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Volume 9, Number 6 August 1, 2008     

Stanford Financial Group joins Lindbergh Foundationís Aviation Green Investment Program

The Stanford Financial Groupís management office in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, has joined the Lindbergh Foundationís Aviation Green Investment Program (AGIP).

"Sir Allen Stanford, the Chairman of the Stanford Financial Group, knows that addressing the critical issues facing the environment is of paramount importance," said Doug Hubener, general manager, Stanford Aviation. "He has asked every department in the company to develop ways to support the environment. With a fleet of six corporate jets, our department was intent on finding a solution that would have a direct impact on the aviation sectorís contribution to global green house gas emissions. We feel strongly that the Lindbergh Foundationís program is a good match for this particular area of our Go Green activities."

As a result of Stanfordís participation in the Aviation Green Investment program, the Lindbergh Foundation is able, for the first time, to offer a second year of funding for two aviation projects that received Lindbergh Grants last year. Dr. Amy Lang of the University of Alabama will receive a second grant to continue her research project entitled, "Reducing the Drag Over Aircraft by Mimicking the Surface Geometry of Bristled Shark Skin Scales." Tom Ehresman, an inventor from Loveland, Colorado, will receive a second year of funding for his research project to "Create a Direct Injection Igniter Fuel Nozzle to Eliminate Use of Leaded Fuels in Existing High Power Density Aircraft Piston Engines."

The AGIP gives aviation operators the opportunity to be part of an organization with a long and proven history of success. The suggested donation is one percent of annual aviation-related fuel costs. An added benefit is that the Lindbergh Foundationís non-profit status makes all contributions tax-deductible. Partners in this program also receive a decal to place on their aircraft offering a way to publicly show that they are wise and responsible members of the world community. For more information or to participate in this program, visit www.LindberghFoundation.org.

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