Each year, Embry-Riddle publishes a special report on philanthropy that recognizes and honors the many supporters of the world’s leader in aviation and aerospace education.
Frederick “Rick” Brown’s (’67, Flight Training, ’72, DB) love of aviation, entrepreneurship and Embry-Riddle has prompted him to make a major planned gift to the university to support the Daytona Beach College of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurship and establish the Rick and Jan Brown Endowed Scholarship.
For Brown, creating an endowed scholarship and supporting the growth of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Embry-Riddle is a chance to further the work of his mentor, Jack Hunt, to improve the university and the field of aviation.
“Jack Hunt was a visionary and an entrepreneur. He was a really strong mentor for me,” says Brown, “It’s important that people have an entrepreneurial spirit in aviation. Jan and I want to encourage people to think outside the box and create things that could help people in aviation.”