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About the AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates


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:

Today, there are more than 280 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 and other donors. Click here to review the annual report for information on the Foundation and programs supported by its donors.

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

The Foundation Trustees have established 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.

Annual Meeting Recap

View Annual Meeting Event Photos *

We are pleased that that so many AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates and their guests were able to attend the 38th Annual Meeting at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. Many thanks to Stewart Henry for selecting such a beautiful venue for the meeting and his fine chairmanship. Larry Jones was the perfect fishing chairman and Mike Wisda did a top-notch job as the golf chair.

Rick Fritz is the Chair of the 2016 Trustee Associates meeting which will be held at the scenic Manua Kea Beach Resort in Kohala Coast, Hawaii. We look forward to seeing everyone there October 19-23, 2016.

Mark your calendar to attend the 2017 meeting at the lovely Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine, September 20-24. Watch for more information on the upcoming meetings.

Trustee Associate Meeting Survey

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* NOTE: Individual photos can be downloaded on the website link above. When viewing the images you will see a yellow folder appear on the right when you click on the enlarged photo. Click on the yellow folder tab with the green arrow. That enlarged picture file will then transfer to your computer. Or individual photos can be ordered as prints or other photo products using the shopping cart. Prints are made at wholesale cost from Bay Photo Pro Lab.

Other Action Items

During the various meetings held by the Trustee Associates and/or Foundation Trustees, several motions have been approved.