Patty Jo Watson Endowment Fund 

The Patty Jo Watson Fund is a permanent endowment within the American Anthropological Association. This prize honors our esteemed colleague Patty Jo Watson, an internationally recognized scholar of archaeological theory and practice, a valued mentor to several generations of archaeologists, and a long-standing member of the AAA and the National Academy of Sciences. Income from the endowment funds the speaker honorarium and travel expenses for the Patty Jo Watson Distinguished Lecture held annually at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings.

Many thanks to the our many donors! Generous contributions have now fully funded the Patty Jo Watson Endowment Fund so that it is self-sustaining. However, further donations are always welcome to help this initiative grow. Please contribute today. Donations in any amount are welcome!

The AAA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your gift may be tax deductible according to law. Please consult your personal tax adviser.

The AD gratefully acknowledges the following contributions:

Platinum Level ($1,000+)

  • Timothy K. Earle
  • Susan D. Gillespie
  • Charles L. Redman

Gold Level ($500-$999)

  • Elizabeth Chilton
  • Charles R. Cobb
  • Jeffrey S. Dean
  • Severin Fowles
  • John Kantner and Cynthia Hotujec-Kantner
  • Janet Levy
  • Patricia A. McAnany and Peter D. Joyce
  • Kostalena Michelaki-Schwartz and Gary Schwartz
  • Katherine Spielmann
  • David H. Thomas

Silver Level ($250-$499)

  • Jane Eva Baxter
  • Charlotte M. Cable
  • Chip Colwell
  • Zoe Crossland
  • Timothy A. Kohler
  • Adria LaViolette
  • William D. Lipe
  • Thomas C. Patterson
  • Kenneth E. Sassaman
  • Alison Wylie

Bronze Level ($100-$249)

  • Anna Agbe-Davies
  • April M. Beisaw
  • T. Michael Blake
  • T. J. Ferguson
  • Diane Gifford-Gonzalez
  • Lynne Goldstein
  • Barbara Little
  • Lisa Lucero
  • Naomi Miller
  • Barbara Mills
  • Hattula Moholy-Nagy
  • In memory of Georgia Mudd Britt
  • Susan Pollock
  • Thomas Rocek
  • Nerissa Russell
  • Jeremy A. Sabloff
  • Joe E. Watkins and Carol J. Ellick
  • David Webster

Earth Level (up to $100)

  • Tiffany Cain
  • Catherine M. Cameron
  • Susan Chandler
  • Jason De Leon
  • William Green
  • Christopher Pool
  • Alison Rautman
  • Christopher Rodning
  • Kathryn Sampeck (in memory of Howard H. Earnest, Jr.)
  • Ruth Van Dyke
  • Marcie L. Venter

Gordon R. Willey Endowment Fund

The Gordon R. Willey Endowment Fund is a permanent endowment within the American Anthropological Association. This prize honors the memory of Gordon Randolph Willey (1913-2002), Charles P. Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archaeology at Harvard University and one of the few archaeologists to have served as AAA President (1961). Income from the endowment will fund the $1,000 Gordon R. Willey Prize, annually presented by the Archaeology Division to the author of an exceptional archaeological paper published in the American Anthropologist.

Thanks to the generosity of the AD Membership, the Gordon R. Willey Endowment has been funded. We acknowledge our leading donors here with their permission. Thank you to everyone who helped to support the funding of the Endowment.

Founders are those who donated in the inaugural year of the funding campaign in 2005 and supporters are those who donated after 2006.

Founders of the Gordon R. Willey Endowment

Pillars ($1,000+) and Golden Founders ($500-$999)

  • Wendy Ashmore
  • Timothy Earle
  • Susan D. Gillespie
  • Joyce Marcus
  • David Hurst Thomas
  • Rosemary A. Joyce
  • H. B. Nicholson
  • Katherine Spielmann

Silver Founders ($250-$499)

  • Minette Church
  • Suzanne K. Fish 
  • David C. Grove
  • Paul Healy
  • Teresita Majewski
  • Patricia McAnany
  • Barbara J. Mills
  • Tom Rocek
  • Jeremy Sabloff
  • Robert Sharer
  • Anonymous (2)

Bronze Founders ($100-$249)

  • E. Wyllys Andrews, V
  • Ronald Alan Covey
  • Janet E. Levy
  • Anonymous (1)

Other Founders

  • Marilyn Beaudry-Corbett
  • Anonymous (1)

Supporters of the Gordon R. Willey Endowment

Pillars ($1000+)

  • David G. Anderson
  • Wendy Ashmore
  • Anonymous (1)

Golden Supporters ($500-$999)

  • Janet E. Levy
  • Ben Nelson

Silver Supporter ($250-$499)

  • Cathy Costin

Bronze Supporters ($100-$249)

  • Elizabeth M. Brumfiel
  • William Fash
  • Susan Gillespie
  • Jeremy Sabloff
  • Patty Jo Watson

Special Donation 

Jeremy A. Sabloff and William L. Fash donated the royalties of their edited volume Gordon R. Willey and American Archaeology (University of Oklahoma Press, 2007)