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Reno, Nev. – The Reno Air Racing Foundation (RAFR) welcomes Jack Prescott, market president for U.S. Bank, as the most recent addition to the board of directors. In his new role, Prescott will assist the board in its promotion of aviation through a variety of programs focusing on literacy, math, science and history.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jack Prescott to our organization and know that he will assist in our mission to encourage aviation in the lives of our youth and be a driving force in the world of flight,” said Gary McDonald, Chair of RARF. “His professional experience will be a great addition to our team, helping us to both educate and inspire.”
Prescott is no stranger to community involvement and volunteerism efforts. In addition to selling pit passes for ten consecutive years at the National Championship Air Races, Prescott also spent his time fundraising and volunteering for organizations such as Junior Achievement, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Partners in Education, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN), Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce and Education Collaborative of Washoe County. Furthermore, as an aviation enthusiast and local flight instructor, Prescott spends time teaching grade school students basic aviation skills to spark their interest in aviation oriented careers.
About the Reno Air Racing Foundation
The Reno Air Racing Foundation was established to educate the public, especially young people, about the world of aviation, emphasizing the role that air racing has had on the evolution of the aviation industry. The Foundation has worked extensively with the local school district to integrate aviation-related skills such as piloting, meteorology, engineering and communications into existing literacy, math, science and history programs.