Embry-Riddle's annual giving clubs were established to support academic programs and student opportunities in all areas. Today, the dollars donors invest not only enhance general programs and operations but also furnish scholarship funds for deserving students and help the university acquire state-of-the-art technology and library resources.
Established in 1986 to celebrate the annual commitment of university supporters, the Eagle Society is comprised of five giving levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Eagles clubs.
Through gifts of $10,000 or more each year, Platinum Eagles have the personal privilege of helping shape the future of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Gold Eagles secure Embry-Riddle's position as an outstanding institution of higher education by making annual gifts of $5,000 to $9,999.
Through annual support of $2,500 to $4,999, Silver Eagles build the unsurpassed training programs that have become a hallmark of our university.
Bronze Eagles give $500 to $2,499 annually, and help us soar to new heights in educational achievement.
Our large number of Eagles Club donors, who each give up to $499 annually, are the foundation upon which this great university's progress is built.
If you'd like to look through the members of our Eagle Society categorized by their affiliation to the university, select one of the links below.
The Council of 100, our alumni gift club, is reserved for alumni who make an outright annual gift of $1,200 or pledge a minimum of $100 a month for at least 12 months.
To find out more about how you can help the next generation of fellow alumni, contact us or call Yoon Choi, Director of Annual Giving, at 386-226-7223.
With eight university degrees and 30 years spent living abroad, Donna Roberts has always had a love of learning. “Education opens doors and changes people’s lives in tangible ways,” she says.
Roberts is a dual alumna of Embry-Riddle (2010), as well as associate professor and chair of the social sciences and economics department and chair of undergraduate research at the Worldwide Campus in Germany. She says she wanted to help students who share her passion for education, especially those in the military.
That is why Roberts and her husband, Sergio Del Bianco, recently made a generous planned gift to Embry-Riddle, creating an endowed scholarship in their names. The couple, who met in Italy and have been together 22 years, are also funding a term scholarship to immediately help undergraduate or graduate students with financial need.
“Valuing education so much, I wanted to give back to something that is meaningful to me,” she says.