The Thayer Lindsley Endowment Trust Fund consists of a “locked-in” amount that is used to generate income. This fund (and indeed the Foundation itself) was established with a most generous gift of C$250,000 by Thayer Lindsley of New York City in 1969.

Interestingly, Mr. Lindsley actually donated C$625,000 with the request that specific amounts totalling C$375,000 be distributed to designated institutions (among them the University of Toronto and Haileybury School of Mines) to support geological work, and to specified charities (e.g., Jesuit Fathers of Upper Canada) in Canada. In 2004, the CGF Board, in keeping with its more recent practice of naming individual endowment funds, decided to name the Foundation’s original trust fund after its founding benefactor, Mr. Thayer Lindsley. All general-purpose donations to CGF are received by the Thayer Lindsley Endowment Trust Fund. Proceeds from the fund are used to support the Foundation’s main objects. 

Donations may be sent to the CGF Treasurer:

Dr. David Liverman*
Geological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador
Department of Natural Resources
50 Elizabeth Avenue,
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6
Tel: (709)-729-4014
Fax: (709)-729-4270