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Support the VFF Program!

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The Vertical Flight Foundation was established in 1967 as the philanthropic arm of the American Helicopter Society (now the Vertical Flight Society). As a charitable organization, the Foundation's operation is made possible solely through voluntary tax-deductible contributions.

100% of every tax-deductible contribution to VFF goes directly to student scholarships. The Vertical Flight Society covers all overhead costs of administration and accounting, and contributes a portion of its revenue to supplementing individual contributions.

Your contributions at work

Here are a few ways VFF's impact has grown over the years, thanks to you:

Scholarship Amount Awarded from 2012-2023

VFF Scholarships by Dollar Amount

Your support of the Vertical Flight Foundation has a direct impact on the advancement of current and next-generation vertical flight technologies. By contributing, you become an essential part of realizing our vision for the future by helping develop our future leaders and supporting deserving students.


The easiest way to start fostering tomorrow's vertical flight talent is to make a donation. If you'd prefer to contribute by check, please make it payable to "Vertical Flight Society." Our mailing address is:

Vertical Flight Foundation
c/o The Vertical Flight Society
2700 Prosperity Ave., Suite 275
Fairfax, VA 22031 USA

(Tax ID: 13-1953506)

Corporate Matching Gift Programs: Many organizations financially match employee contributions to non-profit organizations such as the Vertical Flight Society. Please contact your company administrator to find out if such programs exist to maximize your impact!

Donor Advised Funds: DAFs can help our donors maximize their tax benefits and ease their administrative burdens while supporting the Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships. Please consult a financial advisor to determine if this is the best way forward for your philanthropy, or if other charitable giving vehicles better suit your needs.   

If you have any questions, please contact Betty Chen, VFF Scholarship Coordinator, by phone at 703-684-6777 x102 or by email.

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Not a Vertical Flight Society member yet?

If you are not currently a member, join today! Besides helping support some of the world's most talented engineering students, you'll be able to enjoy many other benefits as a member of the world's oldest society dedicated to the advancement of vertical flight . If you'd like to know more, please contact Valerie Sheehan, Director of Membership, at 703-684-6777 x107 or by email.