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A A P G F o u n d a t i o n2ContentsLetter From the Chairman........................................................ 3AAPG-OSU Petroleum Geoscience GIS Consortium................... 5ACE - LEAP.............................................................................. 5Awards Fund............................................................................ 5The Bridge Fund....................................................................... 5Continuing Education Fund...................................................... 6Daniel Busch Library Fund....................................................... 6Digital Products Fund.............................................................. 6Distinguished Lecture Fund...................................................... 7E. F. Reid Dibblee Fund............................................................. 7E. F. Reid Scouting Fund........................................................... 8General Fund........................................................................... 8Graduate Student Competition ................................................ 9Grants-In-Aid Fund................................................................... 9Holland Award of Excellence.................................................... 9James A. Hartman Student Fund............................................ 10K-12 Education Fund.............................................................. 10L. Austin Weeks Memorial Fund.............................................. 10L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Fund..................................... 10Michel T. Halbouty Fund......................................................... 11Michel T. Halbouty Lecture Fund............................................. 11Named Public Service Fund................................................... 11Paul & Deana Strunk Geology Fellowship................................ 12Professorial Grants Fund........................................................ 12Publications Pipeline.............................................................. 12Region Special Lecture Program............................................. 12Search & Discovery: Online Technical Resource ...................... 13Special Publications Fund...................................................... 13Visiting Geoscientist Fund...................................................... 13Wallace Pratt Bulletin Fund.................................................... 14Web Services......................................................................... 14Contribution Form.................................................................. 15


Letter from the ChairmanDear Friends,Thank you for your interest in the AAPG Foundation.The AAPG Foundation is a strong support to this generation. Thefollowing pages give you an overview of the programs and funds thatthe AAPG Foundation currently supports. The Board of Trusteesalso approves projects and proposals for funding which fulfill itsmission – to support educational, charitable and scientific activitiesthat benefit the geologic profession and the general public. Thisopportunity is made available by a bequest from L. Austin Weeks. Tosee a list of projects and programs funded, go online tohttp://foundation.aapg.org/pastprogramsupport.cfm.Thanks to many dedicated contributors, the AAPG Foundation’soperating fund now covers the entire cost of operating the AAPGFoundation. That means that 100% of your gift goes directly towardthe purpose you designate without the need to set aside a portion tocover administrative or overhead costs.As a thank you for your donation, your name will appear in anupcoming edition of the Explorer magazine.Please take this opportunity to send in your gift or pledge in theenclosed envelope. We’ll make sure your gift is directed to the fundthat means the most to you. Gifts of over $25,000 are eligible forthe establishment of endowments.Sincerely,William L. FisherChairman, AAPGFoundationA A P G F o u n d a t i o n3


The AAPG Foundation Trustees,A A P G F o u n d a t i o nTrustee Associates and staffare extremely grateful for yourcontributions. With your help, theAAPG Foundation is increasing itssupport for many geological programs.4


AAPG-OSU Petroleum GeoscienceGIS ConsortiumEstablished in 2008 through funding by T.Boone Pickens, the Boone Pickens Digital GeologyFund accelerates and sustains AAPG Datapages’Geographic Information Systems (GIS) publishingprogram through the AAPG-Oklahoma StateUniversity (OSU) Geoscience GIS Consortium.Mr. Pickens’ endowment, exceeding $7 million,generates $240,000 per year for this program.ACE - LEAPLeadership, Education & Activities Program – AAPG is expandingstudent initiatives at its Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE)to include the AAPG Student Leadership, Education and ActivitiesProgram (LEAP).Participating students havethe opportunity to attend shortcourses and activities. Subjectmatter includes basic training,cross-disciplinary exercises andat least one current cutting-edgetopic.Awards FundThe Awards Fund provides thefunding of the AAPG Honors andAwards. The Honors and Awardsprogram provides a means forrecognizing outstanding achievementsand contributions by professionalgeologists, especially in the area ofexploration for petroleum and energy mineral resources, and byother professionals who further the goals and objectives of ourscience, our profession, and our Association.The Bridge FundThe Bridge Fund is dedicatedto the creation of a feature lengthdocumentary film and companionwebsite that will help alert and informthe world of future trends in energy useand production.A A P G F o u n d a t i o n5


