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Join thousands of members who support GSA programs and priorities when they join GSA or renew their membership. Gifts at every level combine to strengthen GSA’s ability to support researchers, teachers, students, and advance the geosciences.


Please make out your check to the Foundation:
GSA Foundation
PO Box 9140
Boulder, CO 80301


Donating online is a convenient and secure way to support GSA programs and priorities. Select the DONATE button to use your credit card for a one-time or recurring monthly gift.


For gifts of securities please provide your broker with the following information:

Name of Account:
Geological Society of America Foundation
Name of Broker: Merrill Lynch
DTC Number: #5198
Account: #429-02141
Tax ID: 74-2156871

If you have any questions about arranging a transfer of securities, please contact Jeff Tyler (, 303-357-1054).

To ensure all gifts are properly received and acknowledged, please contact A.J. Villa (, 303-357-1067) with your intended fund or program to support before donating securities. Stocks arrive without donor identification, so this is an important step.


Simply listing the GSA Foundation as a beneficiary of your life insurance or retirement plan, or naming the GSA Foundation in your will or estate is an efficient and generous way to support GSA! Please contact Neil Fishman (, 303-357-1047) for bequest language, or for TIN number for beneficiary designation forms.


Corporations participate with GSA in a number of ways, including sponsorship of meetings, programs, special GSA events, and matching gifts. We can help you connect with students or gain visibility as a supporter of the geosciences. Neil Fishman (, 303-357-1047) for more information and tailored partnerships.


The GSA Foundation has helped donors establish over 100 named funds. Named funds are an excellent way to honor distinguished careers by providing support for a GSA priority in perpetuity. Please contact Neil Fishman ( regarding your ideas for a named fund.


Gifts supporting GSA can be made in memory of a colleague or family member. The GSA Foundation will notify the family of your gift. To complete a gift in memory of a specific person or event: (1) Enter the amount of your gift. (2) Select “The Greatest Needs Fund.” Then select “Add” and “Continue.” (3) In the box at the bottom of the screen under “Payment Details,” indicate the person or event your gift is memorializing. (4) Complete your gift transaction.

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