Activities Set for ACE

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

The AAPG Foundation will have a high profile at the upcoming AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston.

In addition to publically honoring this year’s Foundation awardees (see March EXPLORER), , we will host an amazing event celebrating the success of our $35 million “Meeting Challenges … Assuring Success” financial campaign, which has raised $32,271,026.72 in gifts and pledges since 2005.

The celebration gala will be held Monday night, April 11, at the George R. Brown Convention Center – it will be combined with the traditional President’s Reception – and several notable individuals will be present to help us celebrate our “closing-of-the-gap” on this historic endeavor.

Also in Houston:

Several Foundation-related committees will meet at ACE this year, including the Corporate Advisory Board, the Financial Campaign Committee, the Members of the Corporation and the Foundation Trustees.

Many thanks to so many who serve on various boards and committees – all for the purpose of furthering the geosciences through the Foundation’s many programs and services.

The Foundation will have a special area within the AAPG Center in the Exhibit Hall, where you can get all of our latest information – or just stop by to talk to Foundation personnel, who will be there greeting visitors throughout the meeting.

The AAPG Foundation Legacy Society continues to grow as more people indicate a desire to leave a gift to the Foundation in their will.

The Foundation’s Legacy Society was established in 2008 by the Board of Trustees to honor and recognize donors who have advised the Foundation of their creation of a legacy gift to the Foundation through their estate plans.

If you are committed to supporting the Foundation’s mission through a bequest or other planned gift, please contact the Foundation office at , or call 1-800-397-4141, ext. 2644.

The Foundation Trustees welcomes two new members:

♦ James Painter, Cobalt International Energy, Houston.

♦ David Rensink, a consulting geologist in Houston and the current president of AAPG.

For more information on joining the Trustee Associates, visit

Finally, many thanks to all of the wonderful donors listed below. Without your support, the many programs and services that the Foundation provides would not be possible.

Please make a contribution to help the AAPG Foundation reach the goal. Give online at, or mail to AAPG Foundation, P.O. Box 979, Tulsa, Okla. 74101.

Credit card donations can be made by calling 1-800-397-4141, ext. 2644.

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Natalie Adams served as the AAPG Foundation manager from October 2010 through April 2014.

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