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Donate to the Joseph Nadol Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Nadol was a top industry analyst who covered the aerospace and defense industries. He joined J.P. Morgan in 2001 after five years with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Mr. Nadol tragically passed away in early February of 2015 at the age of 42. He is survived by his wife, Jen Nadol, and their three sons. During his more than 15-year tenure in the aviation industry, he became a well-respected industry partner and touched many lives.

The ISTAT Foundation's “Joseph Nadol Memorial Scholarship” fund was created to recognize his many industry contributions. This scholarship is a way to continue his legacy within the aviation community. The “Joseph Nadol Memorial Scholarship” fund provides scholarships to students pursuing an aviation-related degree with a focus on research and finance. All contributions raised for this scholarship shall be held in a restricted fund entitled the ISTAT Foundation “Joseph Nadol Memorial Scholarship.” Contributions can be made throughout the year or through an annual giving program. The account shall not receive interest on the balance held within the Foundation portfolio. An annual audit shall confirm the fund’s balance each year. No administrative costs shall be applied to the fund. All contributions shall go to fund an annual ISTAT Foundation “Joseph Nadol Memorial Scholarship” until funds run out. At that time, the Foundation Trustees shall determine future funding or close the fund. All donors shall receive contribution receipts verifying their contribution to the fund. Annual scholarships provided through the fund shall be deducted from the fund’s balance annually.

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Donate to the Gilbert W. Speed Memorial Scholarship

Mr. Speed began his career in aviation as a student apprentice in 1952 at the Bristol Aeroplane Company, now part of BAE Systems. In 1957, he moved to Eastern Airlines where he was a development engineer. After an engineering stint at Pan Am, he become the founder of Transequip, now part of Telair International. In 1979, he founded SpeedNews which became the premier newsletter of the aviation industry. The vision in the aviation industry continued as he launched the first annual SpeedNews Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference in 1987. Mr. Speed was a long-time supporting member of ISTAT and was the recipient of the 2010 ISTAT Award. During his more than 60-year tenure in the aviation industry, he become a well-respected industry partner and touched many lives.

The ISTAT Foundation's “Gilbert W. Speed Memorial Scholarship” fund was created to continue his legacy within the aviation community. All contributions raised for this purpose shall be held in a restricted fund entitled the “Gilbert W. Speed Memorial Scholarship.” Contributions can be made throughout the year or through an annual giving program. The account shall not receive interest on the balance held within the Foundation portfolio. An annual audit shall confirm the fund’s balance each year. No administrative costs shall be applied to the fund. All contributions shall go to fund an annual “Gilbert W. Speed Memorial Scholarship” until funds run out. At that time, the Foundation Trustees shall determine future funding or close the fund. All donors shall receive contribution receipts verifying their contribution to the fund. Annual scholarships provided through the fund shall be deducted from the fund’s balance annually.

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The ISTAT Foundation is a non-profit organization under IRS code 501(C)3. Donations are tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Federal tax ID #54-1742507.

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