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There are many worthwhile activities, awards, and programs that would not be possible without the generous support of our donors. Learn how you can make an impact.

2019 Donor Reception

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Annual Fund

Donations to the Annual Fund are the quickest way to put your contribution to work for the Association. Your gift may be designated to a specific fund or divided between programs that are most near and dear to your heart.

  • A gift to the AAA Unrestricted Fund allows greater flexibility to meet future challenges and emerging new opportunities. 
  • A gift to the General AAA Endowment Fund enables AAA to continue advancing the discipline of anthropology by broadening its programs and services for years to come.
  • A gift to the AAA Internship Program helps us reach our $200,000 goal to secure the future of this vital program that provides a paid professional experience to accelerate the careers of talented anthropology students.
  • A gift to the Public Education Outreach Fund helps AAA with public programming and events around RACE: Are We So Different? and our new project, World on the Move: 100,000 Years of Human Migration, aiming to change the public conversation about an important, yet difficult topic – migration and displacement. 
  • A gift to the Palestine Israel Fellowship Fund for Travel supports the travel of Palestinian and Israeli scholars and students to AAA conferences. It also supports visiting scholars in anthropology to serve as teachers, mentors, and/or research collaborators with colleagues at universities and research centers in Israel and Palestine.
Donor Recognition Levels and Societies
Planned Giving

Leave a lasting legacy, support the future of anthropology, and enjoy tax benefits through a planned gift to the Association. To begin a conversation about planned giving opportunities, contact Mahsa Javid, director of development, at 571-483-1194.

Suggested Legal Language, and Other essential information for your attorney or estate planner:

If you are considering making a charitable gift to the American Anthropological Association in your will or trust, please use the following language:
“I give to American Anthropological Association, a DC corporation with its principal offices at 2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1301, Arlington, VA 22201, (the sum of $_____) (all or _____ percent of my residual estate) to be used for its general purposes.”

Name and address of the organization:
American Anthropological Association
2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 1301
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: (703) 528-1902
Tax ID number: 53-0246691
Tax Status: Not-for-profit 501(c) (3) corporation
Relationship: Non-profit organization

Types of Gifts
AAA Annual Fund Donors

The American Anthropological Association would like to thank the following individuals and institutions for their support in 2021. All listings are based on actual donations to the AAA Annual Campaign or an AAA award or sponsorship, received from January 1 through September 30, 2021. This list does not include any pledges or multi-year grants received before 2020.

AAA has taken care to ensure the accuracy of this list. If, however, there should be an omission or error, we express our sincere regret and ask that you bring it to our attention at

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