Covering period March 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018
2018 was another banner year for EAA and the EAA Foundation. In the following pages, we are proud to present some of our fiscal and programmatic achievements. We hope that you enjoy the stories of the givers and recipients. These vignettes demonstrate the spirit of the nearly 10,000 members who give each year to launch or sustain an EAA initiative.
Each year, philanthropic dollars fuel our most vital education, safety, and training programs. It allows our chapters to continue the amazing legacy of introducing more than 2 million young people to personal aviation since 1992, and now connecting adults to flight through the Eagle Flight program and Flying Club initiative. It also funds the scholarships that create pathways for aviation careers, and helps us to preserve and steward aviation history as well as to inspire the innovators of tomorrow who will carry us through the next century.
While membership dues and EAA® AirVenture® Oshkosh™ supply the basic operational support for our programs and activities, further innovation and outreach depend on two additional keystones: the tremendous commitment of our dedicated EAA-member volunteers and philanthropic support.
We are humbled and grateful for those who continue to give of their time and treasure to further our mission of growing participation in aviation. From educational programs in our museum or workshop, to summer camps and other learning activities at the Air Academy, to a ride in one of our historic aircraft, all of these things and many more rely on the support of donors.
I hope that you enjoy this look into our work and can see how your commitment to EAA directly builds the future of flight. We are inspired by your generosity!
Jack J. Pelton,
EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board