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Committee Members



Committee Role

Peter Schlosser

Arizona State University


Margaret Leinen

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Vice Chair

James Austin

University of Texas at Austin


Kristen Bloschock

Capital One


James Burch

Southwest Research Institute


Kelly Klima

RAND Corporation


Mark Moldwin

University of Michigan Ann Arbor


Tracy LaMondue


Staff Partner; Vice President, Development

Committee charge and initiatives

The primary mission of AGU’s Development Board 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 Development Board helps AGU pursue its mission of galvanizing Earth and space scientists to collaboratively advance and communicate science and its power to ensure a sustainable future.

Each member of the board is expected to contribute a minimum annual gift of $2,500 (individual) or $25,000 (corporate).


The AGU Development Board reports to the Board 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 of the Development Board

  • Partner in the cultivation and solicitation processes, including: prospect identification, making personal connections, and requests for contributions

  • Identify potential funding sources, including: individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies

  • Actively support fundraising campaigns

  • Liaise with current and potential donors of AGU

  • Offer personal recognition to donors and other volunteers

  • Actively promote AGU’s mission and the value of its fundraising efforts in advancing AGU’s programs

  • Attend and participate in 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

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