Two of aviation’s best-known names, air show ace Sean D. Tucker and aircraft collection icon Kermit Weeks, have joined the board of The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation. Both say they were drawn to the foundation by its substantial programs within the aviation community to further the Lindberghs’ strong interest in applying technology to solve environmental problems.
“It is a special honor to have individuals with this level of creativity and commitment join with the rest of us on the Lindbergh board at this time of unusual opportunity,” said Lindbergh Chairman and CEO Larry Williams.
Weeks, who has been a friend of the foundation for a number of years, said he was “looking forward to being associated with such a great group of people supporting a great cause.” Tucker responded that he “resonated strongly with the foundation’s Aviation Green program and wanted to help make a difference in this world.”
The Lindbergh Aviation Green program is a multifaceted effort that encourages innovative solutions through providing research grants, education programs, as well as presenting annual awards. The Lindbergh Foundation was founded in 1977 by a group of aviation notables that included Neil Armstrong and Jimmy Doolittle to continue the technology and environmental legacy of the Lindberghs. Since its inception, the foundation has given more than $3 million in grants to researchers working for breakthroughs that could better the environment and quality of life.
For more information: LindberghFoundation.org