Ways to Support

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Support the CAF with a monetary gift. You can choose to make a one time or recurring gift. There are several options to give a monetary gift, including the Area of Greatest Need, Educational Programming, Aircraft Restoration or the National Aviation Education Center/ CAF National Airbase.

Looking for a way to make a difference before the year ends?

The CARES Act, enacted by Congress in 2020, and then modified and extended for 2021, includes special incentives for individuals who support charities. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is a qualified charity as defined by the CARES act. By making a gift to the CAF by December 31, 2021, you can help the CAF fulfill its mission to educate, inspire, and honor while reducing your tax liability. If you take the standard deduction rather than itemizing on your taxes, you may be able to donate up to $300 to the Commemorative Air Force and reduce your tax liability by the same amount. Or, if you itemize your tax deductions, the CARES act increases the amount of charitable gifts that may be deductible - up to 100% of your adjusted gross income. These special incentives are currently set to expire on December 31, 2021. Please consider making a gift to the CAF today.

*Not intended as tax advice. Please consult your tax advisor for more information on The CARES Act and charitable contributions.

Make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) FROM YOUR IRA

If you are 70 1/2 or older with a traditional IRA, you can join our mission by giving a tax-free gift directly from your IRA to the CAF. Since the gift doesn't count as income, it can reduce your annual income level. Ask your IRA administrator about making a direct transfer to the Commemorative Air Force. Consult your financial or legal advisor for specific information about how a QCD can benefit you.

Join The Victory Circle

Introduced in 2017, the members of The Victory Circle are an exclusive community of individuals dedicated to honoring American military aviation through flight, exhibition, education, and remembrance who make an annual gift of $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000. Members enjoy VIP access to events and leadership, as well as other special privileges and gifts.

Leave a Legacy to the CAF- Join the Heritage Club

The Heritage Club is an organization of friends, who by sharing the long-term vision of the CAF, have established a planned gift for the future benefit of the organization. Donations to the Heritage Club may be designated as an unrestricted gift or restricted to the endowment. The American Airpower Heritage Foundation (AAHF) is the financial branch of the CAF and manages our endowment funds, including all unit endowments. Earnings from the endowment are distributed in keeping with the organization objectives. The CAF General Staff (Board of Directors) directs any unrestricted gifts, as described in the Gift Acceptance Policy.

Support The Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center

The Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center is the first phase of the CAF National Airbase Campus in Dallas. Your gift provides educational opportunities for students to learn STEM aviation sciences and history to develop leadership and 21st century job skills.

Sponsor An Aircraft

Interested in sharing in the cost of restoring, maintain and operating a particular CAF aircraft? If you are a Colonel-level member of the CAF, review Section 6 of the Unit Manual to learn more about becoming an aircraft sponsor. For additional information, please call the Development Office at 214-330-1700, ext. 105.

Donate An Aircraft

If you would like to donate an aircraft to the CAF, please contact the Operations department by calling 214-330-1700.

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