We're a 501(c)(3) organization comprised of pilots, entrepreneurs, and educators who want every student to have the opportunity to build a life.

Aviation has been transformational in our own lives. Our work with ACF ensures that younger generations experience the life-changing path that aviation provides.

Our Director

Kenneth Morris

Executive Director

Kenneth Morris is a decorated United States Navy Veteran who flew aboard the P3-C Orion and P-8 Poseidon aircraft based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington.

As a Second Class Petty Officer he worked as an Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems Operator - Acoustic Operator and qualified Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist.

As a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom, Kenneth is a recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal, NATO medal, Kosovo Air Campaign medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary medal, Sea Service Deployment medal and more.

Kenneth was born and raised in Houston, Texas and is the oldest sibling to seven younger sisters. He has a degree in Computer Information Systems from Seward County College.

Previously, Kenneth was the Director of Education and Outreach for the Lone Star Flight Museum in Houston, Texas. Kenneth is also the founder of Universal Elite Aerospace, an Aviation S.T.E.M. Outreach program that works with youth and teens, motivating and inspiring them to exceed expectations in the aviation and aerospace sector.

In 2018, Kenneth was selected as one of 11 U.S. military veterans and the only African American selected by the Department of Transportation to fly in the Forces to Flyers initiative. Upon completion, Kenneth is a Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument and will continue his work inspiring, motivating, training and introducing young people to the aviation industry.


  • Cinnamon Clark Board Member
  • Carley Walker Board Member
  • Arjun Vijayanarayanan Board Member

Advisory Board

  • Gretchen L. Jahn Board Member
  • Ethan Martin Founder & Board Member
  • Joshua Granof COO & Board Member
  • Benjamin J Goodheart Advisory Board Member
  • Sharon L. Pinkerton Advisory Board Member
  • Vincent G. Restivo Advisory Board Member
  • Genesis Santana Advisory Board Member
  • Lawrence Cole Advisory Board Member
  • Chris Holm Advisory Board Member
  • Chuck Gensler Advisory Board Member
  • Tom Rege Advisory Board Member
  • Craig Dixon Advisory Board Member
  • Annie Domko Advisory Board Member
  • Craig Teasdale Advisory Board Member
  • Trevor Waldorf Fellow

Emeritus Board Members

  • Doug Johnson Board Member