A A P G F o u n d a t i o nContinuing Education FundThe Continuing Education Fund wasestablished to provide a source offunding for post-collegiate training ofearth scientists. The program is focusedon assisting existing educationalinstitutions with the establishment ofcomputer applications training centers.The centers provide earth scienceprofessionals initial and ongoing trainingto explore for and develop petroleumresources.Daniel Busch Library FundEstablished with a gift annuity to the AAPG Foundation by Dr.Daniel A. Busch, earnings fromthis fund defray any expensesdirectly related to the operationof the AAPG Foundation EnergyResources Library.Digital Products FundThe Digital Products Fund supports development of electronicdocuments through Datapages including maps and collectionsof publications by AAPG Affiliated Societies. Your gift makes theknowledge and experience of prior generations available to today’sstudents and working professionals.Also, endowments within the Digital Products Fund pay forDatapages Archives subscriptions at many colleges and universities.Ask whetheryour alma materhas an endowedsubscription.Your one-time giftof $15,000 willprovide perpetualaccess.6


Distinguished Lecture FundThe Distinguished LectureFund was established to fund theDistinguished Lecture Program,which is the Association’s oldestand most popular program,reaching into affiliated societiesand universities around the world.In addition to the distinguishedlecturers supported by the generalearnings of the fund, substantial contributions from companies andindividuals support five distinguished lecturers each year whosetours are individually identified with the names of distinguishedmembers being honored or memorialized – Roy Huffington, DeanA. McGee, J. Ben Carsey, Merrill Haas-Wallace Pratt,and AllanP. Bennison. The general topic and/or geographic area to beaddressed by a Named Distinguished Lecturer may be determinedby the donor.E. F. Reid Dibblee FundThe E. F. Reid Dibblee Fund was established to help supportthe Thomas W. Dibblee, Jr. Center for Geology, which wascreated through the merger of the Thomas W. Dibblee, Jr.Geological Foundation and the Santa Barbara Museum ofNatural History. The Foundation has provided funding forthe publication of up to 200 geological maps of central andsouthern California research by Thomas W. Dibblee, Jr. duringhis lifetime of fieldwork.The late Eugene F. Reid was an avidsupporter of the Dibblee mappingprojects through generous donations tothe Foundation. It was the FoundationTrustees’ desire to recognize Reid’sgenerosity by naming the fundaccordingly. AAPG Bookstore offers359 of the (more than) 400 Dibbleegeological quadrangles.A A P G F o u n d a t i o n7


A A P G F o u n d a t i o nE. F. Reid Scouting FundThe E. F. Reid Scouting Fundsupports the teaching of geologyto Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts andyouth in other organizations asdetermined by the Trustees ofthe Foundation. With supportfrom the Foundation and inputfrom AAPG members and BoyScout staff, the current BoyScout Geology Merit Badgerequirements and instructive materials were developed. Also,with AAPG Foundation sponsorship, AAPG members performadministrative and teaching functions at various local and nationalBoy Scout venues in connection with the Geology Merit Badge.The fund began with a Leadership Gift by Eugene F. (Bud) Reid:petroleum geologist, AAPG Past President, AAPG FoundationTrustee, past member of the Boy Scouts of America NationalExecutive Board (12 years), and past member of the ExecutiveCommittee (8 years) of the World Organization of the ScoutMovement. Further, he was active in planning and directing WorldJamborees and was the BSA representative to many internationalScouting committees.General FundThe General Fund exists for the discretionary use of Trusteesto support any activity which they deem worthy and is in accordwith the purposes for which the Foundation was established; i.e.,education, charitable, and scientific activities related to, or alliedwith the field of geology.8


