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Friends Of Archaeology

by carolinetam last modified November 30, 2012 10:30 AM

Established over 40 years ago, the Friends of Archaeology (FoA) offers a comprehensive range of opportunities to get involved for all those interested in the many fascinating aspects of archaeology. FoA originally formed to raise funds for UCLA graduate student education and Cotsen Institute activities. Today, the group—a recognized university support program directed by an Executive Board—also provides opportunities for members to volunteer for Institute field and laboratory projects, and attend field trips, private lectures and behind-the-scenes events at various cultural centers. FoA members have joined excavations in countries such as Canada, Peru, Armenia, and Panama, and have toured archaeological sites in Egypt, China, the Andes, and the Mediterranean with Cotsen Institute faculty. Also, every September members are invited to attend a weekend-long guided tour to the American Southwest with UCLA archaeologists. The group remains dedicated to supporting archaeology at UCLA and is vital to the vibrant atmosphere of the Cotsen Institute.

To join online, visit CIOA Giving, or download a membership form and mail to the address provided on the document.  New membership classes take effect for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

 

UCLA Cotsen Friends of Archaeology 

Benefits of Membership

 


BASIC MEMBERSHIP ($300/YEAR) DIRECTOR'S FELLOW ($1,000-4,999/YEAR) DIRECTOR'S COUNCIL ($5,000+/YEAR)
NEWS Backdirt Annual Review magazine Backdirt Annual Review magazine Backdirt Annual Review magazine

E-mail news about Cotsen Institute public lectures and events E-mail news about Cotsen Institute public lectures and events E-mail news about Cotsen Institute public lectures and events




EVENTS Invitations to private receptions (e.g., faculty book launches) Invitations to private receptions (e.g., faculty book launches) All prior benefits plus the opportunity to personally sponsor Archaeology Program graduate students with the establishment of a $500 award (included in donation)

Invitation to one private dinner lecture with Cotsen Institute faculty or affiliate at UCLA venue Invitation to three private dinner lectures with Cotsen Institute faculty or affiliate at UCLA venue Private salons hosted by Cotsen Institute faculty

End-of-academic-year party with faculty and graduate students (June) End-of-academic-year party with faculty and graduate students (June)


Invitation to the Cotsen Institute reception at the annual Society for American Archaeology Meetings


Behind-the-scenes tour at Cotsen Institute research facilities or affiliated institution followed by cocktail reception




TRAVEL/FIELD TRIPS Opportunity to attend field 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


Tours of 7-15 days, including access to archaeological sites 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 each new CIOA Press publication as soon as it becomes available

15% off one archaeology class from UCLA Extension 15% off one archaeology class from UCLA Extension

 *Membership classes and rates are determined by UCLA Development.

 

A Director’s Council Member’s perspective…

“The Director’s Council provides an opportunity to explore the world at a level so much deeper than a tourist would or could. We can focus our travels and learning to a specific topic that may be important to us personally, or we can experience personal growth through the experiences of travel with some of the world’s finest archaeologists. The Director’s Council presents such a unique combination of opportunities to ‘armchair’ archaeologists in the Los Angeles area. We all have careers and lives in the business community, and have had no formal education in the sciences, but we all share a love of world history and travel, and we have really enjoyed meeting and traveling with the expert scientists that work for and teach at the Cotsen Institute.”

Patty Civalleri Patty Civalleri, Director’s Council Member

 

Please send any questions and comments to the Friends of Archaeology at our e-mail address foa@ioa.ucla.edu or contact Helle Girey, Director of Public Programs.

 

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