Covering period March 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017
Annual Report - PDF Version
Thanks for taking time to review EAA’s Celebration of Giving Report. It is a daunting task to compile, in a limited amount of space, all the things that our organization has accomplished over the past few months. However, it is a labor of love and an important task as well. It is essential that we share the accomplishments of the past to chronicle where we’ve been and where we’re going.
As you will see in the financials, membership dues and EAA® AirVenture® Oshkosh™ supply the basic operational support for EAA’s programs and services, but further innovation and outreach depend on two additional sources: volunteers and philanthropic support.
The result of these combined sources of support is easy to see — it is in the look of excitement and wonder of a Young Eagle discovering aviation; in the proud, inspiring gaze of a veteran seeing a restored warbird take to the sky; or the overwhelming moment a student realizes a scholarship will make dreams of an aviation career come true. We receive these stories almost every day, but each of them is a life-changing moment for these individuals. Each of those moments is made possible through your support.
That is why we love telling these and donor stories in our Celebration of Giving Report, and why we want to give you the opportunity to make these moments possible for more people. EAA’s mission is to grow participation in aviation. Your support makes it possible.
Jack J. Pelton,
EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board