Why Donate to HSR?
As a private, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, Human Systems Research depends upon the generous support of individuals, businesses, corporations, and private foundations to continue our work.
Contributions to HSR are tax deductible and have a direct impact on the success of our programs. When you make a donation to Human Systems Research, you make an important contribution to:
• Promote creative new archaeological research
• Increase public involvement and education in archaeology
• Expand archaeological preservation
Apply my contribution to the General Fund.
As a private, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, HSR relies upon the generosity of its volunteers and donors to continue its work of anthropological research and preservation. Gifts to the General Fund are crucial to meet necessary operating expenses, including essential items such as rent, utilities, and laboratory storage.
Apply my contribution to HSR Preservation endeavors.
Donations to the Preservation Fund may be used to pursue cultural resource methods. Two examples are:
• Restoration and preservation of the last remaining Civilian Conservation Corps schoolhouse in New Mexico which later served as the American Army Headquarters for two POW camps in Las Cruces
• Collaboration with community groups for the preservation of significant historic buildings in southern New Mexico, such as the Amador Hotel and the Armijo House.
Apply my contribution to developing HSR's ability to conduct research.
Gifts to the Research Fund provide critically needed funds to pursue research. Large scale surveys, limited excavations, detailed site and regional mapping, and the study of archival materials are examples of research supported with donations to this fund. Specific examples include:
• Excavations of the Canada Alamosa Project to better define the frontier between the Mogollon and Anasazi cultures
• The Oral history program of the Canada Alamosa Project
• Research into human-environment interactions
Apply my contribution to HSR Education Programs
Donations to the HSR's educational programs ensure HSR will continue to embrace its role in understanding, interpreting, and preserving the past while teaching others about our shared history. Examples of these efforts include:
• Archeology and history programs for public school children
• Mentoring graduate student field work and research
• Tours and field trips
• Quarterly Lecture Series and the availability of HSR speakers for community civic organization programs
• Training for local New Mexico SiteWatch Program volunteers
Apply my contribution to the HSR Endowment Fund.
Gifts to the HSR Endowment Fund managed by the Southern New Mexico Community Foundation are key to ensuring the long-term security and success of Human Systems Research. Earnings on the endowment are unrestricted and can be used to pay general operating costs or any other expenses that arise. Donors considering making a bequest or other planned gift to HSR are encouraged to direct their gifts to the HSR endowment Fund of the Southern New Mexico Community Foundation, Las Cruces, New Mexico.