Foundation Gifts Support Programs

The AAPG Foundation, which enjoyed a record year of member support in 2007, continues to receive generous gifts from donors.

Gifts to the Foundation – including cash, stocks and other securities, real estate, retirement plan assets and bequests – help fund the Foundation’s mission of supporting educational, charitable and scientific objectives that benefit the geologic profession and general public.

Recent gifts of $50,000 or more to the Foundation by Trustee Associates include:

Larry Funkhouser, an AAPG past president, Sidney Powers medalist and Honorary Member, has provided additional funding to the Lawrence W. Funkhouser Named Grant – which provides an annual $2,000 grant to support a graduate student at Stanford University – and to a yet-to-be designated fund.

Marge Reid, an honorary Trustee Associate, has made a generous memorial gift to the General Fund honoring her husband, the late Eugene F. “Bud” Reid. Gifts to the General Fund support any activity that the Trustees deem worthy and in accord with the Foundation’s mission.

Eddie David, another AAPG past president, recently contributed a generous memorial gift to the Bernold M. “Bruno” Hanson Memorial Environmental Grant-in-Aid that will provide an annual $2,000 grant toward the study of specific environmental issues related to exploration and production of petroleum and energy minerals, or application of technologies developed/employed in petroleum or energy minerals industries to environmental problems.

Additional Trustee Associates’ contributions of $10,000 or more have been received from Richard Baile (General Fund); Pete Rose (Visiting Geoscientist Program); Lewis Burleson (General Fund); Richard Stallings (General Fund); and Jerry Namy (K-12 Education Fund).

The Foundation Trustees recently implemented new grant procedure guidelines, which emphasize the Foundation’s funding process, areas of priority support, restrictions, Letter of Inquiry guidelines and grant application format guidelines. Organizations requesting funding will be asked to follow these procedures.

The next deadline to submit a Letter of Inquiry is March 10. Details are included on the Foundation Web site .

Comments (0)

 

See Also: Events Blog

Network! Get inspired! Join other women of the earth sciences and the men who support them at the AAPG PROWESS-AWG-SEG Networking Reception before the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition begins.

Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/prowess-2015-networking-event-blog-hero.jpg?width=50&h=50&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=90amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 20473 Events Blog

See Also: Interview Video

Charles Sternbach comments on AAPG's Discovery Thinking Forum initiative.
Desktop /Portals/0/images/Video//ACE2015-Interview-CharlesSternbach-DiscoveryThinkingForum.jpg?width=50&h=50&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=90amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 21089 Interview Video

See Also: Short Course

This course provides an overview of the petroleum industry and upstream economics, beginning with the geoscientist’s role of evaluating uncertainty in E&P, estimating prospect resources, and estimating chances of success. The course then moves on to field development scenarios and cash flow models, developing various capital budgeting economic indices to evaluate and rank various prospective field projects, production and reservoir management for producing fields and international contract arrangements and emerging trends.

 

Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/ace2015-sc03-petroleum- economics-hero.jpg?width=50&h=50&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=90amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 14549 Short Course

This one-day course will review state-of-the-art techniques for characterizing mudrock reservoirs at the pore scale. Shale/mudrock structure and pore systems will be emphasized. It will conclude with applications of shale reservoir characterization using pore-scale imaging.

Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/ace2015-sc18-mudrock-hero.jpg?width=50&h=50&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=90amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 14646 Short Course

See Also: wwwUpdate Blog

The videos for those who have agreed to stand for election to serve on the Executive Committee next fiscal year are now available.
Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/candidates-2015-16-hero.jpg?width=50&h=50&mode=crop&anchor=middlecenter&quality=90amp;encoder=freeimage&progressive=true 16787 wwwUpdate Blog