J. Joseph Edgette Education Fund

In 2021 AGS established the J. Joseph Edgette Education Fund to honor the legacy of one of AGS’s tireless, longstanding supporters. Dr. J. Joseph Edgette was co-winner of the 2015 Forbes Award (with Richard Sauers). The “Joe Fund” recognizes Edgette’s decades-long career training educators and his many years of dedication to cemetery scholarship. Its purpose of supporting scholars and educators in their research projects is aligned with AGS’ founding purpose in 1977 — to further the study and preservation of gravestones.

Fund objective:

To support projects that further the study and preservation of gravestones by providing financial assistance to scholars and educators. Further details are here.

Management of the fund:

  • AGS’ Executive Committee, or a committee designated by the Executive Committee, makes all decisions regarding the distribution of cash from the fund.
  • Fund recipients agree to make their research or results public — by presenting at a conference, submitting a paper or article to one of AGS’ publications, or in other ways approved by AGS.

Eligibility guidelines, use of awards, and management and oversight of the fund are developed and changed at the discretion of the AGS Executive Committee.


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