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Recognition Program

Wings of Pride

Learn more about our recognition program

The Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) Wings of Pride Program was established to provide public recognition to those providing contributions, donations, and sponsorships to our organization. All monetary and in-kind support to TAI will be part of this recognition program.

Members of the program are acknowledged with a special lapel pin representing their participation and/or support level. As a donor/sponsor’s contributions accumulate, they move upward into higher levels of recognition. In addition, all members are listed below on the TAI Wings of Pride Virtual Wall of Honor.

TAI Wings of Pride Virtual Wall of Honor

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) expresses its utmost appreciation to all contributors and sponsors. Scroll below to see those who have made their way to our Virtual Wall of Honor.

FOUR STAR SUPPORTER

$250,000 or more

• Lemuel R. Custis – Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen

THREE STAR SUPPORTER

$150,000 – $249,999

TWO STAR SUPPORTER

$100,000 – $149,999

• Earl W. Stafford Sr., Stafford Foundation

• Leonardo DRS

• Southwest Airlines – LUV Foundation

ONE STAR SUPPORTER

 $75,000 – $99,999

• United Airlines

WING COMMANDER

$50,00 – $74,999

• Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Leon Johnson & Ms. Rita Raines

• American Airlines

• Alabama Power Foundation

• Honeywell

• George Lucas Family Foundation

GROUP COMMANDER

$25,000 – $49,999

• CAE

SQUADRON COMMANDER

$20,000 – $24,999

FLIGHT COMMANDER

$15,000 – $19,999

• Steven Tucker, Joe Tucker & Florence St. John

• General Electric Company

AIRCRAFT COMMANDER

$10,000 – $14,999

• Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. 

• Reliant Energy Charitable Foundation 

• John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

• Mr. Herman Robinson Estate

CO-PILOT

$5,000 – $9,999

• Ms. Yolandea Wood – Hugh J. White Chapter (MO) TAI

• Charles Hill, II

• United Parcel Service Foundation 

• USAA Foundation, Inc.

• Michael & Jean Greenough Foundation

NAVIGATOR

$2,500 – $4,999

• Brig. Gen. (Ret.)  Randy Scott 

• Roger & Susan Stone Foundation 

• Quincy & Elaine Magwood, Jr.

• Sharon Hunter Nikolaus

• Dennis Brown

• Lanterman Foundation 

• Macon County Economic Development Authority 

• Cathy Van Huss & Family in Honor of Dale Van Huss

FIRST SERGEANT

$1,000 – $2,499

• Mr. William “Bill” Winston 

• Johnson Publishing Company

• Chicago Bulls Charities 

• Gwendolyn D. Rogers 

• Leroy Gillead, Sr. (DOTA)

• Estate of Elbert N. Merriwether

• Living Word Christen Center

• CAF Redtail Squadron 

• Maxwell Air Force Base, Commission Officers Training  

• Mary Bauer 

• Francisco Borges

• Dr. Cheryl Roberts

• Maurice E. Ripley

• Mildred Owens

• Elaine Drummond

• Burk Hershey

CREW CHIEF

$500 – $999

• John Ross

• Ronnie R. Forte

• Marv K.  Abrams 

• Kerry Keithcart

• Paul Adams, II

• Charles & Deidre Stenner

• Miami Chapter of TAI, Inc. 

• Friends of the Air Force Reserve HR Development Council 

• Thunderbird Chapter 189 

• Percy & Delores Carr 

• George Barr

• Cheryl Hall

• Jerry Uvira

• Johnathan Istrin

• Reuben Sparks

With your continued help, we can showcase the Tuskegee Airmen as role models to today’s youth and inspire them to overcome the obstacles they encounter and achieve their goals. U.S.  student’s performance in reading, math, and science remains stagnant as other nations plow ahead – this must change.  

Our youth outreach is targeted to expose them to career opportunities in aviation, aerospace, and transportation with emphasis on the importance of STEM.

TAI has found that working with communities, schools, and visiting with students stimulates an interest in participating in our programs, thereby creating opportunities for students to be more competitive on the world stage. With your assistance, together we can continue to build on the successes of the past, highlight the role models of today and develop the workforce and leaders of tomorrow.

With your assistance, together we can continue to build on the successes of the past, highlight the role models of today and develop the workforce and leaders of tomorrow.

Looking to join the wings of pride?

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. (TAI) is a tax exempt, non-profit organization. When you donate to TAI, you go beyond making a charitable gift. You are actively contributing to honoring history, enhancing diversity and increasing efforts to introduce and encourage participation in aviation and technology to youth and young adults across the nation.

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