Graduate Student CompetitionThe Imperial Barrel Awardceremony is the excitingculmination of AAPG’s prospectexploration evaluation andpresentation competition. Thecontest is an annual eventbetween teams of geosciencegraduate students and theirrespective faculties from variousuniversities. Students competeto win scholarship funds for theirinstitutions which are dedicated topetroleum geoscience education.Grants-In-Aid FundThe Grants-in-Aid Fund provides financial support for researchto graduate students in geology and related earth sciences.The Named Grants-in-Aid have become an increasingly popularway for members to endow an annualgrant in his/her name or in honorof/memory of a family member,respected colleague, organization orinstitution. The minimum amountneeded to establish a $500 Named/Memorial Grant is currently $12,500.Funding which reaches $75,000 fundsthe highest awarded grants of $3,000.Holland Award of ExcellenceWith an endowment established by David “Scotty” Holland, thiscash award is given annually to a selected faculty member fromthe Holland School of Sciences andMath at Hardin-Simmons University.The selected faculty is recognized forhigh achievement. The funds are to beused for professional development andenrichment.A A P G F o u n d a t i o n9


A A P G F o u n d a t i o nJames A. HartmanStudent FundTo fund AAPG bookstore $25 gift certificatesgiven to student presenters at the student sessionof the annual conference.K-12 Education FundThe K-12 Education Fundprovides the Foundation’songoing support for geologicaleducation in earth sciencecourses being taught inelementary and secondaryschools. Special emphasis isplaced on the importance tosociety of the production ofnatural resources ranging fromgravel to oil and natural gas.Some of the programs funded from within the K-12 Education Fundare the “Educate the Teachers”, which we affectionately refer to asthe John Bookout initiative because of his continued support, theAGI Earth Science Week Program and K-12 Student Field Trips andTeachers Day at the AAPG Annual meeting. In addition, this fundprovides an annual cash award of $5,000 to the AAPG K-12 Teacherof the Year Award.L. Austin Weeks Memorial FundEstablished in 2005 from a bequest from L. Austin Weeks toprovide funding for programs and projects that promote the scienceof petroleum geology, the fund is unrestricted and distributed at thediscretion of the Trustees.L. Austin WeeksUndergraduate FundEstablished in the fall of 1997 by Mr. Weeksto assist undergraduate students and theiruniversities, this fund provides $1,000 grantsper school to each qualified AAPG StudentChapter as outlined in the program.10


Michel T. Halbouty FundThis fund awards the Michel T. HalboutyTexas A & M University/American Associationof Petroleum Geologists Foundation EndowedFellowship to a worthy and deserving studentenrolled in Texas A & M University at CollegeStation, Texas. The recipient shall be astudent in good standing pursuing a graduatedegree in geology, geophysics, or geosciencesfrom Texas A & M University.Michel T.HalboutyLecture FundThe Michel T. HalboutyLecture Fund supports anannual lecture focusing onexploration to be given at theAAPG Annual Convention &Exhibition. The subject of thelecture must deal with wildcatexploration in any part ofthe world, especially in areaswhere major discoveries mightcontribute significantly to petroleum reserves or space explorationwhere astrogeological knowledge would further mankind’s abilityto develop resources on earth and in our solar system.Named Public Service FundEstablished to provide an endowed source of unrestricted fundsto support programs and projects which further the mission of theFoundation. For a minimum contribution of$25,000, a donor is allowed to name a fundin honor of his or her family or colleagues.The first three named endowments are:the Hugh Looney Excellence EndowmentFund, established by friends and familyto honor the late Hugh Looney, the GibbsFamily Endowment Fund, and the Jack andCatherine I. Threet Endowment Fund for theAdvancement of Petroleum Geology.A A P G F o u n d a t i o n11


