The AOPA Foundation’s Hat in the Ring Society is our longest-running philanthropic giving circle. The name comes from the superior World War I fighter squadron led by the legendary ace Captain Eddie Rickenbacker. The Hat in the Ring Society is comprised of philanthropist-pilots who "throw their hats in the ring" with charitable donations between $1,000 and $5,000 every year.
The AOPA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) organization. Contributions to the AOPA Foundation, Inc. are tax-deductible to the extent allowed under applicable law.