The Museum is pleased to announce the establishment of
the Tim and Kathryn Ryan Earth Sciences Fund. This $1 million
fund is dedicated to supporting the Museum's Earth Sciences
Department and institutes the first endowed curator position at the
Museum. James W. Hagadorn, PhD, is the first to receive the title
Tim and Kathryn Ryan Curator of Geology.
"We are longtime supporters of the Museum," said Tim Ryan,
president of Ryan Exploration, Inc., and vice chair of the Board of
Trustees. "We are honored to establish a source of funding that
will benefit generations to come."
This endowment will aid the Museum in attracting and retaining the
best and brightest scientists while strengthening one if its core
science specialties, earth sciences.
"I am pleased to receive this honor," said Hagadorn. "We are
grateful to the Ryans and know that the Museum and visitors will
benefit from this investment in a variety of ways for years to