Donor Recognition

Embry-Riddle donor portraits

Leading supporters of Embry-Riddle express their belief in the value and mission of higher education through their donations. We express our appreciation for their support through our gift societies.

Gift society members are included in Embry-Riddle's annual report and receive special publications, mailings and invitations to special events. Through their support and enthusiasm for our mission, members not only help us maintain the educational programs and the physical components of Embry-Riddle, but also the intangible qualities of a leading university: the sense of community, the respect for tradition, and the recognition of achievement.

Lifetime Giving Societies

Embry-Riddle established its lifetime giving societies to recognize benefactors who have made substantial commitments of personal resources to sustain and promote Embry-Riddle's mission.

Jack R. Hunt Society

John Paul Riddle Society

T. Higbee Embry Society

The Legacy Society

By including Embry-Riddle in their estates, Legacy Society members maintain a heritage of achievement that creates success for many generations of our best and brightest.

The Legacy Society

Read Flight Plan, our legacy newsletter

Gift Clubs

Established in 1986, the Eagle Society recognizes the commitment of donors who give annually to support student opportunities in all areas. 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.

Learn More

Contact us on how to join the Council of 100

Annual Report

Each year, Embry-Riddle publishes its Annual Report on Philanthropy, a special stewardship report that recognizes and honors its many supporters. Read the latest on how your philanthropy makes a difference at Embry-Riddle.

Read the Annual Report



A Vision for Future Entrepreneurs

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.”