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The Ray Foundation Million Dollar Challenge


Donors, through the EAA Aviation Foundation, fuel EAA's mission-critical education, safety, and outreach programs. These programs impact more than 760,000 people each year!

With the Ray Foundation Challenge, now more than ever is the time to make a gift. The Ray Foundation will match all new or increased gifts that donors make to the Annual Fund for Excellence, up to $1 million!

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James Ray

About The Ray Foundation

The Ray Foundation furthers the work of the late James C. Ray. During his lifetime, Mr. Ray was one of the most prolific aviation philanthropists of our time, with much done anonymously.

For EAA and the EAA Aviation Foundation, he was noted for funding the construction of the Air Academy Lodge and propelling the vision for the Air Academy program. His foundation has continued that leadership through the funding of the Ray Aviation Scholars program and Project 21.

Use the Match to Become an EAA Aviation Foundation Leadership
Giving Society Member

Donor Gift
(New or Increased)
+ Ray Match = Total Gift Recognition Level
President's Circle
$5,000 $5,000 $10,000 Bronze
$12,500 $12,500 $25,000 Silver
$25,000 $25,000 $50,000 Gold
$50,000 $50,000 $100,000 Platinum
Partners In Flight
$500 $500 $1,000 Bronze
$1,250 $1,250 $2,500 Silver
$2,500 $2,500 $5,000 Gold

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You may also send checks payable to:
EAA Aviation Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 3816
Oshkosh, WI 54903-3816

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I understand that my membership will be renewed every year on the first day of the month in which my membership is due and at the then published membership rate. I will be notified via email of the impending charge to my credit card and can cancel Auto Renew at any time by contacting EAA Membership Services.

Thank you for your generous donation of $ to the . We are thrilled to have all new or increased dollars matched by the James C. Ray Foundation.

Now, more than ever, your support is appreciated. Your tax-deductible donation fuel EAA’s educational programs that make a positive impact on the future of aviation and the lives of others!

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EAA Aviation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization (39-1033301). Donations to the EAA Aviation Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Unless otherwise stated, there are no goods or services provided in return for this donation. Please consult your tax advisor for additional information pertaining to tax deductible donations.

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