Funds to expand distribution of Aviation for Girls magazine
Women in Aviation International received a $10,000 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation. This is the second year that WAI has received an ISTAT grant.
The grant will be used to expand the distribution of Aviation for Girls magazine and WAI will identify ISTAT as the sponsor of this year’s issue. Aviation for Girls is an important resource for WAI’s international Girls in Aviation Day, which will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016. That day, WAI chapters around the world will provide learning opportunities and conduct hands-on aviation activities to introduce girls, ages 8 to 16, to the aviation lifestyle as well as to the career possibilities in aviation and aerospace.
"Aviation for Girls showcases women who serve as role models for girls looking to make a career choice,” says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. “The magazine will be distributed to Girls in Aviation Day participants and provide them with information on scholarships and training, as well as inspirational material to encourage girls to be their best selves. We are grateful to ISTAT for its continuing generosity.”
The ISTAT Foundation was founded in 1994 to provide funds for scholarships, educational programs, and grants to qualified individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism. The ISTAT Foundation Grants Program, administered by the ISTAT Foundation Grants Committee of the ISTAT Foundation Board of Trustees, offers direct grant funding to non-profit [section 501(c)(3) or its equivalent outside the United States] organizations.
More information on Girls in Aviation Day, September 24, 2016, including information about local chapter events, can be found at www.WAI.org/GIAD.