"Utilize aviation to
inspire, motivate and provide a path for young people to
realize their dreams"
2007, the Ryan J. Poe Foundation was created by
aerobatic pilot Greg Poe as a means of supporting his
youth program called “Elevate Your Life”. 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.
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. We are accepting requests for presentations
nationwide, and our new program is a step up with brand new
content and more activities! We now feature school
fundraising projects, more opportunities for flights,
scholarships, and a few surprises! Please call for more
Click HERE to
learn more about Ryan.
supports Elevate Your Life and other positive youth
programs, an upcoming scholarship initiative, and other notable domestic and
international projects that currently include a school and
housing recovery effort for underprivileged families in
Salvador. The Ryan J. Poe
Foundation is a
licensed not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.
Foundation Now Accepting Donations Online
You can now make online
donations using your credit card or personal check. Your
donations are fully tax deductible, and will go exclusively
to the supprt of our many efforts to help children
realize their hopes and dreams. Click the Button below to
make your donation today - no amount is too small! If you
wish to have your contribution go to a specific project,
please specify in a note with your contribution.
Founder - Greg
Speaker/ Pilot - Dax Wanless
Executive Director / Pilot - Greg Gibson
Logistics - Russ Poe
Up in the
Air with Greg Poe - by Kathryn Tenbarge
through the sky like a bird,
Watching clouds float lazily below,
wind as you twist, roll, and dive,
Seeing the world spread out below you,
Like a bird,
you fly with freedom,
Like a bird, you do what you please,
No one can
When you're up in the air.
Thank you so
much for taking me flying. It was an amazing experience that
I'll never forget. I now have a new dream- to be a pilot, or
even a professional stunt pilot like you are. Thank you for
inspiring me to fly.