee, AIA Voting
Mr. Douglas Tilden General Trustee, AIA Voting
Ms. Claudia Valentino Editor-in-Chief, Archaeology Exofficio
Mr. Michael Wiseman General Trustee, AIA Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 38
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): Mediterranean
Gender Female: 19
Male: 21
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 62%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Distributions / Grant Making
  • Education
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Investment
  • Nominating
  • Operations
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments



Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $7,146,779 $6,180,618 $8,029,402
Total Expenses $6,979,502 $6,653,415 $7,082,897

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
-- -- --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $671,113 $671,573 $768,926
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $4,843,290 $4,952,628 $5,034,599
Investment Income, Net of Losses $773,054 $-172,128 $1,444,685
Membership Dues $297,063 $296,148 $287,733
Special Events $249,459 $272,565 $298,913
Revenue In-Kind $312,800 $159,832 $194,546
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $5,434,335 $5,188,570 $5,486,855
Administration Expense $691,280 $598,263 $632,707
Fundraising Expense $853,887 $866,582 $963,335
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.02 0.93 1.13
Program Expense/Total Expenses 78% 78% 77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 93% 92% 90%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $10,435,957 $10,347,787 $10,892,591
Current Assets $1,876,588 $2,016,504 $2,142,490
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $3,900,491 $3,979,598 $4,051,605
Total Net Assets $6,535,466 $6,368,189 $6,840,986

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value $7,885,642.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 5.0%
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 0.48 0.51 0.53

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Fiscal Year 2012 is the second consecutive year in which the AIA achieved a balanced budget, finishing this year with a $24k surplus.  This follows the FY11's final $61k surplus, a $122k loss in FY10 and a $486k loss in FY09.  Among the most important factors in this result was a hawkish attention to expenses across the activities of the AIA.  We are forecasting a balanced budget for FY13 and will remain closely attentive to ongoing results.  As always, plans are in place that would trigger further cost controls if certain interim goals are not met.  The AIA investment accounts followed the course of the market this year, ending with a market value of $8.3 million down $175k or 2.1%.  We also withdrew $248k for ongoing programmatic activities.  Once again, we have received an unqualified opinion of our financial reports from our auditors, Lutz and Carr. 

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's audited financials.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.


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