Margaret Brill, previously director of the EAA Aviation Foundation, has been promoted to vice president of the Foundation. The EAA Aviation Foundation is the fundraising and philanthropy partner for EAA.
“Margaret’s leadership, teamwork, collaboration, and strategy have created remarkable results for the EAA Aviation Foundation and for the valuable EAA programs the Foundation supports, as she has met the challenge of rebuilding our donor organization from the ground up,” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Her enthusiastic passion to encourage support for EAA’s mission will fuel the organization’s efforts well into the future.”
Among Brill’s duties are designing and executing the Foundation’s year-round strategy that benefits EAA’s numerous education, safety, and aircraft preservation initiatives. The Foundation also coordinates the administration of more than $1 million in scholarships annually and hosts The Gathering annual fundraiser during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh that supports EAA’s aviation education programs.
A native of Winneconne, Wisconsin, Brill graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in journalism prior to gaining extensive experience in the nonprofit and higher education communities. She joined the EAA Aviation Foundation in 2020 as a major gift officer and was named director of the Foundation in December 2021. In her new role, Brill will also be a member of EAA’s senior leadership team.