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What’s the ASFPM Foundation been up?

Dec 19, 2018 | News & Views

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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