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You have many options when you decide to make a gift to Embry-Riddle. Whether you want to make an immediate gift online, set up a scholarship fund or make a multi-year pledge or begin the rewarding journey of leaving a legacy for future generations of students, we can help.

Whatever you choose, when you give you make a difference for aerospace and related industries by investing in the people who will determine the course of the industry for generations to come. With your support, we will tackle the big challenges facing aerospace today—and tomorrow.

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Annual Giving

Contributing to the Fund for Embry-Riddle allows you to combine your annual gift with others to make a difference in the lives of students.

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Ways to Give

Want to give now? Pledge a gift over time? Support a project through crowdfunding? Leave a legacy or set up an endowed fund? Explore the many ways to realize your goals.

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What to Give

When it comes to giving, cash is only one of many options. Explore some of the most popular options for supporting Embry-Riddle.

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Legacy / Estate Gifts

Leaving a gift to Embry-Riddle through your will or trust is a powerful way to invest in the future of the university by supporting generations to come.

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Taking Care of Business

When Alex Wells first accepted a teaching job at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1972, its Daytona Beach Campus was a collection of old military buildings and nearly all of its students were soldiers.  

“There was virtually nothing here, just a bunch of WWII barracks,” recalls the esteemed retired College of Business faculty member who taught at both the Daytona Beach and Worldwide campuses. 

“But I came here in March and the weather was gorgeous, so I said there’s no question,” Wells says with a smile. “ERAU offered me $11,000 to start, which was half of what I was earning in Chicago.”

Wells got his start teaching business aviation at Embry-Riddle and, after a long and successful academic career, he decided that he and his wife, Mary, wanted to give back to the university. The Deland couple made a planned gift to fund the Dr. Alex and Mary Wells Endowed Scholarship to assist aviation business administration students.  They said the bequest was easy to make. 

“We wanted to do something to specifically help students,” Wells says.

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Mary and Dr. Alex Wells, in the atrium of the David B. O'Maley College of Business in Daytona Beach, Fla.