Our Mission: Utilize aviation to inspire, motivate and provide a path for young people to realize their dreams.
Founded in 2008, the Ryan J. Poe Foundation was created by world-renowned aerobatic pilot Greg Poe as a means of supporting his youth program called “Elevate Your Life” founded in 2004. This exciting and nationally recognized program came about as a result of Greg’s son Ryan’s tragic drug related death in August of 2002.
The Foundation supports Elevate Your Life and other positive youth programs, an upcoming scholarship initiative, and other notable domestic and international projects that included a school and housing recovery effort for underprivileged families in El Salvador, and currently includes support and participation in the Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour 2017 – Arctic Aviation 150 Project.
With the passing of Greg Poe on July 24th, 2011, our mission needs your support more than ever. The Ryan J. Poe Foundation is making great headway with new plans to continue Greg’s work and expand, so please give generously. Please contact us for more information.
The Ryan J. Poe Foundation is a licensed not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.