Scholarship Fundraisers

$5 (Five Buck) Ducks

We will be selling $5 (Five Buck) ducks during conference and having a live duck dive to determine the winner of a VIP Meet & Greet with the band Chicago… 

Really Great Raffles

Signature Jewelry provided by Loring Jewelers

One raffle item is a pair of David Yurman Rhodalite Garnet earrings. These are set in 18K yellow gold featuring pave diamond detail from the Chatelaine Collection with a retail value of $2,700.

Aviator Decanter & Spirits provided by SiP


The other raffle item is a beautiful decanter set, featuring a stunning glass globe complete with an airplane. Alongside it are a variety of fine spirits that would add to anyone’s personal cellaret.

Tickets for each raffle item are 1 for $10 or 6 for $50.

In Honor of Claudia B. Holliway

The SAMA Educational Foundation, Inc. provides scholarship opportunities to students majoring in aviation management and for SEC-AAAE members seeking AAAE accreditation or certification. This year, all monies raised for the scholarship fund will be donated in memory of Claudia B. Holliway, a special angel to the SEC- AAAE. Claudia passed away in 2017 after her battle with cancer.

Claudia was the Vice President and National Aviation Business Development Lead for Michael Baker International, a global engineering and consulting firm. She was a frequent speaker and session moderator at dozens of aviation industry conferences. One of her favorite activities was being a student mentor through the Academic Affairs Committee of AAAE, where she witnessed several of her mentees and other students whom she came to know grow into airport leadership staff. Claudia donated time and financial resources to many organizations, both locally and nationally, and was a significant fundraiser for several aviation-related scholarship foundations, including the SAMA Educational Foundation, Inc. – going as far as donating pieces of her personal jewelry collection to help raise money.

Claudia had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. While she was compassionate toward others and was laser focused on her career, she never took herself too seriously and wasn’t shy about dressing you in silly costumes, or being the “class clown.” As such, it was her wish that no one mourn her passing. Rather, she wanted all to remember the good times, laughter, fun and fellowship that was shared throughout the years.