News Release - Terry and Mary Kohler to Receive Lindbergh Award
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Contact: Kelley Welf
Terry and Mary Kohler to Receive Lindbergh Award
Miles O’Brien will be the Master of Ceremonies
MINNEAPOLIS (April 20, 2009) — Pilots and non-pilots alike will be flocking to the Eagles Hangar at the EAA AirVenture museum in Oshkosh, WI on May 16, 2009 for the annual Lindbergh Foundation Award Celebration. The Lindbergh Award is given annually to individuals whose work over many years has made significant contributions toward Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's concept of balancing technology and nature.
This year the Lindbergh Foundation will be honoring aviator/conservationists Terry and Mary Kohler, of Windway Capital Corp., and residents of Sheboygan, Wisc., for their commitment to the care and protection of the environment. Among their many accomplishments, the Kohlers used general aviation aircraft to transport the eggs of endangered bird species to expand their range, including a round-the-world flight over Russia to deliver Siberian crane eggs to Western Siberia in 1997. Also honored will be the world-recognized environmental leader Mr. Lester Brown, founder of the Earth Policy Institute.
“This year’s blend of the Kohlers, who have involved aviation with their personal conservation efforts, a world-recognized environmental leader in Lester Brown, combined with the EAA AirVenture Museum, a location that represents the best of the best in general aviation and innovation, sets the stage for a superb event,” said Foundation Chairman John King, co-chairman of King Schools. The gala will be held at the EAA AirVenture Museum, in Oshkosh, Wisc., on Saturday, May 16, 2009. The ceremony includes a reception, silent auction, dinner and a program, including remarks from the award recipients.
For reservations and information about the May 16 event at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, please contact the Lindbergh Foundation office at 763/576-1596, or reservations may be made on-line at www.lindberghfoundation.org.
As an added attraction, EAA is offering vintage aircraft rides and discount museum admission to Lindbergh Foundation gala attendees. Flights in the Ford Tri-Motor, Swallow and Travel Air will be available that weekend only for Lindbergh Foundation gala guests. The Lindbergh Foundation web site has complete details and prices.
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About The Lindbergh Foundation
The Lindbergh Foundation is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based in Anoka, Minnesota, which supports great innovations that foster the environment for a planet in balance. The Lindbergh Foundation also values individual initiative and accomplishments. Its programs are devoted to supporting, honoring, and educating individuals, through three major programs: the annual Lindbergh Award, presented to individuals for significant contributions toward balancing nature and scientific innovation in their work; the Lindbergh Grants program, which provides grants in amounts up to $10,580 (the cost of building the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927) for research or education projects that will make important contributions to the technology/environment balance; and a variety of educational events and publications centered on the balance theme.
EDITORS NOTE: Photos of Mr. Brown and the Kohlers are available here.