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The Foundation of the
American Institute of Professional Geologists

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The Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists has been established to: make educational grants to support individual scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in the geosciences; prepare literature with educational content about the role of geosciences as a critical component of the sciences and of the national economy and public health and safety; make grants to classroom geoscience teachers for classroom teaching aids; support development of education programs for the science and engineering community; support geoscience internships in the nation’s capital; support geological field trips for K-12; and support educational outreach programs to the public on the state and local level.

The Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists is a 501 (c) (3) public foundation, qualified to receive contributions in support of educational programs. Contributions and gifts-in-kind are tax-deductible.

Foundation Grant Program information and application

The Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists is a 501(c)(3). Contributions are tax deductible.

List of Foundation Board and Trustees (March 2019): Barbara H. Murphy, Chairperson; Sam Gowan, Vice-Chairperson; Michael Lawless, Secretary; Daniel St. Germain, Treasurer; Steve Maslansky, Trustee-at-Large; Brent Huntsman, Trustee; Patrick Leahy, Trustee; Richard Powers, Trustee; William Siok, Trustee; Ron Wallace, Trustee; and Larry Weber, Trustee. 

The Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists is a 501 (c) (3) public foundation, qualified to receive contributions in support of educational programs. Contributions and gifts-in-kind are tax-deductible.


Foundation of AIPG - Thank You to Donors For Contributions in 2018 (scroll down for list of donors)

Support the Foundation of the AIPG

It is that time of year. As you review your dues statement for 2019 and look at end-of-the-year donations, please take the opportunity to include a donation to the Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization so your donation is eligible for a deduction on your taxes.
 
The Foundation supports a variety of programs of the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) that include student scholarships, student and young professional workshops, educational programs aimed at practitioners, the public, and policy makers and, on occasion, some special needs requested by AIPG. The Foundation is engaged in primarily educational and scholarship programs. The Foundation may also support public information forums, public education meetings, teacher seminars, and geological seminars for other professionals such as engineers, architects, planners and others; thus coordinating the expertise of several professions for a better understanding of the geosciences and global issues. The Foundation is proud to be able to serve AIPG and the geosciences by providing financial support for these programs.
 
We ask that you support the Foundation with monetary contributions that would be used primarily to fund our scholarship and young professional initiatives, and other Foundation programs as well. The Foundation relies on the support of generous individual and corporate or group donors for financial contributions or gifts in kind. Information about donations is on the Foundation web page of the AIPG web site http://aipg.org/foundation. You may donate on-line or send your donation check by mail to:

          Foundation of AIPG
          1333 W. 120th Ave., Suite 211
          Westminster, CO 80234-2710
 
If you have any questions or comments about the Foundation, please contact me for additional information.
 
Thank you for your support of the Foundation so the Foundation may support AIPG and the geosciences. Your continued interest and support is greatly appreciated.

Barbara Murphy, CPG
Chairperson, Foundation of AIPG
480-659-7131 office phone
bmurphy@geo-logic.com

Foundation of the AIPG Has Successful Silent Auction at 2018 AIPG Annual Meeting

The Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists held a silent auction at the Welcome Reception of the AIPG Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs in September 2018. The silent auction event was held to raise money through the sale of donated items for the benefit of the Foundation and its programs, and to raise awareness of the Foundation. There was a wide range of donations from AIPG members as well as several of the exhibitors at the annual meeting. Donated items included several amazing mineral/rock specimens and fossils, historic geology books (including an 1844 edition geology book) and collector books, polished rock bookends and tumbled stones, handmade wood and stone-carved pen, a 1939 Atlas Giant Powder box, jewelry, and some brewery and distillery items.  Three bottles of bourbon were kindly donated in memory of John Stewart. It was a nice assortment of items and a variety of values. There were several items that sparked exciting bidding contests during the welcome reception. At the end of the evening, the Foundation realized about $3000 from the silent auction and the guests had a fun evening. 

The Foundation offers a big thank you to the AIPG members and exhibitors for the many wonderful donated items. And, another thank you to those who also participated in the silent auction by bidding and making a donation for that winning bid item. The money raised from the silent auction will go to the Foundations’ general fund for use toward Foundation-supported programs and scholarships.

