Philanthropic efforts continue at Sporty’s
The Sporty’s Foundation made bequests totaling $152,500 during 2015 to act on its commitment to attract new market entrants with both pilots and aviation technicians. The Foundation has issued its most recent Annual Report, detailing activities and bequests during 2015. The Annual Report is available online at SportysFoundation.org.
The Sporty’s Foundation is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) motivating organization and has provided more than one million dollars since its inception to assist a variety of groups and organizations whose goals align with theirs. Overhead and administrative costs for the foundation are funded entirely by Sporty’s Pilot Shop which means that every dollar donated goes to programs, not to postage, fundraising or salaries.
“The generous donations of our colleagues joined with funding from Sporty’s provided scholarships, museum programs, continuation of the Young Eagles Next Step initiative, aviation-themed Scouting activities and a host of other programs, whose goal is to create the next generation of pilots and those who design and maintain the aircraft we fly,” said Sporty’s Founder and Chairman Hal Shevers.
The largest recipient of The Sporty’s Foundation funds is EAA Young Eagles. Funded through the EAA/Sporty’s partnership in Next Step, The Sporty’s Foundation has made it possible for more than 35,000 Young Eagles to access Sporty’s online learn to fly course for free.
Online contributions are being accepted, either as a one-time payment or a recurring monthly charge. As a 501(c)3 foundation, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. For more information on The Sporty’s Foundation, visit SportysFoundation.org.
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