Gunn Gives Million Dollar Gift

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Bob Gunn
Bob Gunn

The AAPG Foundation has received a $1 million gift from AAPG Honorary member and past AAPG president Bob Gunn, of Gunn Oil Co. in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Gunn also is one of the founding Trustee Associates, having joined in 1976, and he has supported many of the Foundation’s programs over his entire career.

His most recent gift was designated for the Foundation’s General Fund.

Gunn, a nationally noted petroleum geologist, was AAPG president in 1978. He also is one of AAPG’s most honored members; awards include the Sidney Powers Memorial Award, AAPG’s highest honor, plus the Public Service Award and the DPA Heritage Award.

The AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates recently held its 35th annual meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz. The event, chaired by Don O’Nesky, included business meetings, recreational events, field trips and various tours.

Herb Davis received the 2012 Chairman’s Award for his outstanding service to the Foundation. The award is given to recognize persons who have made extraordinary contributions, both monetary and service, to the Foundation.

Trustee Associates officers for the coming year also were announced. They will be:

  • Dick Bishop, chair.
  • Rick Fritz, vice chair.
  • David Worthington will serve his second term as secretary/treasurer.

The next Trustee Associates annual meeting will be held Sept. 22-25 at the Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash.

Information on joining the Trustee Associates is available online, at

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