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Legal Name:  

The AOPA Foundation, Inc.

Legal Address:  

421 Aviation Way
Frederick, MD 21701

Type of Organization:  

501(c)(3) Charitable Organization

Federal Tax ID:    


Contact Person(s):

Melissa Rudinger
Executive Director

Fax Number:

301.695.2343 (non-confidential)

Incorporation State:





Justine Harrison


Grant Thornton

IRS 990:  

Audit and Form 990


The AOPA Foundation, Inc., a tax-exempt charitable, educational, and scientific organization, will educate the general public on the value of general aviation.  The AOPA Foundation works to improve aviation safety, preserve and improve community airports, and encourages learning to fly for career and personal benefit – all in the interest of ensuring the future of general aviation in America.

Board of Trustees

  • William C. Trimble III, Chairman
  • William S. Ayer
  • Lawrence D. Buhl III
  • Darrell W. Crate
  • Matthew J. Desch
  • Amanda C. Farnsworth
  • Burgess H. Hamlet III
  • James N. Hauslein
  • Herman Neel Hipp, Jr.
  • James G. Tuthill Jr.
  • Luke R. Wippler

Board of Advisors

  • Lessing S. Stern, Chairman
  • Charles J. Ahearn
  • David R. Albin
  • Shelly Lesikar deZevallos
  • Ian Blair Fries, M.D.
  • Jerome Norman Gregoire
  • Sean P. Hartness
  • Alan L. Klapmeier
  • Gregory A. Kozmetsky
  • Roger A. Krone
  • Michael Lazar
  • Edward W. McNeil
  • David L. Robertson
  • Theodore Rokita
  • Scott Schneider
  • Harold “Hal” Shevers
  • Dianna Stanger
  • Stephen Taylor
  • Mitchell L. Young
  • Jerry G. Wilke