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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Archaeology Channel

If you're looking for a worthy place to send a year-end donation, and are turned off by the major charities, please consider The Archaeology Channel (TAC) -- see message below from its guru, Ric, Pettigrew.  I donate a pittance annually.

Happy new year,

To our existing and recent supporting TAC Members and friends: In these economically difficult times, our nonprofit organization, Archaeological Legacy Institute, faces some tough challenges in maintaining and growing our programs, including The Archaeology Channel (, our very popular visitor-supported streaming-media Web site devoted to telling the human story. This last week of the year is a special time for us, as many people choose this time to make their 2011 tax-deductible contributions.

If you are one of those people or you might consider becoming one, please take this opportunity to follow through with that. We have been sending out regular renewal reminders to supporting Members, so you might have received a message saying your renewal anniversary date is passed or is coming up soon. If that is the case, or if you want to make a supplementary contribution, please go ahead and do that now! See the instructions at By pooling small contributions from many people, we will create a more stable and reliable income stream that is less dependent on the decisions of large sponsors. This is an important key to the success of TAC.

With your help, we are working to achieve some key breakthroughs in 2012. In the coming year, among other things, we plan to complete the make-over of TAC and begin development of a new nationwide cable TV channel to show content that we currently are not showing on TAC. The more financial support we have, the faster and more effective we will be in pursuing these initiatives.

If you have friends or associates who might be willing to support our public mission, please point them in our direction. One way to do that would be to forward this message to them. As you know, our standard Individual Membership is $45 and an Organizational Membership is $250, but we accept any amount, smaller or larger. All the information needed to renew or to become a supporting Member is on our Web site at

Just five days left in 2011! Thanks very much.

Rick Pettigrew
Archaeological Legacy Institute

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