Tom Holzer, GSA Foundation Trustee and Board Treasurer, as well as a Consulting Professor in both the Departments of Geological and Environmental Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, shares with us what inspires his gifts of time and resources to the Foundation.
What inspires you to give so freely of your time serving as a GSAF Trustee?
I am paying back a debt that accumulated while I was building my career. I appreciate now more than ever the time that senior colleagues devoted to GSA and the Foundation that guaranteed a smoothly running organization that provided valuable support to me and other members.
What motivates you to give to GSA?
A significant part of the GSA budget goes to support student research, professional development, and contributes to rational public policy. All of these are important to the future health of the geosciences.
What would you say to others thinking about making a financial commitment to the Society?
Think about what matters to you professionally and whether those interests align with those of GSA. If you are unable to give now, think about a bequest.
What would you like to say to other people who donate their time and resources to GSA?
Thank you. I am impressed by your generosity of both time and money. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and working with you to support the Society.