The AMAC Foundation works alongside AMAC and is dedicated to advancing minorities and women pursuing careers in the aviation industry. The Foundation develops educational programs, scholarship and mentorship opportunities, and shares information to support aviation and airport industry professionals, from college students beginning their careers to seasoned professionals.

Since its establishment in 1997, the AMAC Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships for students around the country, supporting students pursuing a broad range of careers in airports, airlines, the federal government, and private sector. To support our efforts furthering minorities and women as aviation professionals, make a tax-deductible donation or consider a corporate sponsorship.

AMAC Foundation Vision

Communities, economies, and industries are strengthened when there is a diversity of perspectives in business operations. We envision an airport and aviation industry that is vibrant and inclusive of minority and women students, employees, and business owners.

AMAC Foundation Mission

The AMAC Foundation creates a community that furthers the presence of minority and women professionals in the industry, from university education and throughout the lifecycle of their professional lives, by advocating for and engaging with professionals at all career levels.

The AMAC Foundation would not exist without the generous support of our donors and corporate partners.

To learn more about the Foundation, read about our past scholarship recipients and our programs.

The Foundation accomplishes its mission by

  • offering scholarships to support university students pursuing careers in the aviation industry;
  • developing programs and events to maximize opportunities for aviation professionals and students to connect and network;
  • conducting educational forums, seminars, and research; and
  • educating the general public on air transportation, airports, airport operations and facilities management.

Foundation Programs

Internship Program

Our goal is simple: connect eligible minority and women students enrolled in aviation-related and business programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and aviation educational institutions with AMAC members.

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Mentorship Program

The AMAC Foundation Mentorship Program supports career level professionals as more individuals are actively pursuing mentoring to advance their careers.

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Project LIFT

AMAC hosts Project LIFT events throughout the year and during the annual Airport Business Diversity Conference. This forum-style mentoring session is held for students interested in fields related to aviation and aviation-related business.

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Foundation Events

AMAC’s annual Airport Business Diversity Conference provides unique opportunities for students to network with professionals around the country and learn about the aviation industry’s role in our communities. Several events at the annual conference support the AMAC Foundation and Scholarship Fund.

A cornerstone event of the AMAC annual Airport Business Diversity Conference, the Bill Walker Memorial Golf Tournament supports the AMAC Foundation.

This annual event highlights dynamic women who have made great contributions in the aviation industry. All proceeds support the AMAC Foundation.

During the annual conference, a silent auction is held to raise funds to support the AMAC Foundation scholarships.