The Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation pledged $50,000 to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for upcoming student scholarships. The donation continues the foundation’s ongoing relationship with the university and supports its mission in granting educational accessibility to students within the aeronautical industry.
“Embry-Riddle and The Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation share the same mission to advance education in the in the aeronautical industry,” said Lanie Morgenstern, director of The Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation. “As champions of education, we are pleased to continue our work by supporting the students of Embry-Riddle throughout their studies. We are a proud partner of this university and have a meaningful impact in collegiate careers.”
The Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation established the “Spirit Airlines Denise Masella Aviation Scholarship,” an endowed aviation scholarship for women in financial need at the university. This scholarship was created from the money raised at the 2020 Spirit Open fundraiser, where proceeds were donated to numerous organizations across the country and provided educational scholarships to students pursuing a career in aviation.
“We are deeply grateful to The Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation for their generosity and commitment to students as well as educational excellence,” said Embry-Riddle Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Lon D. Moeller. “Through the foundation’s generosity, Embry-Riddle will be able to advance educational opportunities for a broader talent pool, and enrich the aviation workforce as well as the lives of our students.”
The Spirit Airlines Charitable Foundation is committed to inspiring positive change in the communities where we live and work. Investments are made in organizations that have a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families, education and military veterans through team member volunteerism, monetary and in-kind donations.