Development Board

Carlos Dengo (Chair), Texas A&M University
Mike McPhaden (Vice-Chair), NOAA
Sunanda Basu, National Science Foundation
James Burch, Southwest Research Institute
John Delaney, University of Washington
Donald Dingwell, Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich
Scott Fouse, Lockheed Martin
John Geissman, University of Texas – Dallas
Cynthia Greeley, Arizona State University
Timothy Grove, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Madeline Dana Lee, National Research Council Canada
William Reeburgh, Emeritus; University of California – Irvine
Peter Schlosser, Arizona State University
Bruce Tsurutani, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Staff Liaison
Tracy LaMondue, Development Director

The AGU Development Board’s primary mission is to provide long-term financial support for AGU by raising funds and building revenue streams through individual and corporate investments. Through their efforts, the AGU Development Board helps AGU pursue its mission of galvanizing a community of Earth and space scientists to collaboratively advance and communicate science and its power to ensure a sustainable future.

The AGU Development Board reports to the AGU Board of Directors and is responsible for:
• Future growth and strategic direction of the development program
• Soliciting support for AGU programs and initiatives
• Creating and executing policies for development that align with AGU’s strategic plan, values and organizational policies
• Promoting the importance of development, its value to AGU and to advancing and communicating science and its power to ensure a sustainable future

Specific Duties
In addition to the responsibilities listed above, individual Development Board members are expected to serve in the following roles:

Fundraising and Donor Relations
• Partner in the cultivation and solicitation processes, including: prospect identification, personal contacts and requests for contributions
• Identify potential funding sources, including: individuals, businesses, corporations, foundations, organizations, and government and volunteer agencies
• Actively support fundraising campaigns as may be reasonable and appropriate
• Liaise with current and potential donors of AGU
• Offer personal acknowledgements to donors and other volunteers

Leadership and Advocacy
• Provide leadership and actively promote AGU’s mission and the value of its fundraising efforts in advancing AGU’s mission and programs
• Attend and participate in meetings, conference calls and activities of the Development Board
• Be willing to serve and actively participate on committees as appointed
• Collaborate with members of related AGU Committees/Task Forces, and Sections as mutual issues arise
• Maintain an effective working relationship with AGU Development staff
• Represent the Development Board at functions or events that occur at the local, state and national level

Financial Expectations
• Contribute a minimum annual gift of $1,000 (Individual) or $25,000 (Corporate)