Pilot International is a volunteer organization working to improve the quality of life in communities throughout the world. Pilot International transforms communities by: developing youth, providing service and education and by uplifting families.The service focus of Pilot International is brain-related disorders and disabilities. Come join us and make a difference!
Pilot International Causes & Campaigns
♦ The ABC’s of Pilot♦
In accordance with our mission to serve by furthering Pilot International’s humanitarian efforts through charitable, educational, and research programs in communities throughout the world, the Executive Committee of Pilot International has approved the following:
A Anchor Club (Youth Development & Leadership)
The Executive Committee of Pilot International has formally approved that Pilot International be fully committed to the promotion and encouragement of Youth Development & Leadership, especially through our Anchor Clubs. Pilot International is committed to providing all the resources and tools necessary to help grow Anchor Clubs into the premier youth service organization in the country.
B Brain Safety & Health
Since 1992, Pilot International has worked in the area of brain-related service. Based upon the results of the 2012 Strategic Planning Survey, the Executive Committee of Pilot International has approved that Pilot formally narrow its focus to *Brain Safety & Health*, as the majority of our clubs do service work in this area.
C Supporting Caregivers
Pilot International is fully committed to championing projects that celebrate and support Family Caregivers of all kinds. Based upon the results of the 2012 Strategic Planning Survey, the Executive Committee of Pilot International identified an over whelming interest in supporting Family Caregivers and in response has formally approved the creation of an original philanthropic endeavor to be called “Pick Me Ups”. The objective of the “Pick Me Ups” initiative is to promote awareness of the unique needs of Family Caregivers of all kinds. Pilot International has also been instrumental in establishing the second week of November as “International Care & Kindness Week”.
Members of Pilot International are involved with many worthwhile projects in districts all around the world. The Kansas - Missouri District welcomes men and women of all ages to join us in service to our community. Learn more at: https://www.pilotinternational.org/our-history/
The first Pilot Club was organized in Macon, GA, in 1921, as a volunteer service organization for business and professional women. The name “Pilot” was inspired by the mighty riverboat pilots of that day who represented leadership and guidance.
Realizing that Pilot could benefit so many people outside their own community, the founding members set out to establish clubs in all 50 states. Because of their diligent efforts to share Pilot with others, the organization now consists of more than 358 Pilot Clubs around the globe. Pilot members are civic-minded individuals who volunteer their time and resources to change and improve their communities.
In 1952, Pilot began to recruit youth volunteers through the establishment of Anchor Club, a volunteer service organization for young people. In 2018, the first Compass Club of Pilot International for young adults was founded. Today, there are approximately 12,000 members to some level of Pilot International worldwide.
Pilot, Compass, and Anchor clubs work together to improve the quality of life in their communities, sponsoring worthwhile programs that help countless individuals in need. Pilot's service focus is preparing youth and young adults for service, encouraging brain safety and health, and supporting those who care for others.
The Pilot International Founder's Fund (PIFF) is the furthers the organization's humanitarian activities through the disbursement of grants and scholarships to support focus-related programs and activities.
We welcome you to contact us for more information about becoming a member!