About the AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates

AAPG Foundation Trustee Associate Survey on Preferential Areas of Support

The AAPG Foundation Trustees seek your input regarding your preferred areas of philanthropy, as well as counsel regarding the Foundation's current priorities.

The Foundation mission is to support educational, charitable and scientific objectives that directly and indirectly benefit the geologic profession and the general public.

Survey is currently closed and results will be posted soon.

The AAPG foundation was established in 1967 by the AAPG Leadership to carry out scientific, educational objectives through the use of charitable, tax-deductible gifts and contributions from AAPG members and corporate entities.

In 1978, the AAPG Foundation Trustees officially recognized a distinguished group of contributors, known as the AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates. This select group was organized for the purpose of:


Click here for more information, you can read the History and Origin of the Trustee Associates. Today, there are more than 275 Trustee Associates who play a stellar role in the development of the AAPG Foundation’s financial resources, thereby dramatically accelerating its ability to support scientific educational programs. There are more than 30 funds and programs supported by the Trustee Associates. Click here to review the annual report for information on the Foundation and programs supported by the Trustee Associates.

Trustee Associates are governed by Bylaws and meet annually to conduct business meetings and participate in geologic field trips of regional interest. Spouses are encouraged to attend, and interesting activities are planned for their enjoyment. Click here for information on past and future meeting sites, dates and officers.

Current Officers-(2010-2011)

The Foundation Trustees have established four awards for recognition of extraordinary philanthropy and service directed to advance the mission of the Foundation.

More information for current and future Trustee Associates can be found through the links in the menu to the left, or if you are interested in becoming a member of the Trustee Associates, email the Foundation Manager, Natalie Adams.

Legacy Society

The Foundation's Legacy Society was established in 2008 by the Board of Trustees to honor and recognize donors who have advised the Foundation of their creation of a legacy gift to the Foundation through their estate plans.

If you are committed to support the Foundation's mission through a bequest or other planned gift, click here to request details to join the AAPG Foundation Legacy Society.