The Perfect Gift

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Don’t have a clue about what to get Great Aunt Mildred? Still haven’t gotten that holiday gift for those out-of-town friends? Does Cousin Bert have enough ties to choke on? Why not give the perfect gift??

It doesn’t take up any valuable space. It’s always the correct size. It comes with free shipping. It’s never the wrong color. It doesn’t contain a single calorie. It is a most far-reaching, astute, and visionary gift.

This perfect gift honors the recipient in a way no other present can. It is the gift of a contribution in the recipient’s name to the Endowment Fund of The Society for Georgia Archaeology. This gift never wears out, as it can never be spent. This gift keeps on giving year after year, as the interest generated by it is used on public archaeology education outreach projects. This gift is truly remarkable for it speaks in terms of forever; of touching future generations; of selflessness on part of the giver and receiver. Why not give the perfect gift this year? Recipients honored by such a contribution this holiday season will receive a personalized gift card announcing that a gift has been made in their honor, along with the name of the giver.

A recent gift to the Endowment Fund was made by Elizabeth Allen, with a contribution in memory of Sara White. Past contributors from December 2008 through November 2009 include Mary Frank and Jack Wynn, Charlotte (Sammy) Smith and John Burns, Carole Griffith, Tammy Herron, the Chattahoochee Archaeological Preservation Society, Stanley McAfee, III with a gift in honor of Corley Thomas as well as a separate contribution. We thank each of you and appreciate your support and the contributions of all our previous supporters. Thanks to your generosity, the Endowment now stands at $22,769.

Additional checks to reach the SGA goal of $100,000 should be marked “SGA Endowment” and mailed to: SGA Treasurer, P.O. Box 693, Athens, GA 30603. (If the contribution is a gift or in honor of someone, please include the honoree’s name and complete address with your contribution check.) Thank you! May you be surrounded by true gifts this holiday season. For more Endowment Fund information please contact Rita Elliott via email or call her at 912.826.5214.