Step 1:  

Submit the online Sponsor Application Form or download the Word or 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: Cindy Apple
913 Main Street
Atchison, KS 66002


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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.

Honorees will also receive the following during the June celebration:

  • June 16th, 6:30 p.m. – Friday evening Cocktail Party at the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum. 2 tickets for the bar and transportation included for each registration.
  • June 17th, 8:30 a.m. – Bus transportation to and from the International Forest of Friendship for the Celebration (Honorees only).
  • June 17th, 12:00 p.m. – Lunch immediately following the celebration at Elizabeth's (121 N 5th Street, Atchison, KS 66002). Transportation included.
  • June 17th, Afternoon – Ticket for the afternoon trolley and visits to Atchison landmarks.
  • June 17th, 5:00 p.m. – Dedication of the FBO Hangar in honor of Frank Spatz, Sr. Dinner will follow and is included with registration. A celebration with music and a cash bar will take place after dinner in the hangar and stay open until midnight.  Trolley transport will be available from hotels to the AE airport at 4:30 p.m., returning at 8:00 p.m.  Those wishing to go at different times are free to make their own arrangements.

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The costs 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 April 15, 2017.

*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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