Michael Benedum Remains A Pioneer

The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation was delighted to learn that Christa A. Dotson, of Northeast Natural Energy in Morgantown, nominated Michael Benedum, posthumously, for the American Association of Professional Landmen (“AAPL”) Pioneer Award.

The AAPL is a nationwide professional organization for landmen working in the oil and gas industry. As a member of the AAPL and the local chapter, Michael Late Benedum Chapter, Christa took the initiative to nominate Michael Benedum for the AAPL’s Pioneer Award.

Christa alerted us that on June 18, 2020 at the 2020 AAPL Annual Meeting, Michael Benedum was posthumously selected as the winner of this year’s Pioneer Award. What a tremendous surprise! In receiving this award, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation will add $1,000 to its grantmaking for the year. 100% of this award will be granted to Benedum grantees in 2020.

Thank you, Christa, on behalf of the Foundation and our West Virginia grantees.