About the Asphalt Institute Foundation®

The Asphalt Institute Foundation’s mission is to conduct strategic research and educational activities that are designed to advance and improve both the liquid asphalt industry and the welfare of the general public.

The Asphalt Institute Foundation is a public charity that meets the requirements of Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) as a not-for-profit organization. The Foundation annually conducts strategic research and educational activities that are designed to advance and improve both the liquid asphalt industry and the welfare of the general public.

In 2019, the Asphalt Institute Foundation received more than $1,600,000 in contributions and pledges. These gifts enable the foundation to make major strides in accomplishing our mission through the fulfillment of our programs.

We encourage you to learn more about each of these significant contributions in our annual reports, as they are vital in helping us achieve our vision.

Annual Report

2017

Annual Report

2018

Annual Report

2019

Annual Report

2020

Coming Spring 2021


Education

  • AIF Internship Program
  • Kirk Scholarship Fund
  • Asphalt Technology Module

Research

  • STAR Symposium
  • Fehsenfeld Catalyst for Change Fund
  • Research RFPs

News

  • Highlights
  • Blog Articles

2021 AI Foundation Board of Directors

Harold “Chip” Ray
Chair (2022)
Asphalt Materials, Inc.

Steve Buckner
Vice Chair (2021)
Flint Hills Resources, LP

Larry Schreiner
Treasurer (2021)
Mathy Construction Company

Dave Blackburn
Director (2021)

Michael O’Leary
Director (2021)
Ingevity

Dave Henderson
Director (2022)
Asphalt Materials, Inc.

J. Baxter Burns
Director (2022)
Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.

Chris Campbell
Director (2022)
Imperial Oil

Clint Rybak
Director (2022)
Phillips 66 Company

Ex-Officio

Patrick Nation
AI Vice Chair (2021)
Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.

Austin Miller
Immediate Past AIF 
Board Chair (2022) 

Ralph Shirts
Emeritus (2021)

Ex-Officio Staff

Peter T. Grass
President

Linda Allin
Secretary

Susan Tanner
Program & Development Manager

The Asphalt Institute Foundation extends sincere appreciation and thanks to the following individuals for their service on the board of directors:

Scott House
BP Asphalt
2020

Rick Holmgreen
AI Emeritus
2020