Adidas Shoe Collaboration

Adidas Shoe Collaboration

From Ken Donaldson, BUF of MI President and CEO:

"My family and I were humbled and thankful to see our daughter, Kayla Joy Donaldson, celebrated for her adidas shoe collaboration at the new Foot Locker store in Detroit. During the event, I was surprised to receive a donation from adidas to help my organization, BUF of Michigan. On behalf of all of us at BUF of MI, including our Board of Directors, management and staff, we would like to sincerely thank adidas for the generous monetary gift that we recently received. This contribution will go towards programs of BUF of Michigan's E.Y.E.S. Initiative, which is Empowering Youth for Everyday Success. A few of these programs include our aviation program, medical program, literacy program, and entrepreneur training program. Thank you, adidas, for your generosity."

The Sky is Not the Limit

Ramone Crowe, Program Manager, AJW-1X, is the Black United Fund (BUF) of Michigan (a Combined Federal Campaign-listed charity) Program Director for Project Aviation, and a board member of BUF. Mr. Crowe understands the sense of urgency to address the shortage of trained aviation professionals in the aviation field. Through Mr. Crowe’s leadership, BUF has been successful in building relationships with community, corporate and educational leaders to aid in addressing this crisis. Many of these supporters attended BUF’s 48th Annual Gala.

From Ypsilanti to Anywhere Aviation Can Take Them

For years, Ramone Crowe has shown students what opportunities await them on the ground and at thousands of feet in the sky. Learn more about his work with the Black United Fund of Michigan, a CFC-listed charity, to attract local youth to careers in aviation.

He recently spearheaded a new chapter in his volunteer work with his launch of a summer Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy, in partnership with Eastern Michigan University and the Ypsilanti Community School District in Ypsilanti, Mich. A group of 11 participants from the Western Detroit Metro Area attended the camp, which exposed them to careers in aviation and in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-related fields.