Support our Mission

Your tax deductible donations help us to send students into the field, purchase essential equipment, and pay our research consultants and staff.

Donations are processed through the University at Albany Foundation, the chartible giving wing of the University. You can give now by:

  • Using the On-Line donation form
  • Mailing a check to: University at Albany Foundation, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12222

To specify gifts for the Department of Anthropology, the designation can be indicated in the Memo portion of a check, in an accompanying letter, or in the Comments field of the online form.

Below are a few of the fund raising efforts that your contributions can support.

Opportunities to give


    Anatomy, physiology, and human evolution

    We teach lab courses in human anatomy, physiology, and evolutionary biology. Replacing teaching collections is expensive. Your donations can help us to raise the $1000 we need every year to maintain and improve our collections.

  • Support student fieldwork

    Anthropological and archaeological research often means traveling to locations outside of the United States. With your donations, we can support more opportunities to get our best students into the field. We hope to raise between $1000 to $3000 a year to subsidize student travel.

  • Support faculty research

    Our faculty are active researchers who seek external funding to support their work. Your donations can help us with small pilot grants for exploratory research, equipment needs, and conference travel. We hope to raise $1000 a year to support this endeavor.