International Forest of Friendship

The deadline for sponsoring 2019 nominees is July 15, 2019. Please consider honoring someone in 2019.
​Learn more in the details below:

Do you know someone who has made a special contribution to aviation?

You can honor them by sponsoring their application to be inducted into the International Forest of Friendship! 

Your nominee will be honored at the ceremony in June, and an engraved stone with their name will be added to the walkways that wind through the Forest.

Visit the Honorees page to learn more about past honorees.

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Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Steps


Honorees will also receive the following during the Celebration:

By registering, you will have access to these exciting events with food and transportation provided:

Sept 20, 5:30 p.m. – Friday evening cocktail party. Cash bar will be provided. Transportation provided from hotels to event.  2 tickets for the bar and transportation included for each registration. 
Sept 21, morning – Girls Fly-in at AE Airport.
Sept 21, 12:30 p.m. – Lunch with keynote address.
Sept 21, 1:15 p.m. -- Bus transportation to the International Forest of Friendship for the Celebration.
Sept 21, 2:00 p.m. – Induction ceremonies at Forest.  Bus transport to hotels afterwards.
Sept 21  –  Afternoon trolley and visits to Atchison landmarks.
Sept 21, 6:00 p.m.  – Dinner and hangar dance at AE Airport.  Trolley transport will be available from hotels to the AE airport at 5:30 p.m., returning at 8:00 p.m.  Those wishing to go at different times are free to make their own travel arrangements.  Other evening meals will be at leisure on Saturday and are not part of the registration.

​​Step 1:  

Submit the online Sponsor Application Form or download the PDF version and mail/e-mail the completed form and supporting documents to the Forest. 

Step 2:  

Sponsor Obligation for Payment: Payment of $450.00 by check/mail or PayPal to the International Forest of Friendship must be submitted for each Honoree. This amount supplements the purchase of the stone, the engraving of the stone with the honoree's name, the placement of the stone, and forest maintenance. 

To complete honoree registration, click on the "Add to Cart" button below. This will transfer you to the PayPal site where you may complete registration, or you may mail your payment. 

Step 3: 

Submit all supporting documents for the honoree, which include: 

  • A photograph of the honoree
  • A maximum 300-word biography (in the 3rd person) about the honoree for the Forest magazine
  • A two-paragraph (up to 150 words) summary for the press release
  • List the name and contact information of the local media to which the honoree wishes publicity sent

All supporting documents may be submitted to or mailed to:

International Forest of Friendship
Attn: Office Staff
913 Main Street
Atchison, KS 66002

The cost for the sponsoring an honoree is $450.*

You will receive a receipt as official confirmation of acceptance for each Honoree.    

Refunds are not available after July 15, 2019

*This amount does not include the Registration Fee for attending the Forest Celebration—please let your honoree know if you do not plan to pay their registration fee!

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