Why/How to Donate?
Why should I donate to the SEG Foundation?
The SEG Foundation is addressing the needs of geoscientists, focused on the broader geophysical community, and the general public.
Through its innovative programs and ongoing support of geoscientists worldwide, the SEG Foundation is Advancing Geophysics Today and Inspiring Geoscientists for Tomorrow.
Members of SEG and geoscientists around the globe should have access to innovative, state-of-the-art programs and services. Member dues and other sources of revenue can only support incremental improvements to SEG services.
Your support helps the SEG Foundation fund the big challenges and changes that keep your profession up-to-date.
The SEG community is facing two great challenges.
- The first is advancing geophysics today by promoting technical innovation and providing professional support to an increasingly global community of members.
- The second is attracting and inspiring young geoscientists to meet society’s needs tomorrow for leading edge geophysics in an even more resource hungry and environmentally concerned world.
Your contribution to the SEG Foundation is one of the best investments you can make. By providing critical operational support of our programs and activities, you can make a difference that will impact thousands of lives all over the world… and even your own career!
How can I make a donation or a gift?
Your gift of any size will make a tremendous impact! Donating to the SEG Foundation has never been easier. Make your gift online or mail your check to: SEG Foundation; 8801 S. Yale Ave., Ste. 500; Tulsa, OK 74137; United States of America.
Your gift makes the biggest impact when it is unrestricted. By providing an unrestricted gift, you enable SEG Foundation leadership to utilize your donation where it is needed most. When you make a commitment at qualified levels, you will be recognized as a member of one of the SEG Foundation’s annual donor clubs: Doodlebugger Society, High Velocity, Trustee Associates, or Sustaining Trustee Associates.
You can also make a multi-year pledge (PDF) (requiring a minimum of $1,000 each year) over a number of years (minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 5 years) for a total gift amount (minimum of $5,000). The option exists also for you to charge a onetime payment to a credit card or elect to have a recurring/monthly credit charged to your credit card.
Additional gift opportunities include:
CORPORATE MATCHING GIFTS
Don’t forget to check for matching funds! Many companies offer a matching gifts program for their employees and retirees. You could double your gift and its impact! Ask your employer about availability or send us a message at email@example.com.
GIFT OF SECURITIES
Often, long-term appreciated assets provide a charitable deduction for the full market value of the security. Such donations also allow the donor to avoid capital gains tax. If you have questions or would like to make a gift of securities, contact the SEG Foundation. Please do not mail stock certificates with your pledge card. If you are interested in contributing with stocks or through wire transfer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESTATE AND PLANNED GIFTS
Making a planned gift through your estate is a great way to establish your legacy and celebrate the science and industry that contributed to your success. Planned gifts can provide income and tax benefits to you and your family. Please contact the SEG Foundation for more information.
Our gift acceptance policy is available and may help in providing additional information.