Robertson Trust - Funding The Future
Funding the Future of United States World Soaring Teams

Robertson Trust Keeps United States Soaring Teams Flying

Since 1950 United States soaring teams have a proud tradition as representatives of our nation and our soaring community at World Gliding Championships.

Competitive soaring, the prospect of team membership and international competition builds participation in the sport, provides motivation to achieve at a higher level and pushes the boundaries of pilot skill and technology.

The Robertson Trust provides a stable funding source for United States soaring teams and is critical to their participation in World Gliding Championships.

The Robert Robertson Memorial Team Fund
The Robert Robertson Memorial Team Fund, often referred to as the Robertson Trust, was established in 1988 by Donald Robertson and the Soaring Society of America to memorialize his son and top pilot, Robert "Robbie" Robertson who was tragically killed in a sailplane accident shortly after winning the 1986 U.S. 15-Meter National Championships.

Robert "Robbie" RobertsonThe trust charter provides a dedicated source of funding to United States Soaring Teams participating in World Gliding Championships.

Through careful administration by the SSA Foundation Trustees and private contributions the Robertson Trust corpus has increased in size from the original $140,000 while providing critical support to United States Soaring Teams since its founding in 1988.

Why the Robertson Trust? 
SSA FoundationWhile many international competitors receive funding from their governments, our soaring teams are funded by two types of personal contributions - direct and perpetual.

Direct Contributions are available for use by the teams at their full value at time contributed while Perpetual Contributions to the Robertson Trust become part of the SSA Foundation to be managed and invested by the Foundation Trustees. The income from the invested funds provides perpetual support for generations of future U.S. Soaring Teams.

Robertson Trust - Funding The FutureThe Robert Robertson Memorial Team Fund has an established track record of growth and service to the U.S. Soaring Teams since it was established in 1988. The trust's charter limits the use of the income from the Trust to funding U.S. Soaring Teams participation in FAI sanctioned World Soaring Championships. The Foundation Trustees have provided excellent long term guidance and are dedicated to seeing that the charter is honored.











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