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Category: fundraiser

The Air Zoo's Fund Your Favorite restoration campaign soars toward the finish line with announcement of two major gifts

In April, the Air Zoo announced a massive fundraising competition to complete the restoration of the Douglas SBD-2P Dauntless (Bu. No. 2173) and the F-117 Nighthawk Shaba (tail number 817) in 2021. In just two short months, the museum’s donors stepped up to the challenge and raised nearly $10,000 towards the completion of the restoration of these historic aircraft.   Fueled by the energy in the community, the Tyler Little Family Foundation joined in the cause and pledged an... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Thursday, Jun 10, 2021
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The Air Zoo launches competition, nationally, to raise $100,000 for completion of the SBD-2P & F-117 Nighthawk restorations in 2021

April 21, 2021 Portage, MI – Excitement is building at the Air Zoo as they announce a competition of mass proportions to complete the restoration of the Douglas SBD-2P Dauntless (Bu. No. 2173) and the F-117 Nighthawk Shaba (tail number 817) in 2021. Anyone who has visited the Air Zoo, or follows them on social media, knows that one of their most inspiring experiences is housed in the Air Zoo’s Flight Discovery Center. Since 2013, the Air Zoo has proudly boasted one of the... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021
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We have partnered with Target Circle

We are honored to announce that we have been chosen to participate in a special charitable giving campaign, sponsored and funded by Target. And you have the chance to help direct a portion of Target's donation to us! Now through June 30, vote for us through the Target Circle program to help determine how Target's donation will be divvied up. Find out more about target circle here: www.target.com/circle We're asking our supporters to help us make the most of this incredible... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Thursday, Apr 1, 2021
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Air Zoo takes 2020 Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards to Streaming Event

Staff at the Air Zoo in Portage, Michigan are busily preparing for the 7 th annual Science Innovation Hall of Fame Awards (SIHOF), which honors the heroes of our past through the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, celebrates today’s inspirational and dedicated teachers, and highlights the exceptional accomplishments of some of our region’s best and brightest students. What has typically been an evening of fundraising, dinner, music, awards and celebration at the Air Zoo’s annual... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Monday, Oct 12, 2020
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Air Zoo’s Science Innovation Hall of Fame (SIHOF) Awards Honors Students, Educators, Lifetime Achievements - Saturday, April 13

Portage, MI , April 3, 2019 – The Air Zoo is proudly planning their sixth annual Science Innovation Hall of Fame (SIHOF) Awards event, which will take place at the Air Zoo on Saturday, April 13, 2019.  Presented by Western Michigan University, this festive and interactive event recognizes and encourages West Michigan high school students, K-12 level educators, and local organizations and individuals who have innovated and excelled within, or shown exceptional support of,... Read More
Posted by Nikki Statler at Friday, Apr 5, 2019
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