Investing in Mines

Music and Mingling at the Mines Century Society Dinner

Alumni and friends celebrated the School's philanthropic spirit at the Mines Century Society Dinner in the new Student Recreation Center on October 12. President's Council, Heritage Society and Mines Century Society members mingled with department heads, board members and administration in Lockridge Arena, which was transformed into a festive venue. President Scoggins paid special recognition on behalf of the School to 2006-2007 members of the Simon Guggenheim Society of the President's Council, listed by class year in the Annual Report of Giving enclosed in the paper copy of the magazine, and new and rising members of the Mines Century Society, listed below.

The Mines Century Society honors individuals at Copper, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond levels, whose cumulative gifts to the School total $100,000 or more.

  • Platinum Level $3,000,000 to $4,999,999
    • Harry D. Campbell*
  • Silver Level $500,000 to $999,999
    • Stanley and Judy Dempsey #
    • Alfred T. Ireson #
    • Harold M. and Patricia M. Korell #
    • Rob and Ann McKee #
    • Thomas C. Snedeker #
  • Copper Level $100,000 to $499,999
    • Frank J. Adler
    • LaVerna K. Anderson
    • John H. and Margaret S. Barney
    • Michael E. Carr
    • James S. and Jacqueline Classen
    • Irwin M. and Wilda Glasser
    • Charles S. and Judy A. McNeil
    • F. H. Merelli
    • Jack W. and Cherri M. Musser
    • Daniel Pavone
    • John S. and Danielle R. Phillips
    • Charles J. and Kathy E. Vasilius
    • James R. Weber

BP Strengthens Critical Partnership with $750,000 Gift
Sandy Stash '81 named Executive Sponsor for Mines

BP has pledged $750,000 toward scholarship and fellowship support for Mines students, strengthening the School as a key source of talent for its global operations. Additionally, the company has named Sandy Stash '81, vice president for regulatory affairs and compliance for BP Exploration Alaska, as BP Executive Sponsor for Mines.

Top students in chemical engineering, geology, geophysics, economics and business, mechanical engineering and petroleum engineering will be eligible for financial support through the new BP program. In addition, recipients will have the opportunity to apply for internships and full-time positions with the company.

As BP's executive sponsor, Stash has begun working with the School and the company to identify additional areas of collaboration and mutual benefit. In September, she met with academic and program leaders at Mines to discuss BP's role in educational enhancement as well as potential research and commercial projects.

Stash plans to launch a series of activities to raise the company's profile as an employer of choice on campus. "Clearly, the biggest challenge for BP and the global energy business is to find people with the right skills to lead the industry into the next several decades and beyond," said Stash. As "tenacious problem solvers" with excellent technical and critical thinking skills, she noted that Mines graduates are among BP's most valuable employees. Many recent Mines graduates who have joined the company are poised to take future leadership positions with BP, she added.

From a personal standpoint, Stash relishes the opportunity to reconnect with the Mines community. "I feel very fortunate to have had a Mines education," she said, "and am thrilled to have the opportunity to further strengthen and deepen the relationship between BP and MInes."

Mines Receives $309,599 from the Estate of LaVerna K. Anderson; Other Recent Gifts

Colorado School of Mines recently received seven large gifts:

  • Bequest distributions of $309,599 were received from the estate of LaVerna K. Anderson for The Mines Fund, in memory of E. Bernard Klunker.
  • A bequest of $247,570 from the estate of Emil J. Bruderlin '10 will provide unrestricted support for The Mines Fund.
  • Harry D. Campbell '42 made gifts totaling $78,035 to the Harry D. Campbell Football Field Fund. He also made gifts of $103,560 to the Harry Campbell Endowed Scholarship Fund, which supports varsity football players.
  • Gerald '68 and Tina Grandey gave $100,000 in support of the McBride Honors Program, the student-initiated Washington Internship Fund, The Mines Fund, and the Grandey Curriculum Mini-Grant Fund.
  • The Henry Luce Foundation contributed $108,870 to support Dr. Kathryn Johnson, the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering.
  • William F. Oline '52 made a gift of $100,410 to the Harry C. Kent Petroleum Geology Graduate Scholarship Fund, established in 1991 to support graduate students in petroleum geology. Harry Kent, a former Mines geology professor, was Bill's college roommate when they attended Mines.
  • Tom Snedeker '36 established two charitable gift annuities with $120,000 and $30,000 gifts in support of the Petroleum Engineering Department.

