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Planned Giving

Some Conservancy members think the only way to help save archaeological sites is through membership dues. While dues are a constant lifeline, there are many ways you can support the Conservancy’s work, both today and well into the future. And by supporting the Conservancy, you not only safeguard our past for your children and grandchildren, you also may save some money.

Place stock in the Conservancy.
Evaluate your investments. Some members choose to make a difference by donating stock. Such gifts offer a charitable deduction for the full value instead of paying capital gains tax.

Give a charitable gift annuity.
Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to make a gift of cash and securities today that lets you receive extensive tax benefits as well as an income for as long as you live.

Leave a lasting legacy.
Many people consider protecting our cultural heritage by remembering the Conservancy in their will. While providing us with a dependable source of income, bequests may qualify you for an estate tax deduction.

Our attorney has recommended the following language to include The Archaeological Conservancy as a beneficiary of a will or trust: “I give ___ (percentage, residuary share, or specific amount) to The Archaeological Conservancy, having its principal offices at 1717 Girard Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, NM  87106.”

Living Spirit Circle
In 2002, The Archaeological Conservancy established a leadership society, the Living Spirit Circle, in order to acknowledge the increasing number of contributors who are interested in making a legacy gift to support archaeological preservation. This circle is open to those who wish to make a lasting contribution by including the Conservancy in their will or estate plans, or by making a life-income gift such as a charitable gift annuity.

Become a member of the Living Spirit Circle by letting us know that you have included the Conservancy in your will or trust or by establishing a charitable gift annuity. Benefits include:

  • A lapel pin displaying the Living Spirit Circle logo;
  • A personalized certificate of membership; and
  • Recognition in the Winter issue of American Archaeology magazine.

Including our organization in your estate plans is a significant way to help ensure the future of archaeological preservation in the United States. Your lasting legacy will allow the Conservancy to protect spectacular cultural treasures for years to come.

Request Information
For more information, please contact:

Mark Michel or Sarah Webber
[email protected]