Thiers Fund

History of the Thiers Memorial Fund

    Lawrence H. R. Thiers, RPI Class of 1996, played an important role in the history of the Rensselaer Aeronautical Federation. Not only did he serve as the president, he was a friend and mentor to the members of the club. Tragically, Lawrence passed away the day before his graduation in May 1999. In his memory, an endowment fund was created to provide financial assistance for students to achieve what was Lawrence’s greatest passion, the art of flying. The RPI Flying Club dreams to one day be fully self-funded on this endowment.

    We dedicate this fly-in in Lawrence's memory knowing this is something he would be proud of.


    Donations can be made to the Thiers Memorial Fund the day of the event or if you can not attend but still would like to contribute, checks may be made payable and sent to the information below. Any amount is graciously accepted.

Visit RPI's Donation Website
Select, "Other designation not listed"
Enter, "Thiers Fly In c/o Flying Club" as the designation


Checks made payable to:   Rensselaer Union

Memo line:                               Flying Club/Thiers Fund

Address to send:                   RPI Flying Club

                                                    Attn: Thiers  Fund 

                                                    110 8th Street, RU3702 

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