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Donors Engage and Connect at Fall Meeting Events

From participating in a fun run to enjoying lunch with recipients of student travel grants, donors to the American Geophysical Union helped make the 2014 Fall Meeting a success.

By Victoria Thompson

The 2014 Fall Meeting featured a full schedule of 20 events, workshops, and special outings for the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) donors to celebrate the initiatives, programs, and work that their contributions make possible. Events such as 15 December’s Student Travel Grant Appreciation Luncheon and 18 December’s Science Policy Roundtable with AGU’s 2014 Congressional Fellows brought donors together with the scientists who benefit from their support. Donors were recognized at the events for the significant impact they have on AGU programs.

Donors were invited to relax in a specially designated patron lounge between sessions. Supporters Circle and other higher level donors were served breakfast each day in the donor multipurpose room in Moscone South. Donors who attended Afternoon Salons enjoyed refreshments while discussing hot topics with AGU’s staff and volunteer leadership.

Donors made a big impact at the Fall Meeting by supporting events such as AGU’s Fun Run, which benefits the Bright Students Training as Research Scientists (Bright STaRS) program. They also showed their support for AGU’s mission by spinning the “AGU Fun(d) Wheel” in the AGU Marketplace booth within the Exhibition Hall. Participants who spun the wheel learned about their favorite AGU causes while raising money for programs such as the Mass Media Fellowship and the Thriving Earth Exchange, as well as Sections and Focus Groups. In addition, more than 2300 Fall Meeting participants made $5 gifts to the Student Travel Grant fund during registration, raising over $12,000 for the program.

Thank you to all donors who helped make 2014 such a great success!

—Victoria Thompson, Development Manager, AGU; [email protected]

Citation: Thompson, V. (2015),  Donors engage and connect at Fall Meeting events, Eos, 96, doi:10.1029/2015EO023651. Published on 10 February 2015.


AGU Thanks Fall Meeting Sponsors

AGU thanks all of our generous sponsors whose sponsorships helped support the 2014 Fall Meeting and the events at the meeting.

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