The mission of Stuart Air Show, Inc. is to promote a safe, family entertainment event while providing financial support to its benefiting non-profit organizations including: the Martin County Community Foundation, Road to Victory Military Museum, Special Olympics, United Way of Martin County, Civil Air Patrol, Boy Scouts of America, as well as many other deserving community charities. The air show offers many different types fundraising opportunities for local non-profit organizations and community groups. Nearly a dozen organizations benefit from the show each year.
The air show is a 3 day event featuring thrilling performances by nationally known performers as well as interesting and historical static displays of aircraft and vehicles. The Stuart Air Show continues to provide multiple benefits to the surrounding community through its direct charitable giving, through fundraising opportunities for nonprofit and civic groups at the show, and through its significant impact on the local economy.
High School Scholarship Opportunities
The Stuart Air Show will bestow a scholarship to any student from any school who displays leadership, solid academic progress, and financial need. An application form will be made available in September.
This past year (2016), more than $25,000 was distributed to the following charitable partners: United Way of Martin County, Road to Victory Military Museum, Buffalo Soldiers, city of Stuart Police Explorers, Venture Crew, Special Olympics, Martin County Community Foundation, Civil Air Patrol, and the St. Lucie Centennial High School NJROTC.
United Way of Martin County
United Way of Martin County is committed to the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. Funds from The Stuart Airshow were put right to work, improving lives for our neighbors through more than 50 local programs. Families struggling to put food on the table received much needed relief, students in low-income households got off to a good start in school, at-risk youth learned critical vocational and technical skills, and much more. For a full list of the programs/services supported by United Way of Martin County, visit www.UnitedWayMartin.org.
Martin County Community Foundation
The Martin County Community Foundation is so pleased to be able to pay forward the gift made to the Foundationto the matching pool of funds used during the Great Give. The Great Give takes place annually and it is a day dedicated to charitable giving. Individuals can register and give to their local charity of choiceand a percentage of thatgift is matched through what is called a bonus pool. The Great Give takes place this year on May 17th. Standby for moreinformation. Following the Great Give day we can report how many Martin County charities participated, how much was donated and how much was matched! This is a great way to ensure that many local charities benefit from the gift made by the Stuart Air Show tothe Martin County Community Foundation. Historically the gift has touched various organizations focused on children, elders, animals, arts, culture, environment, education, etc.
Road to Victory Military Museum
Our Mission: To honor and pay tribute to all the brave men and women who have served and are presently serving our country in the Armed Forces. Our display of historical artifacts, uniforms, militaria, photographs, and vehicles both historical and personal, pay homage to these heroes while informing and educating the public of their noble endeavors and our freedoms as Americans.
For those who love exploring your passions, making new friends, and discovering the world. Venturers are always looking for an adventure. Rappelling a cliff. Perfecting your shot. Designing a robot. Kayaking into the sunset. Exploring your faith. Volunteering at an animal shelter. Each activity provides an opportunity to shine and learn more about yourself and the world around you. Venturing is youth-led and youth-inspired. You'll acquire life skills and gain experiences that will prove to be valuable regardless of where your future takes you, all while having a blast: leadership, event-planning, organization, communication, responsibility – the list goes on!
The Stuart Police Explorer Post 898
"The Stuart Police Explorer Post 878 would like to thank the Board and the those that visit the Stuart Air Show. The donation that is generously given by the Board every is used to send explorers to a 6 day 5 night Law Enforcement Explorer Academy where they learn the skills needed to be successful in school, law enforcement, and life. Without this donation we would not be able to provide this life changing training to our youth."
Mission: Provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Civil Air Patrol
Mission: Support America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power. Aerospace education, cadet programs, emergency services.
High School Scholarships
We gave away three scholarships for $250 each in 2017. Elisabeth Glynn the previous Director started the scholarship program in 2016. This year we gave the scholarships to: Martin County High School – McKenna Cook, South Fork High School – Noah Pack, Jensen Beach High School - Hanna Robertson. They were presented by several members of the board on scholarship nights, including Ron Rowars, Amy Bottegal and Doug Davis.
Enforcers Motorcycle Club
The Enforcers Motorcycle Club consists of members who have served this great country of ours as well as the other countries we represent and consider our allies. We are not only limited to members of Law Enforcement, Military, Public Safety or family and friends of, but also represent American Patriots and their allies. As our original motto states 'America's Freedoms Enforced!' Our mission is to support America's Freedoms First!
Mission: Serve ourselves as riders and our communities as responsible citizens. We will provide positive role models for the youth in our communities and will continue the tradition of service to the nation as established by our Military ancestors. We are a Motorcycle Club comprised of mostly minority men and women from military (Active, Retired, Reserve), Law Enforcement/Corrections (Active & Retired) and business professionals, dedicated to the sport of motorcycling. We foster education of all people on the role of the Buffalo Soldier in the building of the United States.