The AOPA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is the philanthropic arm of AOPA. Your contributions fund programs that membership dues don’t cover including the AOPA Air Safety Institute and You Can Fly program. Our goal is to fund opportunities of growth beyond what AOPA membership dues can accomplish, for the entire general aviation community.

Meet the AOPA Foundation Staff

Agnes Macdonald-Hutchins

Director, Prospect Development & Research
Agnes joined the AOPA Foundation in 2009 after working in AOPA’s marketing department for seven years. During her tenure, she has worked on many projects to help the organization achieve its goals. She works closely with the Vice President of Philanthropy to help drive the strategic direction by assisting with creation and execution of daily tasks and budgets, ongoing systems management, research and process improvements. Prior to AOPA, she worked for a direct marketing firm and managed a printing company, where she was highly involved with other nonprofit organizations. Agnes holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in management with a nonprofit specialization. She began her private pilot license training and hopes to get back into flying soon. Contact Agnes at 301-695-2112, or by email [email protected]

Becky Johnston

Annual Giving Manager
Becky Johnston is the AOPA Foundation Manager of Annual Giving and the liaison to Presidents Council and Hat in the Ring Society members. Becky has significant fundraising experience in the areas of donor cultivation, stewardship and planned giving. Becky is a graduate of Salisbury University. She lives in Frederick with her husband Chris, son Spencer and daughter Maggie. Contact Becky at 301-695-2274, or by email [email protected]

Karen Hemenway

Prospect Research Specialist
Karen joined AOPA in March of 2015 as a part-time Administrative Assistant to ASI, where she assisted in pre-processing of Certified Flight Instructors and responding to questions regarding AOPA’s eFIRC Program as well as other various duties. She now works as a full-time Research Specialist to provide the Foundation with information management and data support. Prior to AOPA, she worked for an architectural engineering firm as a construction administration assistant. With a background as an avionics technician in the U.S. Navy, she has had many experiences in aviation and safety. She is a student pilot. Contact Karen at 301-695-2128, or by email [email protected]

Sarah Lynn

Development Specialist
Sarah Lynn is the AOPA Foundation Development Specialist. Her main focus is on donor acknowledgements, stewardship, and communication. Sarah joined AOPA in 2015 as a Member Services Representative where she gained knowledge on our many programs. She moved to the AOPA Foundation in December of 2015 as the Administrative Assistant, and was promoted in 2016 to her current position. A graduate of Towson University, Sarah is a Baltimore native, but currently resides in Hagerstown, MD. Contact Sarah at 301-695-2173, or by email [email protected]

Kim Reed

Administrative Assistant
Kim joined AOPA over 30 years ago and since October 2016 she has been working with the AOPA Foundation as an Administrative Assistant where she will provide administrative support to the staff. Prior to joining the Foundation, Kim served as a Member Services Representative, where she used her experience communicating with the members and knowledge of the AOPA database to provide excellent service to members. Prior to that, Kim was the Program Specialist for the Airport Support Network Program(ASN). Contact Kim at 301-695-2208 or by email [email protected]