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.


$250,000 or more

• Lemuel R. Custis – Documented Original Tuskegee Airmen


$150,000 – $249,999


$100,000 – $149,999

• Earl W. Stafford Sr., Stafford Foundation

• Leonardo DRS

• Southwest Airlines – LUV Foundation


 $75,000 – $99,999

• United Airlines

• Hobson and Lucas Foundation 


$50,000 – $74,999

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

• Amern Airlines

• Alabama Power Foundation

• Honeywell

•The Boeing Company


$25,000 – $49,999




$20,000 – $24,999


$15,000 – $19,999

• Steven Tucker, Joe Tucker & Florence St. John

• General Electric Company

• Big Boy Headgear, Inc. 



$10,000 – $14,999

• Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc. 

• Reliant Energy Charitable Foundation 

• John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

• Mr. Herman Robinson Estate

•Vita Hospice Service, LLC. 

• Red Canoe National Heritage Brands

• Yolandea Wood – Hugh J. White Chapter 



$5,000 – $9,999

• Charles Hill, II

• United Parcel Service Foundation 

Michael & Jean Greenough

• Rich Blaser

• Quincy & Elaine Magwood, Jr.

• John & Debra Benson

• Undine Stinnette


$2,500 – $4,999

• Brig. Gen. (Ret.)  Randy Scott 

• Roger & Susan Stone Foundation 

• Sharon Hunter Nikolaus

• Dennis Brown

• Lanterman Foundation 

• Macon County Economic Development Authority 

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

• Jerry Uvira


$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

• Rick Barr

• Maxwell AFB, First Sergeant Academy, Class 21B

• Kristopher Fortier

• DeVonn Hawkins & Diana Whitcomb

• Dr. Shirley Tunnage

• Judge & Mrs. Maurice Pompey, Sr.

•Percy and Delores Carr

• C. R. Robinson

• 94 West Group, LLC

• Audrey & Charles Watkins

• Ms. Norma C. Barefield

•Mr. William Michael 

•Mr. John Defalco

• Harold Peterson

• Robert Aitchison 

• Marc & Phyllis Dickerson

•Mr. John Hood       

•Mr. George Dokes

• Reuben Sparks

• George E. Thornton

• AmeriHealth Caritas

•Earnestine Lavergne 

• Ms. Annie Butler 

• MariposaRosa – Vanessa De La Rosa 

• Sherman and Latisha Falana

• Jule Garrison

• Paris D. Davis 

• Shirley Turnage

• The Dennis Family Fund In Honor of Lucien A. Green 

• Peter Witty

• David and Lynnae Pope

• Annie Butler 



$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 

• George Barr

• Cheryl Hall

• Johnathan Istrin

• Johnny J. Hobbs

• Timothy L. Geeslin

• John Miller

• Global Aerospace, Inc. – Rena Urso-Baker

• Kim Hardwick 

• Frank Spellman

Eugene Martin

•George Washington Urban League,

George Lambert, President

•Ed & Dot Sued

•Hon. Rob Wilkens

•Michael Hofer

•CBP Preclearance Field Office, Ashburn, VA

•Gideon Family Charitable Fund

•Linda Keyes in Memory of Joy Branham Pryde 

•Delores Brown in Memory of DOTA Larry Brown 

•Craig Taylor 

•DOTA George Hardy

•Jacquetta Wheeler

• Mr. Jerry Burton

• Santa Barbara Foundation/Robert & Doris Schaffer

• Cara L. Johnson in Memory of DOTA Alvin J. Johnson

• Camellia Flanigan in Memory of Maj Jesse Flanigan 

• William J. Wilson 

• Pat Talbert Smiths

• Richard Schwartz 

• Gerald Behney 

• Eugene and Beth Griffin

• In Memory of Alfred & Patricia Peteraf

• David Pope

• Robert and Eva Worthey


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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