Barbara Murphy, CPG
Chairperson, Foundation of the AIPG

Gift-in-Kind Donors: Winning Bid Donors:
David Abbott
Brandy Barnes
Richard Benson
James Burnell
Mary Loose DeViney
Charles Wm. Dimmick
Thomas Fallon (Sea Glass Art)
John Fontana (Vista Geoscience)
Chris Hogan (Doe Run Natural Resources)
Susan Judy (Stone Quilt Design)
Mike Lawless
Christine Lilek
Steve Maslansky
Bill Mitchell
Barbara Murphy
Bill Peterson (WPK Accent Tables)
Shanna Schmidt
Bill Siok
















AllysonAnderson Book
Jeneane Barber
BrandyBarnes
Ron Bell
Jim Burnell
CharlesDimmick
Hilma Font
John Fontana
Adam Heft
David Heidlanf
Helen Hickman
Carly Hoeft
Amy Hoeksema
Chris Hogan
AndrewJones
Mike Lawless
Christine Lilek
Dennis McGrane
Evan Moser
Barbara Murphy
Taylor Murray
Keri Nutter
Jayson Oliver
Sara Pearson
Dennis Pennington
Bill Peterson
Judy Peterson
Darrell Reed
Shanna Schmidt
Stacy Suppleland
Chelsea Thibodeau
Tom Van Arsdale
Shannon Williams
Nancy Wolverson

Foundation of the AIPG – Young Professional Pilot Program

We are facing a potential scarcity of professional geologists in the near future due to the aging of our workforce. This is a product of the surge from the “babyboom” generation that is approaching retirement.  AIPG has often discussed this pending human resource shortage and now wants to take steps to attract and keep youngsters in the profession.  One such step is to create a Young Professional Program.  The concept of the YPP is to bring together young geoscience professionals in various regions of the country for social interaction, training, and networking among themselves and with companies and organizations that employ geologists. The concept is to provide a program that is fun, easy to get to, of short duration, very economical, and beneficial to the young geoscientist and employers alike. The Foundation of the AIPG plans to financially support a Young Professionals Pilot Program (YPPP) that AIPG will design and operate. This YPPP will most likely be in the Denver area.  If the pilot shows promise, it can be refined and operated in other locations in the country.  Please support the Foundation, AIPG and society with your financial contribution toward this noble effort. 

Student Scholarships

Student scholarships (Undergraduate and Graduate) are made possible by the support of the Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists and the AIPG members’ voluntary contributions. To make a donation click here.

In 2019, the Foundation of AIPG funded three $1,000 undergraduate scholarships and two $1,000 graduate scholarships.

In 2018, the Foundation of AIPG funded six $1,000 undergraduate scholarships and two $1,000 graduate scholarships.

In 2017, the Foundation of AIPG funded six $1,000 undergraduate scholarships and two $1,000 graduate scholarships.

Build the Future of Geology Today!

Foundation Brochure

Support the Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists  -  Donate Online

The Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists is a 501(c)(3). Contributions are tax deductible.

Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists
In Appreciation of Generous Supporters in 2018

The Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists is appreciative of the many donations received during 2018, including monetary donations, donated gifts-in-kind for the silent auction, and funds collected from bid winners at the silent auction at the AIPG annual meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The silent auction generated interest in the Foundation and resulted in about $3000 in funds to the Foundation. We are very thankful for these contributions and the interest in the Foundation. The Foundation is proud to be able to serve AIPG and the geosciences by providing financial support for scholarship programs, student workshops, and other endeavors in support of AIPG and the geosciences. Be sure to check the web site www.aipg.org/foundation for additional information about the Foundation.
 
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax deductible.
 
We thank all our donors for their generous support of the Foundation. All contributions, no matter the amount, are greatly appreciated. Thank you!
 
Barbara Murphy, CPG
Chairperson, Foundation of the AIPG
 
The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following donors for their generosity:

Individual Donors
Foundation General Fund:

$1000 - $2000 level
Andrew L. Brill
Samuel W. Gowan
Brent E. Huntsman
Steven P. Maslansky
Barbara H. Murphy
Richard M. Powers

$500 - $999 level
Charles Wm Dimmick
William J. Siok

$100 - $499 level
J. David Applegate
William C. Berridge
Steven Brown
James R. Burnell
Robert D. Campbell
Kerry J. Campbell
Christopher M. Dail
Mark E Emerson
Benjamin L. Everitt
Richard J. Gentile
William M. Greenslade
Adam W. Heft
Helen V. Hickman
Fleetwood Raymond Koutz
P. Patrick Leahy
Robert G. Lindblom
David J. McBride
F. X. O'Keefe
John F. Prochnau
Robert J. Traylor
Larry Weber

