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What's the ASFPM Foundation been up?
Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Heartfelt Thanks to Our Donors and Sponsors

Thank you to our donors for making #GivingTuesday on Nov. 28 a big success! This year the ASFPM Foundation set an ambitious goal—to raise $5,000 on #GivingTuesday—with all proceeds going to its Future Leaders Scholarship fund. And to up the ante, George Riedel, the foundation’s donor coordinator, offered to match the $5,000 goal with a $1,000 donation.

By the end of the day, the foundation received $3,830 in gifts, which is an amazing amount! George decided he would donate his matching gift, bringing the total to $4,830! Sincere appreciation to all of you who donated, and to those who posted and shared tweets. Because of your efforts, the foundation continues to build the scholarship fund to help more future leaders, like our inaugural Future Leaders Scholar Jesus Mulgado, to fulfill their dreams of becoming floodplain management professionals.

As we near the end of 2018, we also want to thank the Floodplain Management Association (California, Hawaii and Nevada) for hosting the Larry Larson Speaker Series at is annual conference in Reno, Nevada this past September. Because we held the event, titled “Big Data = Big Future + Big Challenges” in conjunction with the FMA conference, it was one of our most successful speaker series with more than 350 participants. Thanks to our corporate sponsors – AECOM, Dewberry, ESP, HDR, H2O Partners, Michael Baker International, Moffatt & Nichol and Willis Towers Watson – that made this special event possible.

Planning is underway for the 2019 State Flood Risk Symposium, co-hosted by FMA, to be held this spring in Sacramento; and for the 6th Gilbert White National Policy Forum, which will be held in D.C. this March. The foundation also continues to support a number of projects conducted by the ASFPM Flood Science Center, as well as assist the Georgia Association of Floodplain Management complete an online floodplain management reference guide project. We’d like to thank all of our donors who make this work possible. If you haven’t yet given to the foundation, your donation now before the end of the year will help us to continue this important work for the floodplain management community.

Finally, the 2019 Student Paper Competition abstract submission deadline is Jan. 12. If you know a full-time student enrolled in a floodplain management related field at any college or university, please encourage her or him to submit an abstract. Three semi-finalists will be invited to submit papers and present them at the ASFPM 2019 annual national conference in Cleveland, Ohio in May. Cash prizes of up to $1,000 will be awarded.

Thank you all again for playing a vital role that allows the ASFPM Foundation to do good work for floodplain managers across the nation and globally. We wish you a safe and restful holiday season and a very Happy New Year with many more good things to come.




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