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Committee Charge


To ensure the financial stability of the American Anthropological Association through the ongoing assessment and monitoring of AAA’s annual operating budget, investment portfolio, grants and contribution activities, and annual audit report. Periodically develop, review, and/or modify financial and investment policy guidelines and financial performance benchmarks in support of AAA’s long-range plan. Make recommendations, as appropriate, to Executive Board.

Duration of Committee


Committee Reports to

The Executive Board


AAA’s Socially Responsible Investment Policy

According to the AAA Investment Policy Statement, securities should fall under the classification of “Socially Responsible Assets” and, to the best of the managers’ ability, should specifically avoid companies that are broadly understood to:

Membership and Appointment

Term of Office

Four years except for President and President-elect.

Specific Criteria

One of the five members must be a past AAA President.


Develop reports, policy statements, and recommend actions to Executive Board

Meetings and Schedule

Semiannually; in spring and fall each year in advance of each Executive Board Meeting

Staff Liaison

Elaine Lynch, Deputy Executive Director and CFO, American Anthropological Association.

Contact Information

2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1301, Arlington, VA 22201, (o) 703.528.1902, (f) 703.528.3546.

Adopted by Executive Board: May 14, 2005
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