About the Foundation
In July 2013, Dee Howard's children, Dee Ann Bridges and Lonnie Dean Howard, in collaboration with Dee's long time friend and former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The Dee Howard Co., Wayne I. Fagan, established The Dee Howard Foundation Fund at the San Antonio Area Foundation. The Dee Howard Foundation was founded to build on the legacy of legendary aviation pioneer and entrepreneur Dee Howard by preserving the rich history of aviation in San Antonio of which Dee was a part, and to build and expand on that history for current and future generations.
In order to provide the infrastructure for the continued growth and sustainability of the Foundation, in December 2016, a Texas nonprofit corporation was established in the name of the Foundation, the Texas entity has been granted 501C(3) status by the IRS. The Texas entity is the operational arm of the Foundation and the Fund maintains the Foundation endowment and awards grants to further the mission statement of the Foundation.