Commemorative Air Force

Educate, Inspire, and Honor

aka CAF   |   Dallas, TX   |  www.commemorativeairforce.org

Mission

The mission of the CAF is to educate, inspire, and honor through flight and living history.

Ruling year info

2009

CEO and President

Mr. Henry Coates

Main address

P.O. Box 764769

Dallas, TX 75237 USA

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Formerly known as

Confederate Air Force

EIN

74-1484491

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Aircraft Display

CAF aircraft are displayed at air shows and aviation events to support the organization's education mission

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Inducted into the International Hall of Fame 2021

San Diego Air And Space Museum

Affiliations & memberships

Inducted into the San Diego Air And Space Hall of Fame 2021

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Commemorative Air Force operates a fleet of more than 175 vintage aircraft that are used to inspire and educate new generations of Americans on the value of military aviation in assuring our nation's freedom. The CAF's fleet is maintained and flown by the organization's volunteers.

The mission of the CAF is to educate, inspire, and honor through flight. The CAF’s national education initiative uses stories and aircraft from World War II to inspire today's young people, encouraging them to “rise above” adversity and meet their goals. CAF Education outreach tours touch down in over 1000 cities while air shows reach millions of people annually.
In addition, the Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Center focuses on deeper aviation educational opportunities surrounding history, leadership, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.)

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Commemorative Air Force

Board of directors
as of 1/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jordan Brown

Commemorative Air Force

Term: 2022 - 2022

Kent Taylor

Kent Taylor

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/15/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/15/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.