John & Michelle Humphrey
Will Green
“I am pleased to support programs sponsored by the AAPG Foundation, especially those that help students – the next generation of oil finders and those that support publications, both print and digital.”

John & Michelle Humphrey
Bob Lindblom
“My deepest appreciation for the Certificate of Merit I received last week. It will soon be in a suitable frame for display in our home. It is truly humbling to receive these awards from AAPG. The Association has been a part of my life for almost 60 years. During this time I have had the opportunity to accept many challenges and all with equal rewards that I will cherish and remember plus the privilege to meet and become life-long friends with fellow members of AAPG. I would be remiss if I did not mention the friendship and admiration I have for the staff of AAPG in Tulsa. Thank you again.”

John & Michelle Humphrey
Kim and Mark Leonard
“My career in geosciences has given me the opportunity to explore the world beyond my wildest dreams. Kim and I give to the AAPG Foundation to help future geologists to have the same opportunity.”

John & Michelle Humphrey
Don O'Nesky
“I support the AAPG Foundation because of the numerous outstanding projects it has funded over many years benefiting working geologists, students, and the general public. The VGP, Distinguished Lecture, K-12, Student Grants-in-aid, and Foundation Library are just a few of the programs that have been consistently funded for decades, benefiting thousands of AAPG members and non members. The AAPG Foundation is a great investment for all of us.”

John & Michelle Humphrey
Charles and Linda Sternbach
“We support AAPG programs because they fuel professionalism, education, and science fundamental to our industry. As geologists, it is natural that we, through the Foundation, encourage geoscientists to expand our geological frontiers and honor those who enhance our heritage.”

John & Michelle Humphrey
“AAPG kept me from having to "roughneck" for a living.”
Josh Oden

John & Michelle Humphrey
Dennis and Judy Thomas
“I have worked 26 years for a company that is the legacy of one of the founders of AAPG, Everett Lee DeGolyer. I have been saturated with the historical significance of the AAPG and its importance to the success or our profession. In a very early stage in my life I taught Earth Sciences and appreciated the materials provided by the AAPG to K-12 education. At this point in my career I have little opportunity to donate my time but I can recognize the positive efforts of others through the work of the Foundation by donating my money, meager though the sums may be. Thanks for the opportunity to 'pay back.'”

John & Michelle Humphrey
Tako Koning
“As a geology student, I loved listening to experienced geologists who would visit from time-to-time and give lectures to the P.S. Warren Geological Society. This inspired me to embark on a 40 year career as a petroleum geologist living and working in Canada, Indonesia, Nigeria and Angola. For this reason, I especially like to support the AAPG's Visiting Petroleum Geologist Fund and the Distinguished Lecture program.”

John & Michelle Humphrey
Kenji Hirabayashi
“In 2009, I received a 30-year membership certificate from AAPG. Bulletins and publications were always a source of my geological knowledge and profession. So, I am liable for the repayment of the education that AAPG gave me.”

John & Michelle Humphrey
John & Michelle Humphrey
“I support the Foundation because it directly contributes to furthering our science. My career has focused on students and Foundation support of student research and activities is invaluable for preparing our next generation of scientists, engineers, and explorationists.”

Jack & Katy Threet
Jack & Katy Threet
“We continue to be proud to contribute to AAPG Foundation because it generously supports the understanding and advancement of the greatest profession in the world – petroleum geology!”

J. Ben Carsey
In Memory of J. Ben Carsey
“There are many reasons for my continuing support of the AAPG Foundation. AAPG and its publications were always a source of inspiration and enrichment to my father, Ben Carsey. His writings on his findings which were published in various AAPG bulletins and publications and hopefully in turn enriched other geologists and the profession. Were he alive, he would be proud that the support of the AAPG Foundation is being made by me on his behalf. My brother, J. Ben Jr., who died on March 30, 1998, left a bequest under his will (with the same respect and appreciation of our father) to fund a Lecturer in the Distinguished Lecturer Program known as the 'J. Ben Carsey Distinguished Lecturer.'” —Dorothy Carsey Sumner

Joanne & Lee Billingsley
Joanne & Lee Billingsley
“Joanne and I contribute to the Foundation in hopes that in some small way we are encouraging the next generation of petroleum geologists. I imagine an energetic, curious young student that wants to channel their talents into some worthwhile career. But which career? Many first-generation geologists, like myself, got into our careers by accident without much vision of a career. We just want more young people to be informed and encouraged about geology, and Foundation programs accomplish that.”

Bruce S Appelbaum
Bruce S Appelbaum
“It is more important than ever that the public be aware of the importance of the geosciences to our future well being. That is why I support the AAPG Foundation and especially its role in advancing geoscience education in our primary schools and to public office holders.”

Jon R. Withrow
Jon R. Withrow
“As a member of the AAPG for 45 years, it is a privilege for me to fund AAPG named scholarships for university geology students.”
Jon and Cathryn Withrow established an endowment in 2008 which funds an annual $1,500 scholarship for a University of Oklahoma graduate student. The Withrow's live in Norman, OK.

