Kenmore Aero Services gives big to local community, schools.
November 15, 2016 (Seattle, WA) Kenmore Aero Services, an independent, full service FBO at King County International Airport/Boeing Field (KBFI) has awarded its annual charitable giving commitment to two local schools in the Seattle area. Providing a combined $25,000 in contribution, Kenmore Aero selected Raisbeck Aviation High School in Seattle, WA, and Emerald Ridge High School in nearby Puyallup, WA for the donations.
For Emerald Ridge High School (ERHS), which operates a vocational aviation program within its traditional high school education curriculum, Kenmore Aero purchased and donated an RV-12 empennage kit from Aurora, OR-based Vans Aircraft, valued at some $15,000. Says ERHS teacher Jeff Coleman, who leads the aviation program for the school, “This is a significant gift in our school’s aviation program, and provides hands on inspiration for our students. We are grateful for Kenmore Aero’s generosity, and hope to complete an entire aircraft over the coming semesters, built entirely by students.”
Shortly after providing ERHS a Van’s empennage kit, Kenmore Aero also provided a check for some $10,000 as an unrestricted gift to Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS). Therese Tipton, Principal at RAHS notes the gift will be used “…in a 3-part manner, aligning with our school mission of preparing every student for college, career, and citizenship under the lens of aviation and aerospace.”
Kenmore Aero Services President Michael Luigs notes, “It is a fundamental responsibility of aviation businesses- particularly FBOs- to give generously to the communities in which they operate. We feel there is no better way to do that than through inspiring the next generation of young people to become pilots, mechanics or, involved in aviation in some meaningful way. Charitable giving is a core value of Kenmore Aero Services, and one we’re proud to tangibly demonstrate through our actions.”
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About Kenmore Aero Services
Kenmore Aero Services is an independent, full service FBO at King County International Airport/Boeing Field (KBFI) in Seattle, WA. Part of the Kenmore family of companies founded in 1946, which includes Kenmore Air Harbor and Kenmore Air Express, who respectively operate scheduled air service to multiple destinations in the Pacific Northwest, Kenmore Aero Services offers premium FBO services and amenities, at competitive prices. For more information visit www.kenmorefbo.com
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