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10% of our fee goes directly to Charity!
We realize life is much more important than what we achieve in the office. That‘s why in 2012, Meisner Aircraft introduced it‘s Pick-A-Charity giveback program.
It’s EASY! – When you let Meisner Aircraft handle your aviation transactions, we’ll donate 10% of our commission fee DIRECTLY to one of our favorite charities below! OR you may submit the name of YOUR OWN CHARITY with our approval. Call us today to make us donate and YOU can start making a difference!
CHARITIES CLOSE TO OUR HEART:
Lake Geneva Youth Camp is a Christian camp and conference center located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. This was the childhood camp of the Meisner family. They have been heavily involved since as program staff, and Gary and Laurie have served on its board of directors – The Lake Geneva Foundation. They’ve worked alongside others in orchestrating fundraising for building projects such as the new air-conditioned gymnasium where campers can now enjoy events during inclement weather. The Camp also hosts a May golf outing to raise funds for inner-city youth who couldn’t otherwise afford a week at camp. Chris is also currently involved in the camp’s “Teen Camp” which draws hundreds of high school students from around Milwaukee and Chicago for a week of high-energy BIG events, daily chapel speakers and a rockin’ worship band.
Since 1873, Conference Point Center has been welcoming conference groups from all over the world to their waterfront peninsula on beautiful Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. In 2010, Gary Meisner and a group of entrepreneurs capitalized on an opportunity to acquire the 21 acre peninsula and merge it with neighboring Lake Geneva Youth Camp and Conference Center’s successful operation. With the ability to serve and lodge 462 guests, it has enormous potential to be the premier conference facility in the Midwest. Plans for a world-class business leadership & ethics training center are in the process and a $20M capital campaign challenge was launched in 2012 to begin renovating it’s turn-of-the-century buildings into state-of-the-art guest lodging, while still maintaining it’s original class and historical architecture.
Located in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Chris Meisner graduated from JBU in 2008 and gives very high regards to its School of Business where he studied. Northwest Arkansas is home to many fortune 500 companies including Wal-Mart, J.B. Hunt and Tyson Foods, and students can observe a wide variety of business cultures at local Wal-Mart vendor offices such as Coca-Cola, P&G, Pepsico, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Del-Monte and more. Chris was a member of JBU’s NAIA Division I National Championship basketball team in 2005 that made the historic Cinderella run from an at-large bid ranking of 32nd to win the National Title, the first ever such feat since the tournament’s 1937 inception. Meisner Aircraft was the recent title sponsor of the SAC basketball tournament hosted by JBU. Funds raised by Meisner are often allocated to the Men’s & Women’s basketball scholarship fund, or Meisner’s general student scholarship fund which helps selected students with a surprise aid for paying off their tuition bills. In 2012, JBU was ranked 1st in the Southern region by US News’s and World Report’s Best Colleges, and was also ranked as “Best Value” institution by Forbes Magazine.
Shepherds Ministries was founded in 1957 on the vision of being the pre-eminent provider for people with intellectual disabilities in order to encourage them to reach their potential. Based in Union Grove, Wisconsin, Shepherds is one of many special needs facilities in Southeastern Wisconsin which is becoming known as one of the best places to live in the US for families with a special needs child. Gary’s brother, Bill, has been a resident at Shepherds since 1999 and Gary has been known to send Bill and his friends at Shepherd’s to see their favorite Chicago Cubs play at Wrigley Field. Shepherds is set apart from similar organizations, in that it is 100% privately funded so financial support is always needed. Residents enjoy competing in Special Olympics events across the state, formal education through Shepherds College, and meaningful work programs at Shepherds Enterprises in partnership with companies such as Campbell’s Soup and Regal Beloit Corporation.
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