Scholarship Fund

current Whirly-Girl (mother of future Whirly-Girl on the right)
future Whirly-Girl
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The Whirly-Girls is a volunteer-run organization. Your donations are greatly appreciated and are used mainly to fund two scholarships:

Whirly-Girls Memorial Flight Training Scholarship & Whirly-Girls Helicopter Add-on Scholarship

We also have general operating expenses primarily associated with our annual meeting (or hovering) at Helicopter Association International’s HELI-EXPO, the largest helicopter convention and trade show in the world. We hold our annual scholarship awards banquet at HELI-EXPO. At our annual “hovering,” usually held the day before HELI-EXPO’s exhibit hall opens, we connect with old and new friends; hold our annual business meeting, elect new board members, and often offer an educational session.

Your donations are 100% tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) organization. We appreciate your support in helping Whirly-Girls advance their careers as professional pilots.


Scholarships Awarded to Whirly-Girls Between 2015-2017

*Scholarship offerings differ from year to year

If you would like to sponsor a scholarship please email us: scholarships@whirlygirls.org

Whirly-Girls Helicopter Add-On Flight Training Scholarship

Whirly-Girls Memorial Helicopter Flight Training Scholarship

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Advanced Mountain Flying Scholarship, sponsored by WG#4 Nancy Livingston and Western Helicopters, in memory of WG#1339 Keiko Minakata

Agricultural Services Flight Training Scholarship, sponsored by Agricultural Systems Inc.

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Airbus Flight Training Scholarship, sponsored by Airbus Helicopters 

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Aircraft Ditching Course Scholarship, sponsored by Survival Systems USA

Antipodean Aviation and Embry-Riddle Wire and Obstacle Environment Awareness Course Scholarship

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Aviation Specialties NVG Training Scholarship, sponsored by Aviation Specialties

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Bell 206 Factory Flight Training Scholarship, sponsored by AirEvac Lifeteam

Embry-Riddle Commercial Helicopter Ground School Scholarship

Erickson Vertical Reference/External Load Flight Training Scholarship, sponsored by Erickson

FlightSafety International Bell 206 Initial Pilot Scholarship, sponsored by FlightSafety International

Guidance Aviation Helicopter Instrument Rating Scholarship

Oregon Aero CRM and CRMi Scholarship
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Robinson Maintenance Scholarship, sponsored by Robinson Helicopter

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Robinson R22/R44 Safety Course Scholarship, sponsored by Robinson Helicopter

Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund

In the last 15 years, the Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund (WGSF) has been the recipient of several gifts in the form of cash and appreciated stocks. These charitable gifts have allowed the Whirly-Girls to continue to diversify our investment portfolio and expand our scholarship program.

All of these gifts constituted planned giving, meaning the donor made the organization aware that he or she intended to make the contribution at a specific time, for example upon her death or at the end of the year.

The most important consideration in charitable giving is the donor’s intent.  Some donors prefer to make significant donations to a nonprofit while they are alive and can see the results of their gift.  Other donors prefer to include a bequest for their favorite nonprofit charity in their wills.

Charitable gifts can be made with or without restrictions. A restricted contribution must be used only for what it was intended. An unrestricted gift of stock can be used in any manner that the Board of Directors feels is most beneficial to the organization.

Most charitable contributions come in the form of cash, but non-profits nationwide are seeing an increase in gifts of appreciated assets, which offer significant tax advantages to the donor. Individuals may also name the non-profit organization as the beneficiary of a 401(k) plan or a life insurance policy.

Most of us tend to think of large sums of money when we hear talk about planned giving, all gifts, large or small, contribute to the success and sustainability of an organization. We give to charitable causes because we care about the cause.  We also give because it makes us feel like we are part of something larger than ourselves.

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc., is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia.

Contact our treasurer

 

Are you Interested in Being a Corporate Sponsor of the Whirly-Girls?

The success of the Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund relies on the support of communities, businesses and people like you. You can help by sponsoring our scholarship programs, sponsoring fundraising events, awards banquet tables or by making an unrestricted general fund tax-deductible donation to our organization.

As a sponsor, you will have a variety of ways to showcase your support for this non-profit organization and its members, which will be well-publicized and supported by substantial advertising and public relations efforts via numerous social media outlets and our printed newsletter. Our brand new website, launching in early 2017, serves as our primary vehicle to communicate our mission of advancing women in helicopter aviation through providing funding for advanced flight and ground training, mentorship through the ambassador program, and networking at major industry events around the world.

As the board of directors is made up of Whirly-Girls members, the leadership is flexible to serve the desires of the sponsor. Please review the attached structure of giving or contact our advancement liaison to create a custom sponsorship package. Email: president@whirlygirls.org

~Your generosity makes all the difference~

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Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. Sponsorship Opportunities

Level One (Full Auto) $10,000/year

  • Presented with a “Distinctive Sponsor” Recognition Plaque
  • One full-page advertisement in the annual Whirly-Girls Awards Banquet Program
  • Logo and company name visible on the Whirly-Girls website with a link to sponsor’s website
  • Feature article in the Collective Pitch newsletter both online and recognition in the print publication
  • Complimentary table for eight at the annual Whirly-Girls Awards Banquet, held at HELI-EXPO
  • Logo and company name displayed at the Whirly-Girls Membership Booth at all aviation events the Whirly-Girls attend, including: HELI-EXPO, Women In Aviation Conference, ALEA, and Heli-Success Career Fair
  • 25% discount on all Whirly-Girls merchandise

 

Level Two (AutoRotation/Power Recovery)              $5,000/year

  • One half-page advertisement in the annual Whirly-Girl Awards Banquet program
  • Logo and company name visible on the Whirly-Girls website with a link to the sponsor’s website
  • Recognition in the Collective Pitch newsletter
  • Four complimentary tickets for the Whirly-Girl Annual Awards Banquet
  • Logo and company name displayed at the Whirly-Girls Membership Booth at all aviation events the Whirly-Girls attend, including: HELI-EXPO, Women In Aviation Conference, ALEA, and Heli-Success Career Fair
  • 15% discount all on Whirly-Girls Merchandise

 

Level Three (Hover Auto)                                            $2,500/year

  • One quarter-page advertisement in the annual Whirly-Girls Awards Banquet program
  • Logo and company name displayed on the Whirly-Girls website
  • Two complimentary tickets for the annual Whirly-Girls Awards Banquet
  • Logo and sponsor name displayed at the Whirly-Girls Membership Booth at all aviation events the Whirly-Girls attend, including: HELI-EXPO, Women In Aviation Conference, ALEA, and Heli-Success Career Fair
  • 10% discount of all Whirly-Girls merchandise

 

Level Four (Hovering)                                                  $1,000/year

  • Recognition in the annual Whirly-Girls Awards Banquet Program
  • Company name displayed on the Whirly-Girls website
  • Company name listed as a sponsor at the Whirly-Girls Membership Booth at all aviation events the Whirly-Girls attend, including: HELI-EXPO, Women In Aviation Conference, ALEA, and Heli-Success Career Fair

 

Level Five (Hot Fuel)                                                    $500/year

  • Recognition in Whirly-Girl Annual Awards Banquet Program

 

Level Benefits

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Please donate on our website: whirlygirls.org and email your logo and ad copy to: president@whirlygirls.org

Or make your check payable to:  Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc.

And mail to: Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc.

P.O. Box 759, Tryon, NC 28782

 

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