Meet Our Donors
Making a Planned Gift to the Air Force Association impacts not only the United States Air Force and the Air Force Family, but also our donors. Below are a few of the many stories from donors who have been changed by AFA and why they chose to make a planned gift.
For 25 years, it was my privilege to be a member of the Air Force Association’s professional staff, serving as the Association’s Director of Government Relations for 19 of them. During that time, I saw, first-hand, how AFA can be a powerful advocate for our Air Force and for those who serve and have served. AFA’s Thunderbird Society provides me with an opportunity to ensure that AFA can represent the next generations of aerospace leaders within the United States Congress, the media, and aerospace industry.
The Air Force Association has a proud heritage, a record of significant accomplishments, and a promising future. The Thunderbird Society and its members play a key role in ensuring that AFA has the resources its needs to produce programs of excellence well into the future.
He and his wife Jimi Shriber. “Jimi and I have no children of our own, but have always been part of the Air Force Family. We want our “extended Air Force family” to benefit in the future from our decision to include AFA in our living trusts.”
Joe Shriber is pictured with former AFA President Don Peterson
Bonnie and Jim Callahan
The Jodi Callahan Scholarship: named in memoriam for Jodi Callahan by her parents James and Bonnie Callahan, the Jodi Callahan Memorial Graduate Scholarship provides financial assistance and recognition to an active duty full-time Guard or Reserve officer or enlisted AFA member who is pursuing a Master’s Degree in a non-technical field. They also have AFA listed in their estate plans.
Ray and Carole Turczynski
As active members of the Air Force Association, they decided to take advantage of an opportunity to support the legacy of AFA while ensuring a life income for themselves and reducing their appreciated assets. They are doing this through a charitable remainder unitrust.
Loren J. & Lawona "Randy" Spencer
Planned giving is a major source of funds for the Air Force Association. AFA is thankful for the commitment of Loren Spencer and his wife, Randy, to education. Their generous contribution through a planned gift to AFA will help fund scholarships to Air Force active duty, Reserve, Air National Guard, AFROTC, spouses and dependents.
William W. Spruance
Giving a young person the opportunity to expand their horizons and set goals beyond their reach is the basis for the Spruances' sustained giving to the Air Force Association. William and Eunice Spruance regularly make contributions to support scholarships and education programs AFA is pleased to acknowledge one of its Trustees for sustained support and contributions.