Make an Investment in Our Future Leaders

Why Donate?

  • Support AAAE Members - By contributing to the AAAE Foundation, you are supporting AAAE members and their families. Your gift could make the difference in whether an aspiring student can afford to attend college.
  • Support Future Aviation Industry Leaders - Did you know that the majority of the AAAE Foundation's scholarship programs do not require AAAE membership for eligibility? The Foundation offers four scholarship programs dedicated to advancing education in the aviation profession.  Today’s scholarship recipient could be tomorrow’s airport director or the CEO of an airport consultant, partner or vendor!
  • Tax Deductions - Donations to the AAAE Foundation are tax deductible under IRS rules, providing a tax break for you or your organization.

Every dollar helps support education and the future of airports and the aviation industry.  Learn why your support is important directly from our scholarship recipients below!



"The generosity of the Foundation has helped me get a step closer towards achieving my dream career of becoming an airline pilot. I am very thankful for this scholarship and for the investment that the AAAE Foundation has made in me. Words cannot fully express how grateful I am to receive this prestigious scholarship. This is a great honor that I will forever be grateful for."

Wambui Mburu | Oklahoma State University



"Aviation has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, and I am excited to see where it brings me. I am grateful to those that donate towards the foundation, and assure that these scholarships make a significant impact on the lives of the recipients, and for the future of the aviation industry."

Jaxyn Ryks | Davenport University



"Receiving this scholarship means that I don't have to worry as much about how I am going to pay for college. I am so thankful that there are donors out there that truly believe in students."

Sarah Nagel | Ferris State University

Ways to Give

You may choose to make a general contribution to the AAAE Foundation that will benefit all of our sponsored programs, or you may choose to support a specific scholarship program directly.  

Thank you in advance for your commitment to supporting AAAE members, their families and our future aviation leaders!

Or select a specific program to support from the buttons below.