Social Media Aviators Charity Fundraiser
July 18, 2021
In 2019, 19 pilots known from YouTube and Instagram worked together to raise funds for two charitable organizations. Autographs of everyone were collected at AirVenture 2019, and the four posters were then auctioned off, raising a total of $14,221.61 for two charitable organizations.
The same kind of project is happening in 2021. In total, 17 social media aviators are supporting the charity fundraiser this year. Everybody’s autographs will be collected during AirVenture in the last week of July 2021, and then four posters will be auctioned off. the proceeds will go to two organizations:
- The Woody Williams Foundation, led by the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, Hershel Woody Williams. At the age of 97, Mr. Williams works tirelessly to provide comfort and support to Gold Star Families.
- The AOPA Air Safety Institute (part of the AOPA Foundation), whose mission is to promote safety and pilot proficiency in general aviation through education.
The auction will go live in August of 2021. I hope you will consider bidding on one of these posters.
A big thank you to all participating Youtubers and Instagramers, and to Deon Mitton for providing the background image – a photo he took previously at AirVenture in Oshkosh.