You did it!
If you are one of the 2,141 donors who contributed to the AAPG Foundation in the last five years, you helped us exceed the $35 million goal – by $671,041!
That number may yet rise, as all contributions postmarked through Dec. 31 are not counted and the mail is still rolling in.
Thank you for allowing the AAPG Foundation to serve our industry and budding geologists in so many ways.
Over $1.2 million of the total $2.2 million received by the AAPG Foundation in contributions in 2011 went into endowment funds. See this story online for a chart showing the funds that benefitted from those gifts.
Five grants totaling more than $121,000 were recently approved by the Foundation Trustees for cartographic projects to be completed through the AAPG-OSU Geoscience GIS Consortium. The funds will be used for “Stratigraphic Distribution of Hydrocarbon Production” from 19 counties in Abilene, Texas, Pennsylvania Digital Oil and Gas Mapping, Wilcox Group and Carrizo Sand in East Central Texas-Depositional Systems and Deep Basin Lignite, Appalachian Shales and Tectonics of the Western Indian Ocean.
The Trustees also recently approved a proposal for funds to be applied toward the Publication Pipeline, which provides used geoscience books and periodicals at no cost to eligible libraries that request them.
In the program, geoscientists or company libraries donate the books, and the Foundation provides funding for warehousing and shipping.
Also approved was funding for 10 framed, laminated U.S. Geological Survey “Tapestry of Time and Terrain” maps to be distributed at nine “More! Rocks in Your Head” workshops, and for rolled maps to be distributed to each program participant.
To date, 80 framed maps and 452 rolled maps have been distributed at 10 workshops in Odessa, Longview, Conroe, Dallas (two), Mount Pleasant and Houston, Texas; Ruidoso, N.M.; Washington, D.C.; and Oklahoma City.
Several Foundation funds received major contributions recently:
The Foundation is exceedingly thankful for the generous gifts.