My association with AGU since graduate student days has benefited my scientific research and career in numerous ways. Through AGU I have met intelligent colleagues, forged important partnerships that led to significant research projects, published most of my research results, received recognition from my peers, and been enriched by my roles as Geophysical Research Letters editor in chief, Space Physics and Aeronomy section president, and chair of the Committee on Public Affairs and the Meetings Committee. Like many of you, I am an AGU junkie. Yet I worry that the abundant opportunities we have enjoyed in Earth and space science research may not be as available to the generation that follows us. That is why I have agreed to chair the AGU 2009 Voluntary Contribution Campaign.