Gifts to the Mount Zion Archaeological Program support the following goals:
Excavations: Completing the current Mount Zion Gate excavations by 2017 and further related work in 2018.
Mount Zion Gate Archaeological Park: Creating a permanent archaeological park showcasing structural remains connected to all periods of time including Jewish, Christian and Islamic. This outdoor public archaeological park would be situated along the city wall, which will provide a walk through time with structural remains of Jews, Christians and Muslims dating back through the ages. A special feature of this park would be very well preserved structures, with intact ceilings, belonging to priestly mansions from the first century.
Post-Excavation Analysis: Cataloging and analyzing the materials derived from the digs: inscriptions, pottery, coins, animal bones etc.
Research and Publications: Printing and publishing scientific monographs as a series on an annual basis from 2017.
Student Support: Creating an endowed scholarship for UNC Charlotte students that would assist with program and travel fees as part of their study abroad experience at Mount Zion.
How to Give
- Type in your gift amount.
- Under Gift Amount and Designations, select One or more colleges, schools or units.
- In the pop up box, locate the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and select Friends of Mount Zion Fund.
- Select Continue and complete the form.
Please enclose this form with your check made payable to “UNC Charlotte Foundation” and mark Friends of Mount Zion on the Memo line. Please mail to:
Office of University Development
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223
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Gifts made to create an endowed fund are invested for perpetuity. A portion of the earned income is then used to support the fund’s purpose. Any excess earnings are reinvested, allowing the fund to grow. Endowments may be created for student scholarships and fellowships, faculty chairs and professorships, or many other purposes.
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For additional information, please contact Judy Lekoski , Development and Communications Coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-687-0084.