Ways to Give

Every story of inspiration at the Daedalian Foundation is made possible
thanks to generous gifts from donors like you.

Over the past 60 years the Daedalian Foundation has supported students with mentorship, scholarships, flying training, and awards that inspire tomorrow’s military aviators. We do all of this because, as our selectees learn by your example, there are times when you devote yourself to a higher cause than personal safety.

There are many ways you can give. Donations of all sizes, whether they’re recurring or one time, make a difference. With your gift, you help provide the best inspiration.

The Daedalian Foundation is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to the Daedalian Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The tax identification number is 74-1365823. The information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney or tax advisor.

Sustaining Gifts

You may choose to donate a monthly contribution in any amount to support the Daedalian mission. We recognize our continuing donors on our webpage and in each quarterly Daedalus Flyer. To set up an ongoing commitment, call our office membership coordinator at 210-945-2111 or use our online form.

Eagle Wing

The Eagle Wing recognizes the many donors who support Daedalian efforts to inspire future military aviators. All donations count toward Eagle Wing recognition levels.

To see a complete list of Eagle Wing donors, click here.

You can give:
Online using our secure form.
By phone at 210-945-2111 or by email.
By mail at Daedalians, PO Box 249, JBSA-Randolph, TX 78148

We now accept cryptocurrency! Click here.


Eagle Wing Recognition Levels

Pilot Level $100+
Element Leader $250+
Flight Leader $500+
Squadron Commander $750+
Wing Commander $1,000+
Wing Commander Exemplar $2,000+
Eagle Wing “ACES” $5,000
Eagle Wing Double “ACE” $10,000
Eagle Wing Triple “ACE” $15,000
Eagle Wing “ACE OF ACES” $20,000 +
Lt Col Les Leavoy Honor Circle $50,000 +

Memorial or Tribute Gifts

Celebrate the life of a friend or loved one by making a gift in their name online or by contacting our office at 210-945-2111 or by email.

Give Through a Donor-Advised Fund (IRA – RMD)

If you are 70 or older, you can make a contribution of up to $100,000 annually from your IRA account to inspire tomorrow’s military aviators.
A donation transferred directly from your IRA to the Daedalian Foundation is not considered federally taxable income for you, but it does count toward your required minimum distribution.
For more information, please call 210-945-2111, or have your IRA administrator use our letter of instruction to help you make a charitable rollover gift to the Daedalian Foundation. As always, please consult your advisors to determine if this type of gift is right for you.

Stocks and Securities

Gifts of stock can help the Daedalian Foundation continue its vision of inspiring tomorrow’s military aviators to selflessly serve our nation. Your gifts of stock or securities are greatly appreciated. These gifts may result in capital gains tax savings and an immediate charitable deduction for you. For transfer instructions or additional information, contact our office at 210-945-2111 or by email.

For Stock and and/or Bonds use these instructions

Account number:  8248-5639

The DTC number is 0141



For Cash donations use these instructions

Wells Fargo Advisors

Routing number 121000248

Account number:  9900748840


Please fill out our transfer form so we can properly acknowledge your gift for tax purposes.

Estate Planning

When you give to the Daedalian Foundation, you’re creating an opportunity for students who want to serve our nation as military aviators. As a legacy donor, you’ll have the confidence of knowing you’re perpetuating the spirit of patriotism, love of country, and high ideals of self-sacrifice exemplified by the American pilots of World War I.

Get Started in Two Simple Steps

1. Decide how much you’d like to give and how you’d like to give it. Whether you fund a bequest with cash, securities, property or other assets, every amount makes a significant difference to those we serve.

2. Give us a call at 210-945-2111 or email to discuss the best ways to leave your legacy of hope. If you’ve already included the Daedalian Foundation in your plans, please share the good news with us. We would be honored to thank you for your gift. And if you prefer to remain anonymous, we will, of course, respect your wishes. Consider donating to the Daedalian Foundation through your will or a revocable living trust. Your gift will make a lasting impact on the lives of students we support.

Bequest Language Example

Specific Dollar Amount or Percentage Bequest

I hereby give, devise, and bequeath to the Daedalian Foundation, a Texas nonprofit corporation with its principal offices at P.O. Box 249, Universal City, TX 78148, Federal Tax ID Number: 74-1365823, (the sum of $____) or (____ percent (___%) of my total estate determined as of the date of my death), to be used for the Daedalian Foundation’s general use and purpose.

Legal Name: Daedalian Foundation Address: P.O. Box 249, Universal City, TX 78148

Federal Tax ID Number: 74-1365823

Corporate Gifts

The Daedalian Foundation is proud to partner with corporations who support the future of military aviation. We would love to discuss the best way for your company to partner with us. Contact our office at 210-945-2111 or by email.

Matching Funding

Your gift to the Daedalian Foundation may qualify for matched dollars by your employer! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, and/or employees’ spouses. Check with your company or organization to find out if your employer has a matching gift program and DOUBLE YOUR GIFT TODAY!