Sponsor A Square
In 2015, VVAC was gifted 15.25 acres of land in Camp Verde that included an archaeological site of an ancient pit house village that has been dated to 650 A.D. The appraisal of the land at the time was $1.32 million. The donor only requested a payment of $250,000. This was a bargain the VVAC could not refuse in order to preserve this important archaeological site. A bank loan was acquired to meet this obligation.
Upon acquiring title to the property, an extensive archaeological surface survey was undertaken to collect as much data as possible. The property was divided into 100 25-meter squares. Each square was then divided again in 6.25-meter squares to narrow down the survey locations (see map). Over 30,000 pottery sherds were collected.
Beginning with this Virtual Gala, the VVAC is launching a "Sponsor a Square Campaign" to liquidate this obligation. For $500, you can sponsor one of the 400 squares to help us pay off the debt. Your donation will be recognized with an 8" x 8" paver with up to six lines of text of your choosing (see image). You brick will be placed in the Courtyard Garden of our proposed archaeology campus (see Capital Campaign). You can request your brick text any way you like, but here are some suggestions:
Place your own name on a brick as a statement of involvement and support of the Archaeology Center
Place the name of your business or organization on a brick to demonstrate corporate support
Name a brick in honor of friends, family, teachers, ministers -- even your pets!
Name a brick in memory of a loved one
Name a brick as a unique gift for that hard-to-buy someone
Your donation will be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.