ASV seeks to raise sufficient funds so as to
continue the Society's role as a leader in the scientific study and preservation of Virginia's
archeological resources through survey, excavation, curation, interpretation, and education. Chief among these goals was the over-riding desire to have a permanent base of operations from which to operate. ASV fundraising had always had that far vision in mind then the effort was proposed by ASV Board Member Joey Moldenhauer.
In 1992, the Society began a fund-raising campaign to meet these goals. Concentrating on support from ASV members, the development fund has grown to over $100,000. The Development Fund was born as the ASV 2000 Fund, and in 1997, was renamed the Virginia Archeological Resource Center Development Fund (VARC). The change was made to more accurately describe the purpose of the Fund for potential donors. The initiation of solicitations from corporate donors is on-going. Also under investigation are other avenues for cooperative ventures with organizations sharing our interests.
Kittiewan Plantation in Charles City County was willed to the ASV through the generosity of William L. Cropper. Kittiewan realizes our goal of having a permanent center and base of operations. The Board of Directors and members of the Society are actively engaged in raising funds and directing the planning for operations and maintenance of the property. Kittiwan will house the Society's library, ASV Press and publications, laboratory facilities, display space, research collections, and archives.
With Kittiewan as a base of operations, the ASV stepped up onto another level of operations and continues to develop as an organization promoting archaeology and to that end, the fundraising has focused into two goals: direct donations from members and others interested in archaeology and estate bequests from ASV members and others interested in archaeology.
The ASV Press operations alone have grown into a full time job currently utilizing all volunteer time. The Press is responsible for editing, printing, and distributing several thousand copies of the Quarterly Bulletin and ASV Newsletter annually. In addition, Special Publication sales have continued to grow with new titles added reflecting the wide range of ASV interests. Revenue from publications has continued to grow. The ASV Press is also responsible for the editing, printing and marketing of these Special Publications which include over 45 publications on Virginia archeology. Please visit the ASV Press page on this site for a list of publications and ordering instructions.
In 2012, the VARC had effectively reached its original stated goals and with the transferral of Kittiewan to ASV completed, the VARC was felt to have achieved what it set out to do and was changed to a general fundraising role. The tireless efforts of Joey Moldenhauer as the primary driving force for VARC was why it was effective and cannot be overstressed.
The Society is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. Our correct legal title is: Archeological Society of Virginia. For personal contact, please write or call:
The Archeological Society of Virginia
1685 Sweet Hall Road
West Point, VA 23181