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The Lindbergh Foundation is excited to announce the launch of our newest initiative dedicated to achieving balance in our world through the use of technology,
the Air Shepherd Initiative!




Air Shepherd is dedicated to the elimination of illegal poaching of elephants and rhinos in southern Africa using cutting edge software-based predictive analysis and drones to stop poachers before they are able to reach the target animals.
In every test, poaching has stopped completely where our drones have flown. We HAVE a solution, and now we need your help.
The Lindbergh Foundation Believes that Innovative Science and Technology Hold the Key to Addressing Humanity?۪s Environmental and Productivity Challenges

“Life is like a landscape.
You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.”

Charles A Lindbergh



The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation was created in 1977, the 50th Anniversary year of Charles Lindbergh’s epic New York-to-Paris flight. It was originated by friends of the Lindberghs at The Explorers Club in New York City and other friends and admirers.

lindberghs-walrus-webThe resulting national effort that established the organization was led by General James H. Doolittle and Astronaut Neil Armstrong. Also instrumental in its creation was James D. Newton, longtime, close friend of Charles and Anne Lindbergh, who was Honorary Chairman until his death in 1999.

Their intent was to honor the Lindberghs’ pioneering contributions in aviation, exploration, conservation, sciences, and the humanities. Knowing the Lindberghs’ vision of a balance between the technological advancements they helped pioneer, and the preservation of the human and natural environments they cherished, it was decided that this balance vision would become the cornerstone of the Foundation’s programs. Ever since, the Foundation has strived to carry on the concept of balance, through the Lindbergh Award, the Lindbergh Grants Program, and other educational programs and publications.

The Foundation seeks to support present and future generations in working toward such a balance, that we may …discern nature’s essential wisdom and combine it with our scientific knowledge… (Charles A. Lindbergh) and balance power over life with reverence for life (Anne Morrow Lindbergh).

Charles Lindbergh, who died in 1974, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, who died in 2001, believed that true progress and a high quality of life require both the advances of science and care for nature, and that these critical endeavors must be in balance. This vision, the furtherance of which is the mission of the Lindbergh Foundation, was eloquently reflected in the Lindberghs’ writings and public remarks, such as Charles Lindbergh’s statement in a 1973 speech that all the achievements of mankind have value only to the extent that they preserve and improve the quality of life and Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s expression in her book, Earth Shine, that power over life must be balanced by reverence for life.

“In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia”

Charles Lindbergh

The Lindbergh Foundation Board of Directors

Officers of the Governing Board

John L. Petersen is considered by many to be one of the most informed futurists in the world. He is best-known for writing and thinking about high impact surprises—wild cards—and the process of surprise anticipation.

John Petersen

Chairman of the Board

Honorary Chairman of the Lindbergh Foundation since October 17, 2004, Reeve had served as President since 1995, Vice President since 1986, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since the Foundation's formation in 1977.

Reeve Lindbergh

Honorary Chairman

An internationally-recognized expert on energy, space, aviation, and risk management, Gregg Maryniak is also a board member and corporate secretary of the X PRIZE Foundation.

Gregg E Maryniak

Vice Chairman

Lindbergh Governing Board

Members of the Governing Board

Publisher, Aircraft Owner Magazine

Greg Herrick


Publisher, Flying Magazine

Dick Koenig


President, Tiny Houses Inc

Lars Lindbergh


Owner, Mountainside Films

Michael Parfit


Senior Vice President, Communications at Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association

Katie Prybil


Chief Research Archivist, Yale University Library

Judith A. Schiff


Founder, Tutima Academy of Aviation Safety

Sean Tucker


Chief of Staff & Chief Innovation Officer, Textron Systems

Ian Walsh


The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
PO Box 861
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411