$10 - $99 level
John R. Absalon
Daniel B. Adams
Charles R. Adams
Todd J. Aebie
Jonathan A. Aisner
Mehmet Ali Akbaba
Edward M. Allshouse
Mustafa Atalay
Raymond E. Bailey
Steven R. Ball
William B. Barber
Raymond J. Beach
Kenton L. Beal
Laurance A. Beck
Jennifer L. Becker
Lamont S. Beers
Lawrence I. Benson
Thomas M. Berg
Brian P. Bergeron
John L. Berry
James G. Billings
Michele G. Bishop
Glenn Blumstein
Gary W. Bodenstein
Neil E. Botts
Jack T. Bradford
Henry W. Brenniman
Ryan P. Bresnahan
Donald A. Brice
Andrew L. Brill
Laura A. Brinkerhoff
Garnet W. Brock
Thomas L. Brown
Severn P. Brown
Quentin J. Browne
James E. Bugh
Thomas K. Bundtzen
Matthew L. Cain
James A. Cappa
Stephen E. Catalfamo
Paul Kent Christensen
Richard F. Clement
Ted M. Cleveland
Robert H. Collins
Michael P. Convery
William W. Cooch
Ramona M. Cornea
Gregory Clay Cornett
Steven D. Craig
Kim Stanley Craig
Curt A. Cramer
Robert Paul Crandall
Daniel L. Cravens
Allan Crumbaker
Charles C. Daniel
George H. Davis
James C. Dawson
William G. Dixon
John E. Dreier
Joseph D. Edwards
Trevor R. Ellis
William T. Ellis
Thomas E. Ewing
Christopher F. Erskine
Glen L. Faulkner
John Berton Fisher
Michael R. Fisher
Edward Eugene Flint
Sergio A. Flores Castro
Linda J. Fluk
Joseph W. Fonash
Sean T. Foster
Richard A. Fox
Robert C. Freas
Steve Frost
Bruce W. Furst
Robert W. Gaddis
Lucus Earl Gamble
Dawn H. Garcia
Jason C. Giddens
Martin P. Gilgallon
Marty Goff
Carol S. Graff
Dean Grafton
D. Michael Gragg
Richard E. Gray
William W. Gray
Howard J. Grey
Peter H. Hahn
Steve C. Hamp
Eugene R. Hampton
James M. Hancock
Ann G. Harris
Jerry L. Haug

Daniel B. Haug
David B. Hawkins
William C. Hayward
Robert C. Hazlett
Scott G. Heape
Linda M. Hensel
Dean H. Herrick
Julie K. Hewlett
David M. Hite
William J. Hlavin
Corolla K Hoag
Wade A. Hodges
Michael B. Hoge
William David Hoisington
Gustav J. Holm
William H. Hoyt
James A. Humphreville
Robert L. Hunt
Walter H. Hunt
Daniel H. Hussey
Raymond E. Irwin
Calvin R. Johnson
Duane B. Jorgensen
Robert Post Johnson
John M. Jones
Sofia M. Kaczor
Robert E. Kell
G. Randy Keller
Thomas E. Kelly
Theodore K. Kendall
Raphael V. Ketani
Enkhtuvshin Avga Taij-Khishigsuren
Timothy C. Kinsella
David L. Kirchner
Michael D. Kitko
Ellis Koch
Gilbert Korman
Kerwin J. Krause
Christopher M. Kravits
Max A. Krey
Michael J. Kunz
John C. Lanigan
Mark J. Larson
Paul W. Leist
Anne Leslie
Walter T. Levendosky
Paul Brian Lewis
Aubrey Lamar Long
Leonel Lopez
John E. Lucken
EdwardP. Lump
Robert J. Lynn
Scott A. MacFabe
Thomas M. Mangan
Ronald L. Martin
Jeffrey W. Martin
Timothy D. Master

