Embry-Riddle is giving flight to great ideas. This past fall the university launched a crowdfunding site at crowdfunding.erau.edu to garner awareness and support of student and faculty projects. Alumni and friends of the university can shop the site for the projects most relevant to their interests and choose to donate directly to them.
“Many initiatives and projects have immediate and substantial needs, and this tool allows donors to make a difference with the click of a button,” says Bill Hampton, senior vice president for external relations and chief marketing officer.
At its launch, the site featured ambitious projects that go beyond the classroom, including building a space habitat simulator out of a 1976 Airstream trailer and launching a student-built rocket into space. A scholarship supporting the next generation of Embry-Riddle students in honor of the university’s 90th anniversary is also a funding option.
Most projects have established fundraising goals and limited time frames by which to meet them. New projects and funding priorities are showcased on a continuing basis. Visit crowdfunding.erau.edu today and help students and faculty give flight to great ideas.