What does that mean?
Since this year marks Pilot International’s 100 years of friendship and service, we would like to celebrate by having a significant impact on our communities and by helping numerous students for the next 100 years. The Envision 100 Initiative’s goal is to “Envision 100 – Celebrating 100 years …Charting a course to award 100 Grants and Scholarships”. Our mission is to award 100 Grants and Scholarships that will positively impact communities and scholars throughout the world. We hope to do this in two phases. The first phase, Envision 100, is the fundraising phase. This is where we need your help through donations. The second phase, Impact100, is the awarding of the 100 grants and scholarships to assist Pilot Clubs with their service projects and to help students who chose to continue their education.
Our goal to be able to provide these 100 grants and scholarships is $150,000. We know it is an ambitious goal. We also know how generous Pilots are. Become a part of this historic initiative and assist our 2021-2022 Goal for Grants and Scholarships fundraising goal of $150,000. Help make the future brighter for our communities and scholars. We know that we together can achieve this goal.
Pilot International Founders Fund
Pilot International Foundation (now called Pilot International Founders Fund) was established in 1976 to further Pilot's humanitarian efforts. Since the Pilot International Founders Fund grant program began in 1977, nearly 1,200 grants totaling $1,883,000 have been disbursed to Pilot Clubs to assist with service projects in their communities. Also, 1,145 scholarships have been granted, totaling over $1,338,000.
Ruby Newhall, President of Pilot International in 1949, was instrumental in establishing Anchor Clubs, Pilot's youth service organization arm. We have recently re-established Compass Club for college-age students.
Keshani Perera, a Pilot International Ruby Newhall Scholarship recipient and Doctoral Candidate wrote,” This award is going to assist me significantly. I had been considering discontinuing the program due to financial struggles, and I want to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to remain in the program my final year.”
Martha Cesarano, President of the Pilot Club of Albuquerque, New Mexico wrote, “Many children said it was the first helmet they had ever had and wanted extras to give to their siblings. It was very heart tugging and heartwarming at the same time, and a wonderful opportunity to reach out to the children in our community.”
Pilot International is a 501(c)3 community-based volunteer service organization founded in 1921 in Macon, GA on the principles of “Friendship and Service.” The name “Pilot” was inspired by the mighty riverboat pilots of that day who represented leadership and guidance. Pilots carry out their motto to “Do More, Care More and Be More” by providing financial and hands-on support for national and local initiatives in keeping with its causes of youth development & leadership; brain safety & fitness; and caring for families in times of need.
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