Giving

The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA is dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and conservation of archaeological knowledge and heritage. Home to the UCLA Interdepartmental Archaeology Graduate Program and the UCLA/Getty Master’s Program on the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials, the Cotsen Institute provides a foundation for pioneering faculty research and publication, innovative graduate education, and stimulating public programming. With a strong reputation built over more than 40 years, the Cotsen Institute is one of the leading archaeological research organizations in the world.

By joining the UCLA Cotsen Friends of Archaeology, you will support the Cotsen Institute’s greatest needs and be eligible for Chancellor’s Society’s benefits. There are three levels of membership––Basic Members ($300–$999/year), Director’s Fellows ($1,000–$4,999/year), and Director’s Council Members ($5,000+/year)––with many benefits, including special guided trips to archaeological sites, domestic and international tours with faculty, and behind-the-scenes events at UCLA.

UCLA Cotsen Friends of Archaeology Membership


($300-$999 per year) Basic Membership
($1,000-$4,999 per year) Director's Fellow
($5,000+ per year) Director's Council Member

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  • Backdirt Annual Review Magazine
  • Email news about Cotsen Institute
  • Public lectures & events
  • Backdirt Annual Review Magazine
  • Email news about Cotsen Institute
  • Public lectures & events
  • Backdirt Annual Review Magazine
  • Email news about Cotsen Institute
  • Public lectures & events

Events

  • Invitations to private receptions (e.g., faculty book launches)
  • Invitation to one private dinner lecture with Cotsen Institute faculty or affiliate at UCLA venue
  • End-of-academic-year party with faculty and graduate students (June)
  • Invitations to private receptions (e.g., faculty book launches)
  • Invitation to three private dinner lectures with Cotsen Institute faculty or affiliate at UCLA venue
  • End-of-academic-year party with faculty and graduate students (June)
  • Invitation to the Cotsen Institute reception at the annual Society for American Archaeology Meeting
  • Behind-the-scenes tour at Cotsen Institute research facilities or affiliated institution, followed by cocktail reception
  • All prior benefits plus the opportunity to personally sponsor Archaeology Program graduate students with the establishment of a $500 award (included in donation)
  • Private salons hosted by Cotsen

Travel and Field Trips

  • Opportunity to attend filed trips and/or museum excursions in the LA area with Cotsen Institute faculty and/or affiliated archaeologists
  • Opportunity to attend field trips and/or museum excursions with Cotsen Institute faculty domestically or abroad
  • All prior benefits plus additional opportunities to participate in international travel and research with Cotsen Institute faculty
  • Customized tours of 7–20 days, including access to archaeological sites. Tailored itineraries and services

Discounts

  • 20% off Cotsen Institute publications
  • 30% off Cotsen Institute publications
  • All prior benefits plus a free copy of new Cotsen Institute Press publications

Give

Click the Give button above to join UCLA Cotsen Friends of Archaeology or support another fund with your online donation.

Click here for the UCLA Friends of Archaeology Membership form.

For more information about making a gift to the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, please contact:

Lisa Mohan
Associate Director of Development, Social Sciences
UCLA College of Letters and Science
1309 Murphy Hall, Box 951413
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-8930
lmohan@support.ucla.edu