Bridging Disciplines. Supporting Scholarship. Connecting the Public.

The growth of activities of the International Catacomb Society (ICS) is supported through its members and their continuing commitment. Through the generosity of individuals, trusts, foundations, institutions, and corporations, the ICS is able to accomplish its goals which provide valuable scientific and educational resources for the public.  A list of our donors over the current year can be viewed on the Shohet Scholars page. More about our special mission and impact upon a global community is here.

Donations in any amount can be made online by credit card or PayPal checkout using the ICS secure PayPal account:

PayPal Merchant Account Identification for International Catacomb Society (ICS): 2KQAMKL5CGSLL
PayPal recipient email for ICS:

or by mailing this form with a check to our office address (payable to the "International Catacomb Society," with memo "ICS Annual Fund"):

International Catacomb Society
217 Hanover Street, suite 130413
Boston MA 02113

ICS also accepts the donation of stocks (electronic and paper forms, including equities, mutual funds, bonds, and other investment products).  All donations of appreciated stock and securities to ICS are tax-deductible for the total amount and can reduce the amount of the capital gains tax if the stock has gained in value since the time of purchase.  Please contact our office at for assistance on arranging a transfer.

What you can do:

  • Contribute funding toward one or more award-winning research projects through our annual Shohet Scholars grant.

  • Sponsor public lectures by ICS Shohet Scholars and other noted experts on cutting-edge research on the Ancient Mediterranean.

  • Develop and enhance ICS educational resources, including our digital image archive and reference databases.

  • Enable special openings of archaeological sites to an international public and other noteworthy events.

  • Partner with ICS to finance the study and preservation of ancient Mediterranean landscapes, artifacts, and monuments.

The International Catacomb Society is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, registered with the IRS as the “International Catacomb Society, Inc.” (EIN #04-2693671).  Verification of our status can be obtained on IRS Exempt Organizations Select Check and GuideStar or by calling the IRS (toll-free) at 1-877-829-5500.

Charitable contributions to the ICS Annual Appeal in any amount are tax-deductible under IRS Code Section 170 (c) (2) and subsequent similar provision.  If your company will match your gift, please enclose your company’s form.  Our fiscal year commences on July 1st of every year.  Donors and corporate sponsors will be recognized on our webpage and in the society's annual report.

In addition to ICS member benefits, those generously donating to our Annual Appeal may obtain, if desired, one or more original mounted images of the catacombs, suitable for office or home display, that were part of the award-winning exhibit Vaults of Memory, which was on display in many cities, including Boston, Ann Arbor, Chicago, Jerusalem, and Rome.

We are truly grateful for your support !

(Photo: protective hard hats for visitors of the Vigna Randanini catacombs)