American Research Institute in Turkey


Become a Friend of ARIT

Each year we ask that you to join or renew your membership in the North American Friends of ARIT.  Your gifts support rich and diverse research and collaborations in Turkey. There are several ways to support ARIT.

With your help, ARIT has completed building the National Endowment for the Humanities Endowment Challenge matching fund! ARIT raised $1,650,000 to earn the generous NEH challenge grant of $550,000.

The ARIT endowment continues to grow and will sustain ARIT operations for the future. Please consider a special gift to help endow ARIT programs and operations. Please contact ARIT office for information about naming opportunities for fellowships and facilities.

Payment may be made using Paypal below or following the link to Network for Good. Special gift categories may be entered in the lower section of the Paypal grid. A paper form to return by mail for contribution and/or membership payment by check is also accessible here (.pdf, .doc).

Membership categories include:

ARIT Annual Fund:  
$ 5,000
$ 1,000
Sponsoring Donor
$ 500
Sustaining Donor
$ 250
Contributing Donor
$ 100
$ 50
$ 25
Special Contributions:  
  John Freely Fellowship Fund
  ARIT Endowment Fund  
  Toni M. Cross Fund  
  Istanbul Library  
  Ankara Library  
Please identify your special contribution below:

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Through a legacy commitment to ARIT you can ensure ARIT’s work in the future. There are many forms of legacy giving that are easy to create. Please contact ARIT U.S. office.



Payment is made via Paypal's secure server, where you will input your charge information. ARIT does not retain credit card information. You also can click here to pay with Network for Good.

ARIT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, EIN 13-6171220. All contributions to ARIT are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by IRS regulations. Donations in kind (such as books or journal subscriptions for the center libraries) also may be tax-deductible.

For further information or to make a contribution by mail, please contact:

Nancy Leinwand
Executive Director
American Research Institute in Turkey
3260 South Street
Philadelphia PA 19104

Tel: (215) 898-3474
Email: leinwand at

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