A A P G F o u n d a t i o nPaul & DeanaStrunk GeologyFellowshipTo honor Paul & Deana Strunk, andto provide financial assistance to a gradstudent in the Geology Department ofKansas State University.Professorial Grants FundThe Professorial Grants Fundwas established to providefinancial assistance for collegeand university professorsto help defray the cost ofattending AAPG courses.PublicationS PipelineThis program strives to improve geoscience education incountries abroad by providing used geoscience books andperiodicals at no cost to eligible libraries that request them.Donations of geoscience books and periodicals are collectedand forwarded to overseas universities and libraries. Publicationsare donated by company libraries orgeoscientists, some of whom are retiredor deceased. The AAPG Foundationprovides funding to ship these materials.To date, the committee has shipped over70 tons of publications to numerousuniversities serving an untold number ofstudents in more than a dozen countries.Region Special Lecture ProgramGeoscience lecturers in the AAPG regions are in continuousdemand, especially from universitiesand AAPG affiliated societies. Thisprogram is designed to enable regionaloffices to select top scientists from eachregion to make a tour within the region,focusing on regional exploration playsand development projects or on currentgeoscience/technical issues.12


Search and Discovery:Online Technical ResourceSearch and Discovery(www.searchanddiscovery.com) publishes onlinethe many talks, postersand videos from AAPGconventions, educationworkshops and section/region meetings. ThisDatapages serviceis extremely popularamong AAPG members,students and the scientificcommunity at large asa form of open accesspublishing. This free service costs us more than $200,000 per yearand your gift will provide for the continuation of this vital resource.Special PublicationsFundAAPG is one of the top petroleum geosciencepublishers in the world. Special publicationsprovide members and other industryprofessionals with focused and timely studies oncritical scientific topics.Visiting Geoscientist FundThe Visiting Geoscientist Fund provides funding for selectedgeologists to visit college/university earth science departments todiscuss career opportunitieswith students and faculty.A A P G F o u n d a t i o n13


A A P G F o u n d a t i o nWallacePrattBulletinFundEstablished in 1971,this fund provides supportof publishing the AAPGBULLETIN.Web ServicesThe portal to our profession’s future is through web services.Online resources represent the primary method for disseminationof scientific information.With generations ofavailable informationwaiting to be digitized,AAPG has barelyscratched the surface onthis opportunity.Emerging OpportunitiesDo you have an interest in an area not represented in thisbrochure? Call the Foundation office to discuss the next greatprogram or initiative! 1.888.945.2274 extension 674.14


A A P G F o u n d a t i o n#Yes, I want to contribute to the AAPG Foundation andsupport its efforts to further the science and knowledgeof geology.Name________________________________________________Contribution DetailsPlease complete the following information. Check should bemade payable to theAAPG Foundation.”Address______________________________________________City_______________ State_____________ Zip____________Country______________________________________________q I have enclosed my check for $_______________q Use credit card (at the left)for my contribution of $_______________Gift Made by Credit Cardq American Express q Diners Club q Discoverq Mastercard q VisaCredit Card #_______________________________________Expires:_______Signature:___________________________My contribution is made: q in Memory of q in Honor ofName ______________________________________________________Please notify:_______________________________________________(name & address, please)_______________________________________________


A A P G F o u n d a t i o nGen2011163 For a specific fund(see reverse side for suggestions)3 In memory or in honor of a special person,friend, relative, professor or colleague.To see more detail on the funds and programs listed, go tohttp://foundation.aapg.org/fundsdescription.cfmAt your option, special gift designations can be made:To contribute online: http://foundation.aapg.org/donate.cfm3 Gifts of cash3 Gifts of stock3 Gifts naming the AAPG Foundation in yourwill or trust3 A unitrust3 A gift annunity (would provide income to donor)AAPG FoundationP.O. Box 979Tulsa, OK 74101-0979Phone: (918) 560-2644(toll free North America 1.888.945.2274, ext. 644)E-mail: foundation@aapg.orghttp://foundation.aapg.orgWays to ContributeContributions may be made in several forms. Considerwhich method gives you the greatest tax benefit, as providedunder U.S. tax law.We would be glad to provide information to help youchoose the best way to contribute. Please feel free to callor write us with any questions.#A A P G F o u n d a t i o n

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