The BCG Education Fund, founded in 2000 as an independent non-profit charitable trust, advances the educational aims of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® by funding learning programs consistent with standards promulgated by the Board and by providing incentives for study and scholarly research in accordance with the Board’s standards.

Current activities are the Helen F. M. Leary Distinguished Lecture Series and Putting Skills To Work both presented annually, and the annual competition for the Donald Mosher Memorial Award. The Debbie Parker Wayne Memorial Scholarship, awarded annually, was introduced in 2022. The Education Fund is always considering avenues for extending its educational offerings, and suggestions are heartily welcomed.

The Education Fund relies upon the generosity of contributors to support its educational outreach to current and future genealogists. The programs exist only because of that on-going generosity. Contributions are tax-deductible, and may be mailed to

BCG Education Fund
P. O. Box 14291
Washington, DC 20044

Trustees and Supporting Associates

The BCG Education Fund is administered by Trustees and Associates who dedicate their services without remuneration.

Shannon Green, CG, Trustee
Eva Holmes, CG, Trustee

Jenny Rizzo Irwin, CG, Trustee
Angela Packer McGhie, CG, Trustee
Cheryl Storton, CG, Trustee

Former Trustees and Supporting Associates

Mary McCampbell Bell, CG
Bettie Cummings Cook, CG
Stefani Evans, CG
J.H. Fonkert, CG
Kay Haviland Freilich, CG, FNGS
Patricia Hackett Nicola, CG
Marty Hiatt, CG
Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG
Kay Germain Ingalls, CG
Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
Barbara J. Mathews, CG
Darcie Hind Posz, CG
Ann Raymont, CG
Joy A. Reisinger, CG
Beverly Rice, Donald Mosher Memorial Award Administrator
Patricia O’Brien Shawker, CG
Beth A Stahr, CG
Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG
Alice Hoyt Veen, CG
Debbie Parker Wayne, CG

The words Certified Genealogist and the designation CG are registered certification marks, and the designations CGL and Certified Genealogical Lecturer are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®.

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