About The Foundation
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Foundation Mission and Goals
To inspire and educate current and future geoscientists.
We need more Earth-educated citizens. The RMAG Foundation contributes to this important effort by:
- Offering research scholarships to graduate students at universities across the country.
- Providing funds to support and enhance geoscience teaching by educational organizations and museums.
- Awarding outstanding undergraduate students and earth science teachers.
- Funding geoscience publications and presentations.
The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Foundation was established on December 31, 1975 by action of the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG). At that time, there was a recognition that a philanthropic partner to the RMAG could provide financial support for educational, charitable, and scientific activities related to or allied with the field of geology. The funds which would allow the Foundation to fulfill its purposes would be from the earnings on investments of a principle sum that would accumulate from contributions.
The assets of the Foundation come partly from reinvested earnings, but largely from more than 40 years of contributions from members of RMAG and related entities. The Trustees have the sole responsibility for determining the amount of financial support that can be given each year to approved projects. Funding for projects supported by the Foundation is in the form of scholarships, grants, and grant/loans.
The initial Trustees of the Foundation were John P. Lockridge, John W. Rold, and Robert J. Weimer. Lockridge and Weimer served for thirteen years. The membership is indebted to them and the other early trustees for guiding the Foundation through its formative years. Others who have served as Trustees include John Robinson, Matt Silverman, Charles W. Spencer, Dudley W. Bolyard, John M. Parker, James P. Rogers, David B. MacKenzie, Laura Wray, Stephen M. Strachan, Harold E. Kellogg, Tom Sperr, Robert T. Sellars, Jr., James Huck, Phil Moffitt, Stephen Sonnenberg, Hal Maccartney, and Ryan Kowalsky.
The Board of Trustees includes:
Laura L. Wray
Wellesley College, B.A.
West Virginia University M.S.
Petroleum exploration and development
Retired; formerly Senior Staff Geologist with WPX Energy
Donna S. Anderson
California State University, Fullerton, B.A.
University of California, Los Angeles, M.S.
Colorado School of Mines, Ph.D.
Sedimentation, stratigraphy, and petroleum geology
Research Associate Professor, Colorado School of Mines and Retired from EOG Resources
Tanya L. Inks
Colorado School of Mines, B.Sc., M.Sc.
Integrated petroleum geophysics, exploration and development
AAPG Certified Professional Petroleum Geophysicist
Consulting Geophysicist, IS Interpretation Services, Inc.
University of Colorado, B.A.
University of Nebraska, M.S.
Stratigraphy and basin analysis domestic and international
Retired; formerly Chief Geoscientist for QEP Resources
David A. Taylor
Montana State University, B.S.
University of Wyoming, M.S.
Queens University, M.B.A.
Petroleum exploration and development
Managing Member, Mayfly Resources, LLC.
Danielle D. Ebnother
Southern Oregon University, B.S.
Texas A&M. M.S.
University of Phoenix, M.A.
Petroleum exploration, geochemistry, petrophysics
Senior Exploration Geologist with SM Energy
Robert S. Tucker
University of California, Los Angeles, B.S.
San Diego State University, M.S.
University of Colorado, Denver, M.Eng.
Field Development, petrophysics, Geographic Information Systems
Retired; formerly V.P. Geology, Antero Resources
Nathan T. (Nate) Rogers
University of Colorado, M.S.
Western State College, B.A.
Petroleum and mapping geologist
Contract geologist for the Colorado Geological Survey
Texas A&M University, B.Sc.
Integration of geoscience exploration and development practices with digital technologies and data science (such as cloud, AR/VR and ML/AI)
Industry Solutions Advisor, Halliburton-Landmark