Women in Aviation, International (WAI) has launched the Wings Society to acknowledge donors. A minimum cumulative donation of $500 made to Women in Aviation will enroll an individual in the Wings Society. Donations will be tracked and donors acknowledged with a series of lapel pins to indicate their status.
“Since mentoring is a cornerstone of Women in Aviation, we wanted a fundraising plan that did more than just issue a receipt,” said WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “At the time of the donation, the donor can indicate individuals who they wish to honor. The Wings Society provides a unique way to recognize those who are dedicated to the achievements of women in aviation.”
The Wings Society has six levels of participation with the lapel pin becoming more valuable with the cumulative amount of the donation. The levels start with a pearl lapel pin for $500 to $999 in donations and escalate through bronze, silver, gold, platinum and end with a diamond pin for cumulative donations in excess of $20,000.
“We made the donations cumulative to make it possible for all of our members to become Wings Society donors,” added Dr. Chabrian. “Our hope is that all our members see the Wings Society as something they can strive to be a part of.”
In addition to the lapel pins, members of the Wings Society will be recognized during WAI’s annual Conference and their names and the names of the honorees will be displayed in a special section of WAI’s website called the Wall of Honor.
Women in Aviation returns to Reno, Nevada, for its 22nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference scheduled at the Grand Sierra Resort, from Feb. 24-26, 2011. For more information: WAI.org