Piedmont Silver Eagles Charitable Funds Inc
PIEDMONT SILVER EAGLES CHARITABLE FUNDS, INC.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Piedmont Silver Eagles started in 1978 as an organization of Retired Piedmont Airline’s pilots. This group now consists not only of retired pilots, but their widows, and other employees of Piedmont Airlines. In 2002, the Piedmont Silver Eagles Charitable Funds, Inc. was incorporated and is now a 501 (C) (3) tax exempt corporation. The purpose of the Charitable Funds is now, and has always been, a way for us to give back to our communities. We have been blessed in our lives to be able to do something we loved and, in addition, to work for a fantastic company. This is our way to say thanks. We make Grants in the three following ways:
SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS: Educational Grants will be made to students enrolling in or currently enrolled in an institution of Higher Learning. Work toward an Associates, Bachelors or Graduate Degrees qualifies. Once approved for a Grant the student needs to show progress toward his/her selected degree program to stay qualified for additional Funds. Each student could receive a total of 4 years of funding. Funding, currently at $1,500.00 per Semester, is dependent upon availability and could change in amount from year to year, again depending on availability. Application for this Grant is by way of an application form and Letters of Recommendation.
HUMANITARIAN GRANTS: Humanitarian Grants are available to members and non-members on an as needed basis when resources are available. Persons requesting this Grant should exhaust other sources of funds prior to making application. The person requesting this Grant should write a letter making the request and deliver that letter to any member of the Board of Directors. Emergency requests will be considered on an individual basis. Donations to other Charitable Organizations can be made when funds are available.
CAPTAIN’S GRANTS: Captain’s Grants are to promote Aviation and pilot training among our youth. When funds are available, these Grants could be used to support Aviation Career Days at various schools at the local level. Introductory Rides for those 15 years of age, that have not yet graduated from High School, could be financed. Flight Training toward an FAA approved license, through an established flight school, could receive a Grant. Currently the maximum amount toward flight training is $3,000.00 which will be paid in three (3) $1,000 installments. The first $1,000 to start is flight training for solo flight. The second $1,000 will be paid for post solo up to pre solo cross country the third $1,000 will be paid for flight training in preparation for Private Pilot Check ride and license. Application for this Grant is by a specific application form.
To request an application, contact Emilie Lukash at: [email protected]
PIEDMONT SILVER EAGLES CHARITABLE FUNDS INC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Chairman of the Board – Bridget Beck [email protected]
- President – Wes Googe [email protected]
- Vice President – Capt. Bo Davis [email protected]
- Secretary & Treasurer – Emilie Lukash [email protected]
- Communication Director – Colleen Fields [email protected]
- Member at Large – Capt. Dave Westberg [email protected]
- Member at Large – Bobby Cremins [email protected]
- Member at Large — Leonard Martin [email protected]
- Member at Large — Capt. Ben Gilbert, PSEI Pres. [email protected]
- Member at Large — Capt. Clif Ferguson [email protected]
- Member at Large – Capt. Danny Thurber [email protected]
- Historian — Chris Runge [email protected]
- Web Master – Capt. Kenneth Duncan [email protected]