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Annual Appeal 2021

Your annual support is critical in helping us to fulfill our mission to preserve pieces of the past to tell the stories of people who have called this region home for thousands of years.

The Center curates millions of artifacts from San Diego County and shares them with the public through exhibitions and programming for all ages. Please help us continue to preserve local history and prehistory by making a tax-deductible donation. When making your donation, you may indicate how you would like for your contribution to be used.

Make an Online Donation

To make a donation by phone, call 760-291-0370 to speak with the Development Department.

To make a donation by mail, send checks made out to the San Diego Archaeological Center to the following address:

San Diego Archaeological Center
ATTN: Development Department
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027

In-kind gifts are contributions of goods or services to the organization. If you would like to make this type of donation, contact the Development Department.

The San Diego Archaeological Center is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization
Federal Taxpayer Identification Number 33-0574573


Purveyors of the Past Monthly Giving Program

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With a recurring donation to the San Diego Archaeological Center, your valuable donation will help to fund many important projects throughout the year. By becoming a sustaining member, you help us to create a stable foundation. Your donation allows us to plan for the year ahead!

Making recurring donations is quick and easy. Just select Monthly under Donation Frequency on our online form. You may donate the amount that you are comfortable giving each month. No matter how big or small the sum, we consider every gift essential to sustaining the Center! As a recurring donor, you also will automatically receive Center membership. For other payment methods, please contact the Development Department.


Endowment Fund

How will you be remembered? Create a lasting legacy through the San Diego Archaeological Center’s Endowment Fund. Estate Giving, Gifts of Real Estate, Pooled Income Fund, and Charitable Gift Annuities are all ways of that you can leave a legacy for the future while receiving tax deductions and other benefits for you and your family.

Please contact Executive Director Cindy Stankowski for more information.


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Donate Your Vehicle

Purchasing a new car or truck? Donate your old vehicle to the Center! Your generous gift is tax-deductable and will support the Center’s educational programs, exhibits, and curation.

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Archaeology Lab Positions

Volunteers will prepare one or more archaeological collections for curation. Center staff will instruct the volunteer on archaeological laboratory procedures such as basic artifact analysis, manual and computer cataloging, storage requirements, and preventative conservation.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions Volunteers assist with the design, construction, and installation of Center Museum exhibits.

Volunteers work in the Center’s Research Library, cataloguing materials and organizing on a computer-based system.

Marketing and Administrative Volunteers assist the Development Office or Administration Office with data entry, updating marketing materials and clerical tasks. Computer experience is a plus.

Docents welcome visitors and answer general questions regarding the Center and exhibits. Docents staff the gift shop and help out with administrative and curatorial tasks.

Volunteers support event activities at the Center, such as the Annual BBQ, lectures, workshops, and fundraising events. Be a part of the party!

Volunteer provide support for K-12 programs offered at the Center. These are fun, hands-on programs that kids really enjoy. Teaching experience is a plus, but not required. Background checks are required.

Collections Management

With the assistance of Center staff, the intern will prepare one or more archaeological collections for curation. During the course of the internship, the intern will learn to identify artifacts and ecofacts common to the San Diego region, including lithics, ceramics, historical objects, and faunal, botanical, and mineral specimens. Center staff will instruct the intern on archaeological laboratory procedures such as basic artifact analysis, manual and computer cataloguing, storage requirements, and preventative conservation. In addition, the intern will become familiar with historical trends in archaeological practice in the San Diego area and will be introduced to current legal and ethical issues in archaeological curation as well as the concerns and rights of culturally affiliated groups with regard to archaeological materials.