2015 Supporters

2015 Donations

Special Thanks…

A special thank you to those donors who, cumulatively, have contributed more than $10,000 to the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame (through 2015):

William Ottley Circle ($1 million and above)

  • Vakos Development Company
  • William H. Ottley Charitable Fund Pledge

Leonardo Da Vinci Circle ($500,000 – $999,999)

  • Parachute Industry Association / Naming Rights – The PIA Exhibit on the History of Parachute Equipment

Chairman’s Circle ($100,000 – $499,999)

  • Lowell M. Bachman Family / Para-Gear Equipment Co., Inc. / Naming Rights – The Lowell M. Bachman Skydiving Theatre
  • Karen Dean
  • James F. (Curt) Curtis III
  • Don Jenkins
  • Kirk Knight / Naming Rights – Library of Parachuting
  • Lenny Potts / Naming Rights – Museum Hall of Fame Exhibit
  • Ronald J. Zais / Naming Rights – Memorial Patio & Walkway

Founder’s Circle ($50,000 – $99,999)

  • Dana P. & MK Engelstad Charitable Trust Pledge
  • Paraclete Real Estate Holdings, LLC/Tim & Colleen D’Annunzio
  • Raeford Aviation / Gene Paul Thacker Family
  • Gene Paul Thacker Celebration of Life
  • Pat Thomas/Sun Path Products, Inc.
  • Thatcher White / Naming Rights – Media Library

President’s Circle ($25,000 – $49,999)

  • DJ Associates / Jean Beck & Mike Beck
  • Ellsworth Getchell
  • Para Publishing/Dan Poynter
  • Performance Designs, Inc.
  • Timothy Saltonstall
  • Skydive Dallas/Lee and Carol Schlichtemeier
  • United States Parachute Association
  • Estate of Robert Waspe

Trustee’s Circle ($10,000 – $24,999)

  • Complete Parachute Solutions, Inc.
  • John Higgins
  • Pat Moorehead Team-80
  • Chris & Conny Needels
  • Perris Valley Aviation Services
  • Myrt Rose
  • Skydive Arizona
  • SSK Industries, Inc.
  • United Parachute Technologies, LLC & Vigil USA









One comment

  1. Amelia Diaz says:

    Please, Miss Nancy Kemble (Administrator), notify me the Skydiving Exprerience Museum in North Orlando, Florida, open in 2018, will bring for the very first time ever the audacious and brave Ripcord’s men, the handsome, headstrong, youthful and colorful skydiver Ted McKeever (the late Larry Pennell) and his inseparable level-headed older mentor and partner Jim Buckley (the also late Ken Curtis), although in high-tech virtual reality, with all and their wise brief comments, addressing to viewers the importance of safety in skydiving before trying it, at the end of every exciting episode of the most awesome skydiving adventure series and the most danger-packed show on television of the early 1960s ever made by far of its namesake, Ripcord!

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