PAN AM HISTORICAL FOUNDATION INC

San Francisco, CA   |  www.panam.org

Mission

To actively preserve and promote the unique heritage and contributions of Pan American World Airways, Inc.

Ruling year info

2013

President

Mr. Charles W. Runnette

Chairman

Mr. Edward Trippe

Main address

1559-B Sloat Blvd. #144

San Francisco, CA 94132 USA

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Formerly known as

Flight Spectrum International, Inc.

EIN

59-2653271

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

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The Pan Am Historical Foundation website: www.panam.org

The website of the Pan Am Historical Foundation, providing information, media, and links to other organizations and educational resources focusing on the history and contributions of Pan American World Airways and other significant contributors to aviation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

An annual grant is awarded to graduate students and scholars researching the Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records located at the Otto Richter Library at University of Miami Libraries’ Special Collections. Proposals resulting in publication in any media are given priority.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A publication provided to members as well as a wider audience, published three or four times per year, and distributed both in print and via electronic delivery.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The CLIPPER HERITAGE AWARD is presented by the Pan Am Historical Foundation to honor a significant contribution to humanity involving aviation and exemplifying the vision, innovation and adventure that was Pan American World
Airways.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A documentary film produced for distribution on public television in the USA, and other outlets across the globe, this two to three-hour film will re-tell the exciting history of how Pan American Airways grew from a 90-mile route to conquer the world's widest ocean only eight years later.

Population(s) Served
Secular groups
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Film Preservation grant 2020

National Film Preservation Foundation

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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To increase the public appreciation of Pan American World Airways, and more broadly, that of global commercial aviation, as the industry has evolved since its inception.

Through its online presence via a website and related social media, as well as serving an engaged core of members, the Pan Am Historical Foundation reaches out to those who are, or can be, engaged in the appreciation of commercial aviation achievements. We also sponsor academic research, and partner with other organizations such as the Otto G. Richter Library's Special Collections Division at the University of Miami, HistoryMiami, and the Louis Turpen Museum and Library at San Francisco International Airport when appropriate to further the objectives of the foundation.

Additionally, the foundation occasionally supports special projects, such as the development of "Across the Pacific", a documentary film project for television.

The Foundation's membership represents a strong base of experience and interest, for all aspects of the organization's programs. Additionally, given the international reach of our unique community of interest, we can draw on the talent, connections, and experience of a global network, all lending support to the core objective of public outreach and education.

Our support of an ongoing scholarship program is well established (and grant recipients have gone on to make noteworthy contributions as a result). The foundation continues to publish the Clipper Newsletter, an outstanding channel for information and education. The website has been completely revamped and continues to evolve to reflect current online technology as well as changing content. Our archival, consultative, and informational resources have been sought out and made available to electronic and print content producers and journalists, providing an authoritative reference source.

How we listen

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    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.)

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Financials

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Operations

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PAN AM HISTORICAL FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 07/24/2021
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Board chair

Mr. Edward Trippe

Board leadership practices

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    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable