Rust Family Foundation

Foundation Trustees and Staff

William F. Rust, Ph.D. (trustee) earned his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Anthropology. He has conducted archaeological field research in Mesoamerica and the Eastern U.S., and has published in Science magazine and in edited volumes on early maize and Olmec civilization. As Editor-in-Chief of Athena Review, Journal of Archaeology, History, and Exploration, he has produced issues on some of the leading archaeological research topics of the present day. 

Randi L. Rust (trustee) earned her Master's degree at George Washington University, Department of Anthropology. She has participated in archaeological projects and both prehistoric and Historic sites in the Eastern U.S. As an editor of Athena Review, she edited and wrote numerous articles on topics ranging from paleoanthropology to New World colonization. Since the inception of the Rust Family Foundation, Randi has been responsible for selecting and administering the scope of its donations.

Margaret Moran (grants consultant) earned her MBA from Georgetown University. She was the Executive Director of Beverly Hills Church Preschool, a Reggio-Emilia Inspired school, from 2012-2017. She has served on the board of directors of a number of non-profit organizations in Virginia over the past fifteen years. From 1994-1997 she worked in Russia as a consultant for the Small Business Russia Fund of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. She is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer for Bluestone Builders, a family-owned building and development company in Alexandria, Virginia.

Jeffrey D. Mitchell (trustee) is a certified public accountant and president of Mitchell and Co., P.C. in Leesburg, Virginia.  He has provided the tax accounting for the Rust Family Foundation since its inception.


Recent Foundation grants: general

Archaeology Grants Program w/map  

Recent Foundation Grants in archaeology

Guidelines for grant proposals (RFP) for 2017


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