Wright Image Group

The effort to build the Triumph of Flight monument is spearheaded by The Wright Image Group, a non-profit organization comprised of business, government, and philanthropic leaders. Incorporated in April 2005, we are a 501(c)(3) organization. Our purpose is to build a national monument to flight. We welcome your assistance in seeing our vision become reality. Our goal is to raise $21 million through donations, sponsorships, and grants. To date, we have raised over 10% of that amount, and anticipate mounting a major capital campaign within the next 12 months.

Our Board of Directors meets monthly, supported by separate committee meetings and an open membership meeting in December of each year for the election of directors.


Walt Hoy

Curt Nelson
Executive Director

George Gianopulos
Vice President – Development

Steve Brown
Vice President – Design & Engineering


Jacqie Nawroth


Franz Hoge

Linda Ohlmann Kahn

Byron Kentner

Tom Klept

Amanda Wright Lane

Joe Lehman

Al Leland

Ralph Link

Anthony Perfilio

Ed Phillips

Judge Walter Rice

Directors Emeritus

Jon Kurtz

Marshall Ruchman

Bob and Sally Ruh

Toula Stamm

Shayna Kolodesh