The AMA Foundation exists to inspire financial support for aeromodeling as a hobby, sport, and scientific pursuit, a legitimate part of our communities and a necessary component of the aeronautical continuum.

The AMA Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization which provides a variety of unique philanthropic opportunities for individuals to support model aviation’s past, present, and future. Supporters of the AMA Foundation are not only making a difference, but will also qualify for the AMA Foundation Contribution Program.

Please support the AMA Foundation in its efforts to preserve, enhance, build, and safeguard aeromodeling by benefi ting the Academy of Model Aeronautics’ benevolent programs

2014 Levels of Support

All donations of $10 or more will receive recognition in Model Aviation magazine and on the AMA Foundation website. Contributing members also receive a special donor icon on their AMA membership card.

Bronze Level $25 to $99.99 In addition to the above:

  • AMA Foundation sticker
  • AMA donor pin

Silver Level $100 to $499.99 In addition to the above:

  • AMA Foundation cap

Gold Level $500 to $999.99 In addition to the above:

  • AMA Foundation duffel bag

Diamond Level $1,000 to $4,999.99 In addition to the above:

  • AMA Foundation polo shirt

Lifetime Contributors $5,000 or more In addition to the above:

  • An annual donor icon on membership card
  • Lifetime Contributor plaque


*Contributor levels are calculated based on gifts made in a calendar year. Donors will qualify for the Lifetime Contributor level based on the total donations made to the AMA Foundation. Donors will receive earmarked gifts at each level, as well as gifts in lower contribution levels.

Corporate Donors $2,500 or more
  • $2,500: Special recognition in Model Aviation magazine and on the AMA Foundation website
  • $5,000: An inscription on the concrete planter located in the AMA Walk of Fame
  • $10,000: Admittance into the AMA Heritage Society and will receive special recognition at select AMA events

Supporting Clubs

  • $1,000: An engraved brick in the Walk of Fame
  • $5,000: Supporting club banner
  • $10,000: Admittance into the AMA Heritage Society

AMA Heritage Society

Individual donors, corporate donors, and clubs that contribute $10,000 or more will be part of the AMA Heritage Society, and will also receive:

  • An AMA Foundation jacket
  • A Heritage Society icon on membership card
  • Special recognition/seating at AMA events
  • Name listed on AMA donor wall

AMA Legacy Society

Any member who includes the AMA Foundation in his or her estate planning is welcomed into the AMA Legacy Society. Estate gifts include bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and other “deferred” gifts.