Foundation Update

Connect With the Foundation During ACE

The Annual Convention and Exhibition is always an exciting time for AAPG and for the AAPG Foundation – and if you’re going to be joining us in Houston this month there are a number of opportunities to learn more about how the Foundation supports the geosciences.

Those would include:

♦The Foundation lounge – Visit the Foundation staff in the AAPG Center on the exhibition floor – and while you’re there, meet up with other Foundation supporters and pick up your “I support the AAPG Foundation” name badge ribbon.

There you also can peruse literature and posters on the programs supported by the Foundation, such as the Military Veteran’s Scholarship, Grants-in-Aid, the Imperial Barrel Award and other important Foundation programs.

And have you been thinking about joining the Foundation Trustee Associates?

Today there are more than 280 Trustee Associates who play an important role in the development of the AAPG Foundation’s financial resources, thereby dramatically accelerating our ability to support scientific educational programs.

Find out more at the Foundation lounge.

♦ All-Convention Luncheon – Held Monday, April 7, this will be your chance to meet the AAPG Foundation’s Teacher of the Year, Heather McArdle, who will receive her award and share a few comments with the crowd.

The AAPG Foundation proudly recognizes one teacher annually for his or her contributions to K-12 education.

Trustee Chair Jim Gibbs will introduce McArdle – and he’ll also take a moment to highlight our newest fundraising initiative, the Military Veteran’s Scholarship Program.

♦ Members of the Corporation and Trustee meetings – It’s always an honor to gather together some of the strongest supporters of the AAPG Foundation.

The Members of the Corporation is a dedicated group of men and women who provide the backbone for the Foundation’s success – it was formed in 1986 to conduct educational, charitable and scientific activities related to or allied with the field of geology. The group’s purposes include making contributions to organizations that support the Foundation’s objectives; to conduct research; disseminate information; assist in career guidance; assist schools; and provide scholarships, awards, fellowships and other kinds of support to further geological education.

♦ House of Delegates meeting – Trustee Chair Jim Gibbs will give his chairman’s report Sunday, April 6, at the House of Delegates meeting.

Recognizing the amount of contributions made to the Foundation by so many faithful donors is important and demonstrates the significant role the Foundation has and will continue to have in the geosciences.

A common thread runs through all of the Foundation’s initiatives – Building a Better Foundation for the Geosciences.

♦ Opening session – One of the highlights of the award ceremony will be when James A. Hartman is recognized and celebrated as the winner of the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal.

This honor, established in 2008, is given in recognition for extraordinary philanthropy and service directed to advance the Foundation’s mission. It is the Foundation’s highest award.

The AAPG Foundation reaches the far corners of the globe through its grants, programs and other initiatives. You are encouraged to be informed and involved. Visit foundation.aapg.org for more information.

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Foundation Update

Foundation Update - Natalie Adams
Natalie Adams began as the AAPG Foundation manager in 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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