Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Volunteer with GEO

As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Geographical Society depends on and appreciates your time and expertise. You can choose from the many ways to give in support of our mission.

The Committees of the Geographical Society

Board President: Dr. Jill Weber
Executive Director: Dilek Karabucak
Officers: Alyce Stick (Vice President&Interim Secretary), Nancy Callan (Treasurer)
Board of Directors: Garth Connor, Maureen Coyle, Mary Carroll Donahoe, Dr. Berrin Guner, Margarita Quearalt Mirkil, Eric Rauch, Amy Shelanski.
Chair of Development and Membership Committee: Margarita Queralt Mirkil
Taking this position requires one to work with overseeing Corporate/Foundation grant campaigns. They shall also develop strategies for increased donations and fundraising. One shall seek and develop sponsorships. Lastly, define membership levels, benefits, and partnerships. Holding this chair requires overseeing membership development and retention.
Chair of Education Committee: Garth Connor
As Chair of Education one would be working on our educational events and community outreach efforts.
Chair of Finance Committee: Nancy Callan
Holding this chair requires a trustworthy personality and hands-on work with our accounts. One shall oversee all financial matters such as Accounting, Taxes, Financial Statements, and Budgeting.
Chair of Nominating Committee: Amy Shelanski
The Chair of the Nominating Committee must make decisions when concerning nominating officers and board members. They shall also take on the role of reviewing terms.
Chair(s) of Programs and Marketing Committee: Dr. Berrin Guner and Alyce Stick
As Chair of Programs and Marketing Committee, one would be working to investigate, assess, and develop season’s programs and events. Events such as Marco Polo, and Annual Legacy Awards.
Support GEO!

If you are interested in planned giving to the Geographical Society, please contact us by phone at 610-649-5220.