NMGS Foundation — Funding Goals

2017 Goals

The New Mexico Geological Society (NMGS) has a distinguished history as one of the premier state geologic organizations in the country, dating to its founding 70 years ago in 1947.  One of the primary attributes, that differentiates the NMGS from many state geological societies, is the ready access to world-class geologic outcrops and the effort to get young geoscience students out of the classroom and into this natural laboratory to gain hands-on experience during the annual Fall Field Conferences.  NMGS Fall Field Conference organizers and presenters are at the forefront of their geoscience fields and use the latest technologies and applications that optimize student learning experiences and broaden their educational experience.

The goal of ensuring student participation in NMGS annual field trips and research events will continue the legacy of NMGS events as a premier nationwide destination for education in the geosciences.  Our goal for 2017 is to raise $50,000 in gifts by December 31 and continue the NMGS Foundation’s role in supporting student participation. To ensure the success of this campaign, NMGS Foundation Board members have committed to match the first $14,000 of funding dollar for dollar.  Our annual funding success will positively impact New Mexico geology student and faculty contributions to our science as well as society as a whole.

Please join us in expanding the resources available to geoscience students in New Mexico. If you are interested in establishing your legacy and expanding the resources available to NMGS students, please consider creating your own scholarship or endowment.

Example Donation Levels

We are happy to receive donations in any amount, but for larger amounts , various options are possible for scholarships (see examples below), which are the primary way donations are put to use.

Endowments (assumes 4% annual yield)

  • Academic Scholarship – minimum $25,000 yields $1000 per year
  • Graduate Scholarship – minimum $50,000 yields $2000 per year
  • Graduate Fellowship – minimum $100,000 yields $4000 per year

Annual Scholarships

  • Academic scholarship $1000 annually for 5 years:  $5,000 total
  • Academic scholarship $1500 annually for 4 years:  $6,000 total
  • Academic scholarship $2000 annually for 5 years:  $10,000 total
  • Academic scholarship $2500 annually for 4 years:  $10,000 total

Contact:
James Cearley — NMGS Foundation Outreach Officer, at jbcearley@gmail.com, 832-623-1437 to discuss these options.

The New Mexico Geological Society and NMGS Foundation are 501 (c)(3) organizations and any donations we receive are tax deductable.