Donaldson Foundation, EADS-NA Make Gifts To Assist
The Donaldson Foundation, on behalf of Donaldson Company, Inc.,
has donated $15,000 to the Army Aviation Association of America
(AAAA) Scholarship Foundation. The funds will be used to establish
an endowed scholarship at AAAA’s Lindbergh chapter in St.
Louis. The scholarship will award a minimum of $1,000 annually to
support the college education of selected students.
“The Donaldson team is committed to the entire rotorcraft
industry. Our military aviators and their families are especially
deserving of support and thanks from all Americans,” said
Mike Scimone, president of Donaldson’s St. Louis office.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with AAAA and
seeing our donation at work.”
According to Kristine Graham, Donaldson Foundation President,
“This scholarship funding aligns well with the
Foundation’s mission to support educational initiatives. It
is especially meaningful to us considering the sacrifices currently
being made by so many military families.”
EADS North America, meanwhile, said Monday that it has
contributed $10,000 to the AAAA educational scholarship fund. The
latest contribution brings the company's contribution total to
$85,000 for the EADS North America Distinguished Scholar Endowment.
In addition, it recognizes EADS North America as a major corporate
donor to the scholarship program.
In presenting the donation, Dave Oliver, Chief Operating Officer
of EADS North America, said, "We are pleased to once again show our
support for the Army Aviation Association of America's scholarship
program. Creating educational opportunities for AAAA members and
their immediate family members is of great importance to our
The AAAA is a national organization with 70 local and regional
chapters and more than 17,000 members who support U.S. Army
Aviation soldiers and families. The AAAA Scholarship Foundation
provides college grants and interest-free loans for members and
their families and the families of deceased AAAA members. Since its
start in 1963, the AAAA Scholarship Foundation has awarded more
than $4 million to more than 2,000 qualified applicants.