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 presented semi-annually, Putting Skills To Work presented annually, and the annual competition for the Donald Mosher Memorial Award. 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.

J.H. Fonkert, CG, Trustee
Patricia Lee Hobbs, CG, Trustee
Angela Packer McGhie, CG, Trustee
Patricia Hackett Nicola, CG, Trustee
Alice Hoyt Veen, CG, Trustee
Donn Devine, JD, CG, Counsel

Former Trustees and Supporting Associates

Mary McCampbell Bell, CG
Bettie Cummings Cook, CG
Stefani Evans, CG
Kay Haviland Freilich, CG, CGL, FNGS
Marty Hiatt, CG
Kay Germain Ingalls, CG
Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS, FUGA
Barbara J. Mathews, CG
Joy Reisinger, CG
Patricia O’Brien Shawker, CG
Beth A. Stahr, CG
Kathy Gunter Sullivan, CG
George B. Handran, JD, CG, Counsel
Beverly Rice, CG, Donald Mosher Memorial Award Administrator
Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL