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Forest of Friendship Honorees

Sponsor an Honoree

Additional Information

The deadline for sponsoring 2020 nominees is July 15, 2020

Please consider honoring someone in 2020.
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 September, and an engraved stone with their name will be added to the walkways that wind through the Forest.

Honorees will also receive the following during the Celebration:
By registering, you will have access to the exciting events with food and transportation provided.   Schedule is in the registration form and on the Schedule page.


​​Step 1:  

Submit the online Sponsor Application Form or download the PDF version in the Downloads section below 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!.


An additional way to honor is to donate a bench to the Forest in a specific location.

Sponsor Form

2020-IFO- Sponsor Application Form (pdf)