Projects Funding Approved

The AAPG Foundation Board of Trustees, during it’s recent meeting in Tulsa, approved financial support totaling $179,476 for various programs.

The specific funding included:

  • $120,000 for the AAPG special publications program.
  • $34,000 for the AAPG Datapages Search & Discovery online journal.
  • $15,500 for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for its “Exporting Science Educator Field Course GEOL 160 – Geoscience Fundamentals in the Field.”
  • $9,976 for the Geology Merit Badge program at the 2010 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree.

The board also announced its appreciation for the 12 percent of AAPG members who voluntarily donated to the Foundation when paying their dues last year. This amounted to over $170,000, which now will be used to provide support for core AAPG programs and new initiatives funded through the Foundation.

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization, established to assist the Association and other organizations with funding to support educational, charitable and scientific objectives that benefit the geologic profession and the general public.

Donors can have confidence in knowing the Board maintains transparency guided by the Foundation’s Investment Policy.


Officials also announced a new addition to the Foundation Trustee Associates. He is Scott Cameron, Shell E&P, Houston.


To learn about the programs and new initiatives funded through the AAPG Foundation, or to donate, contact the AAPG Foundation at (918) 560-2644.

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Foundation Update

Rebecca Griffin worked as the AAPG Foundation manager until October 2010.

Foundation Update is a regular column in the EXPLORER offering news about the AAPG Foundation’s latest activities. For more information about the AAPG Foundation, visit the Foundation website, email, or call (918) 560-2644.

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