Murray M. Matson
R. David Matthews
Michael T. May
Ira P. May
E. Donald McKay
Steven L. McMillin
James E. McNeal
Sally J. Meader-Roberts
Gjulian Mecaj
Matthew Mercuri
Paul A. Metz
David W. Miller
Robert C. Minning
Lance Mion
Peter A. Mock
Joachim Mohn
Brian K. Montroy
J. Theodore Morine
John R. Morris
Ronald L. Musser
Joseph F. Novak
Mark Anthony Novokowsky
Harold J. Noyes
John C. Ochs
Erik A. Opstad
James F. Orofino
David P. Palmer
Jeffrey V. Parshley
Orus F. Patterson
J. David Patton
John H. Paugh
Guillermo Pablo Pensado
Allen O. Perry
Mark A. Petersen
Stephen Michael Petroni
Stoddard M. Pickrell
Demetrius C. Pohl
Ronald W. Pritchett
David L. Pry
Richard M. Rathbun
Kevin M. Reaman
Ronald S Reese
Bernd W. Rehm
Craig N. Reid
Kenneth F. Reighard
Kevin W. Reimer
John A. Rice
Cary M Richardson
Louis E. Rieg
Herman H. Rieke
James P. Robinson
William J. Robinson
Mark R. Rowland
Donald A. Ruggery
James A. Russell
Carl D. Savely
J. Foster Sawyer
David L. Sawicki
Glenn P. Schifferdecker
Robert F. Schmalz
Mark F. Schmidt
Peter J. Schreuder
Edward Schwetz
Thomas M. Scott
James E. Scott
Jeffrey P. Sgambato
Gerald I. Shiller
Thad N. Shows
John L. Sims
Erwin L. Single
Michael J. Skopos
Daniel L. Smith
William F. Smylie
Claire W. Snavely
Joseph P. Sontchi
John D. Sorrell
Daniel J. St. Germain
Frank L. Stanonis
Michael F. Stephen
William Warren Stewart
Thomas N. Stolz
Joseph C. Struckel
Eric M. Struhsacker
George H. Stuckey
Matthew Stump
Kyle Gordon Summers
James R. Swaisgood
Terrance E. Swor
John F. Tavolaro
Tommy B. Thompson
Paul G. Tietz
Joan Tilden
Clarence N. Tinker
Allen C. Tompkins
David P. Trainor
David L. Trautner

Candace A. Trimble
William C. Vanderwall
Nicholas L. Venti
Edwin K. Via
Jose Alberto Vizquerra-Benavides
Ronald Lee Walden
Robert C. Warthen
Robert Watson
William J. Wayne
Lawrence C. Weber
Robert E. Webster
Douglas Edward Wells
Melissa Wheaton
Michael Wightman
William E. Wilson
Grover Cleveland Wingo
Richard Michael Wolf
Edmand B. Workman
John R. Woodman
John A. Yellich
Edward R. Yopp
Lynn Benson Yuhr
Sandra A. Zelen


Individual Donors
William J. Siok
Graduate Student Scholarship:

$1000 - $2000 level
Richard M. Powers

$100 - $499 level
Roy J. Shlemon
James E. Martin
Erik H. Schot
Raymond W. Talkington
Ronald J. Wallace

$10 - $99 level
Linda M. Hensel
Ronald W. Pritchett
Curtis A. Kraemer
Charles R. Adams
Jonathan D. Arthur
L. Graham Closs
David J. Davies
Ann G. Harris
Daniel B. Haug
Linda M. Hensel
Dean H. Herrick
William David Hoisington
Michael D. Kitko
Donald K. Lumm
Mark Anthony Novokowsky
Joanne M. Noyes
Walter T. Phillips
Christopher C. Puchner
Rachel Rapprecht
Bernd W. Rehm
Thomas M. Scott
John L. Sims
John D. Sorrell
George H. Stuckey
Eric M. Struhsacker
John H. Talley
Brion D. Theriault

Individual Donors
Student Day Workshop
AIPG Annual Meeting:
Ramona Cornea
Gjulian Mecaj
William M. Mitchell
Keri Nutter
Randy Shields

Gifts-in-Kind Donors
Silent Auction:
David Abbott
Brandy Barnes
Richard Benson
James Burnell
Mary Loose DeViney
Charles Wm. Dimmick
Thomas Fallon (Sea GlassArt)
John Fontana (Vista Geoscience)
Chris Hogan (Doe Run Natural Resources)
Susan Judy (Stone Quilt Design)
Mike Lawless
Christine Lilek
Steve Maslansky
Bill Mitchell
Barbara Murphy
Bill Peterson (WPK Accent Tables)
Shanna Schmidt
Bill Siok

Silent Auction
Winning Bid Donors:
Allyson Anderson Book
Jeneane Barber
Brandy Barnes
Ron Bell Jim Burnell
Charles Dimmick
Hilma Font
John Fontana
Adam Heft
David Heidlanf
Helen Hickman
Carly Hoeft
Amy Hoeksema
Chris Hogan
Andrew Jones
Mike Lawless
Christine Lilek
Dennis McGrane
Evan Moser
Barbara Murphy
Taylor Murray
Keri Nutter
Jayson Oliver
Sara Pearson
Dennis Pennington
Bill Peterson
Judy Peterson
Darrell Reed
Shanna Schmidt
Stacy Suppleland
Chelsea Thibodeau
Tom Van Arsdale
Shannon Williams
Nancy Wolverson