Foundation to Honor Funkhouser, Holland

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Two longtime stalwarts of the AAPG Foundation have been named recipients of the Foundation’s top awards for 2010.

David "Scotty" Holland

The awards, announced by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees go to Larry Funkhouser, this year’s winner of the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal, and to David “Scotty” Holland, the winner of the Chairman’s Award.

The Weeks Medal, the Foundation’s highest award, is given in recognition for extraordinary philanthropy and service directed to advance the mission of the AAPG Foundation. The award honors the late L. Austin Weeks, whose philanthropic legacy set an exemplary standard.

Previous Weeks award winners were Marta Weeks (2008) and T. Boone Pickens (2009).

The Chairman’s Award recognizes those who have made extraordinary contributions (monetary or service) to the AAPG Foundation, and also calls attention to the role and value of the Foundation. Holland is the award’s 11th recipient.

The awards will be presented during the next AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, set April 11-14 in New Orleans.

In other Foundation news:

  • The Foundation’s financial campaign, “Meeting Challenges ... Assuring Success,” received new donations recently and has reached the $26 million mark.
  • The Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved financial support for:
  • $50,000 in support of the “K-12 Bookout Initiative” at Ellison Miles Geotechnology Insititute.
  • $25,000 in support of the University of Colorado’s Interactive Geology Project.
  • A new member has been added to the AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates:James M. Funk, of Sewickley, Pa.

The Trustee Associates will meet next on April 13, during the Chairmen’s Reception at the AAPG annual convention in New Orleans.

The group’s annual meeting will be Oct. 24-28, at the Ritz Carlton in Greensboro, Ga.

Additional meeting details will be mailed to members in early spring.

All AAPG members can support the programs funded through the Foundation with their financial support. For more information contact the AAPG Foundation at (918) 560-2644.

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