Thursday, September 10, 2009

Lindbergh Flyer -- September 2009


Vol. 2 No. 4

September 9, 2009

Dear Friends,

The Lindbergh Foundation enjoyed a wonderful Lindbergh Award celebration at the EAA AirVenture Museum on May 16.  Although I couldn't be there, I'm told it was a great crowd with fabulous food, conversation, and speakers.  Mr. Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Kohler gave inspiring talks about their work in support of the environment, which truly resonated with our mission.

One of the biggest developments for the Foundation has been the decision by members of the board to more specifically focus on aviation and aviation-environmental issues in our mission and programs.  We will continue to give research grants, but we will take more deliberate action to attract and fund aviation projects that benefit the environment or make aviation less harmful to the environment.  You'll be hearing more about this in upcoming newsletters as we work to develop a business plan to implement these ideas.

We are pleased to welcome three new board members: Lorie Karnath, Kate Dougherty, and Mark Ross.  You may read more about them in our newsletter. We are confident they will be strong additions to our already outstanding board of directors.

In addition, Knox Bridges is no longer serving as President and CEO of the Foundation, or as a member of the board.  We thank Knox for his service to the Foundation.

It is with deep sadness that I announce that Board Member Edward Knapp passed away recently from pancreatic cancer.  We are grateful for his service to the Foundation and the fresh perspective he gave to our grants program.

The Lindbergh Foundation also notes the passing of T. Willard Hunter, who has been a long-time friend of the Foundation and the Lindbergh family, and was well regarded for his book about Charles Lindbergh entitled, The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh.

Certainly, there has been significant change here at the Foundation, but we remain committed to our mission and programs, and look forward to new beginnings as we re-invent ourselves for the 21st century.  I hope you'll join us.

Reeve Lindbergh
Reeve Lindbergh

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