Join your fellow AAPG Members in building a better Foundation for the geosciences.

It’s easy to do by making a contribution to the AAPG Foundation when you pay your dues in 2015. Simply locate the AAPG Foundation Contribution line and add in your donation. You also may easily donate to your favorite program by visiting the Foundation website at All donations given by mail will be designated to the General Fund.

Thanks to your generosity, the AAPG Foundation continues to provide significant support for educational, charitable and scientific programming advancing the geologic profession and subjects of geoscience for the benefit of people around the world.

For more than 46 years, supporters of the Foundation have promoted innovation in the geosciences by funding undergraduate and graduate scholarships and grants, endowing university subscriptions to Datapages Archives, providing support for the highly esteemed Distinguished Lecture Program, funding grants for geologic projects and more – all to benefit science and impact the public.

Learn more about how you can make a contribution in support of the program of your choice by visiting

The AAPG Foundation is a 501(c) (3) public foundation, qualified to receive contributions in support of educational and scientific initiatives or projects related to the geosciences.

(Contributions to the AAPG Foundation are tax deductible for U.S. taxpayers. Tax laws may vary in other countries. Check with your tax professional for advice.)

It’s true that we live in a digital age. With enormous amounts of information available at our fingertips, oftentimes we can feel as if we are swimming through oceans of data just to find the information we are looking for. That said, hardcopy materials like books and publications to advance knowledge, particularly in the geosciences, are still relevant.

While the digital age has advanced geoscience research methods in many ways, it also has encouraged a newfound appreciation for hardcopy materials, particularly when (as often it does) technology fails or falls short.

University-level students still rely on hardcopy materials to complete their studies. Their respective university libraries not only are expected to provide electronic information, but also to archive hardcopy sources that may or may not have electronic counterparts.

Providing both kinds of publications can strain budgets. Geology libraries are no exception, especially with rising publication costs.

In 2011, to help with this need, AAPG Foundation created a new program to offsets those costs and enables new data to be added continually to university geology library shelves.

Donors who have already supported this new program include Ken Macho, who graciously set up a Newly Released Publications Fund for Kansas State University, and Lawrence Funkhouser, who has generously set up funds for three schools: Oberlin College, Stanford University and Wooster University.

To set up a Newly Released Publications Fund for a university of your choice, contact the Foundation at 1 (855) 302-2743.

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