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									                                    Fact Sheet

Mission: Established in 1975 by Pilot International to further the organization’s
humanitarian efforts, the purpose of Pilot International Foundation (PIF) is to promote
programs and activities that support Pilot International’s focus on Brain-Related
Disorders and Disabilities; the mission of which is to “promote an awareness of brain-
related disorders and to improve the lives of those affected -through education,
volunteerism, financial support and research.”

Operations: A Board of Trustees governs PIF. Three divisions work with the Board of
Trustees to accomplish Foundation goals. These divisions include: Scholarships,
Grants Distribution, and Revenue Development/Donor Recognition. A PIF
Representative is appointed to each Pilot district to serve as a liaison between the
district and PIF. Responsibilities include fundraising, communicating PIF activities to
clubs in the district and reviewing grant and scholarship applications. Each club also
appoints a PIF Representative to keep their members informed about PIF activities and
programs.

Activities:
 Grants – The Foundation disburses grants once a year. A Pilot or Anchor Club or a
   District planning a project that will benefit persons with brain-related disorders may
   apply for a matching grant from Pilot International Foundation. A grant application
   must be postmarked to the District PIF Representative no later than October 1 for
   review and submission to the Foundation Grants Distribution Division.

   Scholarships – The Foundation administers four scholarship programs for students
    preparing for careers working with people affected by brain-related disorders or
    disabilities. International students and adults preparing for second careers in
    related fields are also eligible to apply. Applicants must be sponsored by a Pilot Club
    (limited to two applicant per program). All scholarship applications must be
    postmarked to the District PIF Representative no later than March 1.

Programs:
BrainMinders, Pilot International Foundation’s signature project, works with
communities, usually in schools and daycares, to teach children to protect their brains.
This prevention education program has been presented to over 500,000 children as of
April 2009. Also as of this date, there have been over 700,000 books distributed to Pilot
Clubs.

Pilot International’s focus on brain-related disorders is implemented through the
Foundation, which provides fund-raising, financial support, and disburses grants to
support community-based club and district projects. The Foundation raises funds for
education and research through partnerships with national and international
organizations that support Pilot’s focus, such as: National Organization on Disability,
Brain Injury Association, The American Heart Association, The Dana Alliance, and
Alzheimer’s Association. Foundation projects include:


Programs: (cont’d)


   Project Lifesaver- a search and rescue program designed to safely return home
    people who wander.

   Pilot Walks for Alzheimer’s and other brain-related disorders – community walks to
    support PIF’s research fund.

   Brain Awareness Week – nationwide multi-faceted program to educate the public
    regarding brain research.

   The Brain Matters Stroke Initiative – screening and educational program to prevent
    strokes in women.



Financial Support and Fund Raising: All contributions to PIF are tax-deductible
due to its 501 (c)(3) status with the Internal Revenue Service. Additional funds to
support the Foundation are raised through convention sales, catalog merchandise,
royalties, and special events at convention.




                              102-A Preston Court,
                              Macon, GA 31210-5768
                               Fax: (478) 477-6978

                                  Ruby Brown
                          Foundation/Member Services
                             (478) 477-1208 ext. 308
                                ruby@pilothq.org

								
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