James A. Gibbs
James A. Gibbs
“As one of the six Trustees of the AAPG Foundation, I have the opportunity to see and review many of the requests for non-budgetary grants that are received by the Association each year. Most proposals are worthy of consideration, and would serve to initiate, expand or enhance geosciences programs that are in the public interest. It's always a great pleasure to me to be able to participate in the decision to support such grants, with Foundation funds provided by gifts from members and friends. The hope of the Trustees is that all AAPG members will consider contributing to the Foundation, and help us increase its assets and effectiveness.”

James Gibbs
Bill and Louise Barrett
“Louise and I support the geosciences through K-12, undergraduate and graduate-level education and public outreach. Plus, giving back to an industry that has been so good to us, our family and many of our friends is important to us. It is the right thing to do.”

James Gibbs
Marlan Downey
“I have been fortunate,... so I owe others.”
Marlan Downey has been a faithful supporter of K-12 education and many other initiatives. He has been a Foundation Trustee Associate since 1996, was a Sidney Powers Medal Award recipient in 2008 and became a Foundation Trustee in April of 2006. We are truly grateful for his steadfast support.

Bob Cowdery
Bob Cowdery
“I support the Foundation efforts, particlarly their work in K-12 and also their providing scholarships to those students enrolled in Geology. I believe this nation is looking at a shortage of Geoscientists and any help that individuals and organizations may provide is definitely needed.”

Ed Heath
Ed Heath
“I recently received a letter signed by Bill Fisher, David Lange and Natalie Adams thanking me for contributing to the AAPG Foundation for 16 consecutive years. I had no idea that I had felt a commitment to the Foundation for this duration. Why have I donated to the Foundation this long? It is because of the Foundation's support for the many funds and programs annually totaling 2 million dollars which plays a significant role in advancing educational, charitable and scientific activities related to the field of geology. I intend to continue my support of the Foundation as best as I can, and as a member, to cherish the association with fellow members at receptions and annual meetings. I encourage all members of AAPG to seriously consider joining the Foundation, in doing so your rewards will be infinite.”

Bob Weimer
Bob Weimer
“Recently, I received a 60-year Membership Certificate and was reminded what AAPG and the Foundation have meant to my career and to me personally. I support the Foundation because of its core focus: Financial assistance to students; transfer of knowledge through the Distinguished Lecture and Visiting Geoscientist Programs; and research and publications for use by this and future generations of energy explorers. I urge members to make a new or enlarged gift to the Foundation as a part of the "Meeting Challenges and Assuring Success" Campaign to fulfill present and future needs of the membership.”

Marta Weeks
Marta Weeks
“I give to AAPG to honor my father, my husband and my father-in-law, all of whom were involved in petroleum geology.”
Marta Weeks has been an AAPG Foundation Trustee Associate since 1976. She was awarded the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal in 2008 in recognition for extraordinary philanthropy and service directed to advance the mission of the AAPG Foundation.

Herbert Davis
Herbert Davis
“Shirley and I have had a long experience with AAPG (since 1956) and with the Foundation (beginning with our joining the Trustee Associates in 1978). We have always thought the overall AAPG programs afforded geoscientists a great opportunity to continue their education, network with their peers, and volunteer to promote geology. We began donating to the Foundation in 1978 and have continued to this date. The most memorable contribution has been to our "Named Grant" for a geology student at Oklahoma State University. There were no scholarships in geology when I was a student at Oklahoma A&M (OSU) 1948-53. We consider it a privilege to support students in geology.”

Michael S. Johnson
Michael S. Johnson
“The satisfaction of helping qualified students who have financial needs is one of the main reasons for participating in such a program.”
Johnson has established the Michael S. Johnson Named Grant, which awards an annual grant to a geology student at Ohio State University. Johnson also endowed the Digital Products Fund-University Subscription for Ohio State University, providing students with uninterrupted access to the entire AAPG Digital Library – over 850,000 pages of international, national, and regional libraries of petroleum and geology and geophysics information. Johnson joined the AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates in 2009.

Robert Hobbs
Robert Hobbs
“I can't think of a better way of supporting the exposure of our young people to the joys of geoscience than to contribute to the AAPG Foundation. We must find ways of encouraging interest in young students toward pursuing careers in the oil and gas industry. The AAPG is doing a great job in interacting with young students to promote this interest in our field.”

John Amoruso
John Amoruso
“I believe that giving to the AAPG Foundation is the best way to help fund Association programs which benefit our members and make possible outreach programs which educate and inform students and the general public about geology in general and petroleum geology in particular.”

John & Coleen Silcox
John & Coleen Silcox
“I strayed into the geologic profession quite by accident, in spite of having been raised among California's prolific oil fields. I highly value two of our Foundation's activities – the K thru 12 program to reach youngsters during their impressionable age and the Grant-in-Aid program to support those already committed to a career in science, as being potential recruiting tools to sustain the vitality of our profession and thus worthy of our investment.”