Ways to Support NAGT
NAGT Program Fund
Monies donated to the NAGT Program Fund are used to support NAGT programs and operations in the budget year in which the donations are received. Making a donation to the NAGT Program Fund allows us the greatest flexibility to put your dollars to work.
Professional Development Fund
Monies donated to this fund are used to support participation in professional development activities.
Student Academic Career Prep Fund
This fund, created in 2019 by two generous donors, works to support students at the Earth Educators' Rendezvous. Monies from the fund support 2-days of registration for students attending the Preparing for an Academic Career workshop. To receive the grant, recipients must attend all three days of the workshop, give a presentation after the workshop at their home institution and report on that activity to NAGT.
Dorothy Lalonde Stout Fund
This fund, established in 2001 by her daughters, honors Dorothy "Dottie" Lalonde Stout and recognizes her dedication to the improvement of Earth science education at every level. Monies from the fund support grants to K-12 and community college instructors attending classes or workshops, professional scientific or science education meetings, and participation in Earth science field trips, as well as for the purchase of classroom materials. For more information, see the program page.
NAGT GER Division Emerging GER Scholars Fund
The NAGT GER Division Emerging GER Scholars Award is intended to recognize promising graduate students pursing a Master's or Ph.D. in the field of geoscience education research, and to provide financial support for personal and professional expenses to broaden the set of opportunities available to those scholars. For more information, see the award page.
NAGT TED Division Earth Science Teacher Leader Fund
The NAGT TED Division Earth Science Teacher Leader Award recognizes K-12 geoscience teachers who distinguish themselves through service to their professional community, distinction in their classroom, and dedication to informal geoscience opportunities or field work for their students, based on the TED Earth Science Teacher Leader Standards. For more information, see the award page.
NAGT has also established a number of endowed funds that provide long-term support to designated activities and programs of the Association. A donation to one of these funds builds up the endowment principal and generates additional interest income. Income distributions from these funds are governed by the NAGT's Endowment Policy.
Income from the NAGT Endowment is used to support Association programs and the ongoing operating expenses of the Association. The NAGT Endowment was established by the Executive Committee in 2008.
Field Course Scholarship Endowed Fund
Income from the Field Course Scholarship Endowed Fund supports a competitive program of scholarships for students attending field courses. For more information, see the program page.
Gary Fuis and Stacey Andrews Scholarship Endowed Fund
The Gary Fuis and Stacey Andrews Scholarship Endowed Fund is created to support intern participation in the NAGT/USGS Cooperative Summer Fellowship Program. Use of funds under this endowment may serve to cover intern expenses such as travel to and from the site of the internship and other expenses that encourage and support participation in the program. Gary Fuis (1944-present) is a Scientist Emeritus at the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Science Center. Stacey Andrews (1951-2020) worked for the U.S. Geological Survey Branch of Alaskan Geology and Division of Water Resources. High-resolution images (jpegs) of Stacey's paintings can be obtained from Gary Fuis.
Honors and Awards Fund
The Honors and Awards Fund was established in 1978 through a generous donation made by one of the founders of the Association. Income from this fund is used to cover expenses incurred in presenting the Neil A. Miner Awards as well as other honors and awards bestowed by the Association. For more information on the various NAGT awards supported by this fund, see the awards webpage.
Leland Horberg Memorial Endowed Fund
The Leland Horberg Memorial Fund was established by friends of Professor Horberg, longtime professor of geology at Augustana College, at the time of his death in August 1955. Income from the fund has been used to support Association programs designed to improve the teaching of the earth sciences. Since 1990 income from the fund has also been used to support the Association's Field Camp Scholarship program.
Maurice B. Rosalsky Endowed Fund
The Rosalsky Fund was established in 1970 as a tribute to Maurice B. Rosalsky for his many years of dedication and service to the Association, including sixteen years as National Secretary and Secretary-Treasurer of the Eastern Section. Income from the Fund has been used to support a variety of Association programs. Since 1994, with the concurrence of the Rosalsky family, the income has been used to support Field Camp Scholarships.