Other recent gifts over $25,000 from individuals, corporations and foundations:

  • Jerome T. '64 and Rebecca Broussard continued their support of the Broussard Family Engineering and Technology Management Scholarship Fund with a $50,000 gift.
  • Margaret Campbell and her husband, Edward Johnson, made a $50,000 gift to the Harry Campbell Endowed Scholarship Fund in honor of Harry's recent birthday.
  • Paul D. Chamberlin, a friend of Mines, established the Chamberlin Endowed Scholarship Fund with a gift of $53,218 to support undergraduates studying extractive metallurgical engineering.
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation contributed $25,000 toward the Chesapeake Scholars program.
  • Johanna P. Collester contributed $33,030 in continued support of the Stewart M. and Johanna P. Collester Fund.
  • Marshall C. III '67 and Jane Crouch gave $40,000 to support student workers at the Geology Museum and Geology Department activities, and to make a payment on their $250,000 commitment to Marquez Hall.
  • The Daniels Fund contributed $50,000 to support the Mobile Science Show.
  • Stan and Judy Dempsey contributed $250,000 in continued support of Arthur Lakes Library, the Dempsey Endowment for Special Collections, and the Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund.
  • Devon Energy Corporation contributed gifts totaling $70,000 in support of the Petroleum Engineering Department and the Devon Energy Corporation Scholarship.
  • The Energy Cup contributed $25,000 to support the Energy Cup Scholarship Fund.
  • ExxonMobil contributed gifts totaling $26,300 in support of the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Geology, Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering.
  • Edward F. Gallegos '92 gave $50,000 to support the Jack Hancock Endowed Scholarship Fund.
  • Richard J. Gardner '70 made a $25,000 gift in continued support of the Gardner Endowed Scholarship Fund in Athletics and The Mines Fund.
  • Infiltrator Systems, Inc. continued its support of Dr. Robert L. Siegrist's work in the area of on-site and alternate wastewater technologies with recent gifts totaling $48,000.
  • Bob Irelan '68 made an additional $25,000 payment toward his $100,000 gift for the Darden Baseball Field Project.
  • John '52 and Erika Lockridge continued their support of the new Recreation Center with a $60,000 gift.
  • Marathon Oil Company contributed gifts totaling $140,000 toward the Marathon Center of Excellence for Reservoir Studies and the Marathon Oil Company Scholarship Fund.
  • Charlie McNeil '71 gave $1,000 to The Mines Fund and $25,000 to continue his support of the Recreation Center.
  • A bequest distribution of $85,000 was received from the estate of Daniel Pavone '48, MS '51 in support of The Mines Fund.
  • Alan G. Provost '62 made a $25,000 gift in continued support of The Mines Fund and the Niles E. Grosvenor Scholarship in Underground Mining Engineering, which he established last year to honor the late Mines professor.
  • Rio Tinto contributed $48,000 toward the Rio Tinto Student Scholarship Fund.
  • Schlumberger gave a Faculty for the Future Award of $36,290 to a graduate student in Materials Science.
  • Shawnee Mission Mining contributed $25,000 to support graduate research in the Department of Mining Engineering.
  • Shell Oil Company contributed gifts totaling $32,000 in support of the Shell Incentive Scholarships and the Oil Shale Symposium.
  • Don '56, MS '61 and Patricia Warner established a charitable gift annuity with a gift of $50,000, the residuum of which will fund the Don L. and Patricia Warner Scholarship Fund.